Margrethe Vestager

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Margrethe Vestager
Margrethe Vestager, ekonomi- och inrikesminister Danmark. Nordiska radets session i Kopenhamn 2011 (1).jpg
Deputy Prime Minister of Denmark
Incumbent
Assumed office
3 October 2011
Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt
Preceded by Lars Barfoed
Minister of the Economy and Interior
Incumbent
Assumed office
3 October 2011
Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt
Preceded by Brian Mikkelsen (Economy)
Bertel Haarder (Interior)
Minister of Education
In office
23 March 1998 – 27 November 2001
Prime Minister Poul Nyrup Rasmussen
Preceded by Ole Vig Jensen
Succeeded by Ulla Tørnæs
Minister of Ecclesiastical Affairs
In office
23 March 1998 – 21 December 2000
Prime Minister Poul Nyrup Rasmussen
Preceded by Ole Vig Jensen
Succeeded by Johannes Lebech
Personal details
Born (1968-04-13) 13 April 1968 (age 46)
Glostrup, Denmark
Political party Social Liberal Party

Margrethe Vestager (born 13 April 1968 in Glostrup) is a Danish politician representing the Danish Social Liberal Party (Radikale Venstre). She has been a Member of Parliament (the Folketing) since 20 November 2001. On 15 June 2007 she was appointed parliamentary group leader of her party, replacing Marianne Jelved.[1] On October 3, 2011, she became Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Economic and Interior Affairs under the government of Helle Thorning-Schmidt.

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Grethe Erichsen
Chairperson of the Danish Social Liberal Party
1993–1997
Succeeded by
Johannes Lebech
Preceded by
Marianne Jelved
Leader of the Danish Social Liberal Party in the Folketing
2007–2011
Succeeded by
Marianne Jelved
Political offices
Preceded by
Ole Vig Jensen
Minister of Ecclesiastical Affairs
1998–2000
Succeeded by
Johannes Lebech
Minister of Education
1998–2001
Succeeded by
Ulla Tørnæs
Preceded by
Brian Mikkelsen
as Minister of the Economy
Minister of the Economy and Interior
2011–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Bertel Haarder
as Minister of the Interior
Preceded by
Lars Barfoed
Deputy Prime Minister of Denmark
2011–present
Incumbent