Nicolai Wammen

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Nicolai Wammen
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Minister for Defence
Incumbent
Assumed office
9 August 2013
Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt
Preceded by Nick Hækkerup
Minister for European Affairs
In office
3 October 2011 – 9 August 2013
Preceded by Office established
Succeeded by Nick Hækkerup
Mayor of Aarhus
In office
2006–2011
Preceded by Louise Gade
Succeeded by Jacob B. Johansen
Personal details
Born (1971-02-07) 7 February 1971 (age 43)
Holbæk, Denmark
Political party Social Democrats
Alma mater University of Aarhus

Nicolai Halby Wammen (born 7 February 1971) is a Danish politician, representing the Social Democrats. A native and lifelong resident of Denmark's second-largest city, Aarhus, he earned a Masters' degree in Political Science from the University of Aarhus in 2001 and was first elected to its City Council in 1998.[1] In 2001 he was elected to Parliament, served one term and was then elected Mayor of Aarhus in 2006. At this time he was also elected vice president of the Social Democrats. When Helle Thorning-Schmidt led the Social Democrats to victory in Denmark's September 2011 elections, Wammen returned to Danish Parliament (representing Aarhus) and was appointed to the newly created position of Minister for European Affairs from October 2011 to August 2013. On 9 August 2013, Prime Minister Thorning-Schmidt announced her first Cabinet shakeup, changing six ministers, including moving Nicolai Wammen to Minister for Defence, and moving Minister of Defence Nick Hækkerup to Minister of European Affairs and Trade.

Personal Life: Never married, Danish newspaper Ekstrabladet reported that Wammen fathered a son, Carl (born 9 October 2011) with Julie Rademacher, a former Member of Parliament whom the paper described as "a friend". Upon the birth of their son, she resigned from Parliament moved to Greenland to be with her parents.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mayor Nicolai Wammen". Aarhus Municipality. Retrieved 2010-08-20. 
  2. ^ Julie: Nicolai er vild med sin søn, Ekstrabladet, 2 November 2011; accessed 10 August 2013.

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