Frank Jensen

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Frank Jensen
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Jensen in 2010.
Lord Mayor of Copenhagen
Assumed office
1 January 2010
Deputy Anne Vang
Preceded by Ritt Bjerregaard
Minister of Justice
In office
30 December 1996 – 27 November 2001
Preceded by Bjorn Westh
Succeeded by Lene Espersen
Minister of Research
In office
27 September 1994 – 30 December 1996
Preceded by A.O Anderson
Succeeded by Jytte Hilden
Personal details
Born (1961-05-28) 28 May 1961 (age 54)
Political party Social Democrats

Frank Jensen (born 28 May 1961) is a Danish politician, member of the Danish Social Democrats, and has been Lord Mayor of Copenhagen since 1 January 2010. He was Minister for Research 27 September 1994 to 30 December 1996 in the Cabinet of Poul Nyrup Rasmussen II and Justice Minister from 30 December 1996 to 27 November 2001 in the Cabinets of Poul Nyrup Rasmussen III and IV.

When Mogens Lykketoft resigned as leader of the Social Democrats after losing the 2005 Danish parliamentary election, Frank Jensen and Helle Thorning-Schmidt were the two candidates to succeed him. The party members voted on 12 April 2005, electing Helle Thorning-Schmidt as leader with 24,261 votes (53%) against 21,348 votes (47%) for Frank Jensen.

Frank Jensen is an educated economist and holds a master's degree in economics from Aalborg University which he received in 1986.

In 2015, he banned all 45,000 city employees from flying with budget airline Ryanair for official business.[1]


Political offices
Preceded by
A.O. Andersen
Minister for Research
1994 – 1996
Succeeded by
Jytte Hilden
Preceded by
Bjørn Westh
Justice Minister of Denmark
1996 – 2001
Succeeded by
Lene Espersen
Preceded by
Ritt Bjerregaard
Lord Mayor of Copenhagen
1 January 2010–present