Lars Barfoed

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Lars Barfoed
Lars Barfoed-2011-09-03.jpg
Leader of the Conservative People's Party
In office
14 January 2011 – 8 August 2014
Preceded by Lene Espersen
Succeeded by Søren Pape Poulsen
Deputy Prime Minister of Denmark
In office
13 January 2011 – 3 October 2011
Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen
Preceded by Lene Espersen
Succeeded by Margrethe Vestager
Justice Minister
In office
23 February 2010 – 3 October 2011
Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen
Preceded by Brian Mikkelsen
Succeeded by Morten Bødskov
Personal details
Born (1957-07-04) 4 July 1957 (age 57)
Frederiksberg, Denmark
Political party Conservative People's Party
Alma mater University of Copenhagen
Religion Lutheranism

Lars Barfoed (Danish pronunciation: [ˈlɑːs ˈbɑːfoð]; born 4 July 1957) is a Danish politician representing the Conservative People's Party and was the party´s leader from 2011 to August 7th 2014. He was Justice Minister of Denmark from February 2010 to October 2011, and Deputy Prime Minister of Denmark from January to October 2011. He also served as Minister for Family and Consumer Affairs from 18 February 2005 to 14 December 2006.

A report from Rigsrevisionen had criticized the food quality inspections which is his ministry's responsibility, as well as the information which Barfoed had passed on to Folketinget about the problems. The Danish People's Party announced that it no longer had confidence in him on 13 December, meaning that there was a risk that a majority in the Folketing no longer supporting Barfoed. Barfoed resigned his office the same day with effect from 14 December.[1] Later on it was concluded from the report that the situation only had become better while Barfoed was in office, and that the problems was dating back to former Minister of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Ritt Bjerregaard.[citation needed] He was Minister for Transportation from September 2008 to February 2010.

On 14 January 2011, Lars Barfoed succeeded Lene Espersen as political leader of the Conservative People's Party. Ended on august 8, 2014. He was succeded by Søren Pape Poulsen [2]

References[edit]

In-line:
  1. ^ "Lars Barfoed forlader regeringen". Jyllands-Posten. 2006-12-13.  (Danish)
  2. ^ http://www.berlingske.dk/politik/barfoed-ny-k-leder
General:
  1. CV - from Folketinget.
Political offices
Preceded by
Henriette Kjær
Minister for Family and Consumer Affairs
18 February 2005 – 14 December 2006
Succeeded by
Carina Christensen
Preceded by
Carina Christensen
Minister for Transportation
10 September 2008 – 23 February 2010
Succeeded by
Hans Christian Schmidt
Preceded by
Brian Mikkelsen
Justice Minister of Denmark
23 February 2010 – 3 October 2011
Succeeded by
Morten Bødskov
Party political offices
Preceded by
Lene Espersen
Leader of the Conservative People's Party
2011-
Incumbent