Søren Pind

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Søren Pind in 2009

Søren Pind (born 20 November 1969)[1] is a Danish politician, and a member of the center-right party Venstre.

Pind was born in Herning, and served in the Copenhagen city government from 1994 to 2005.[1] Søren Pind is considered more liberal than most other members of his party. In 2003, he was part of a group of party members who issued the "ten liberal theses," a document unsuccessfully challenging the direction the party was taking under Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen.[2]

He was appointed to the cabinet of Lars Løkke Rasmussen during a cabinet reshuffle in February 2010, becoming Minister for Development Cooperation.[3] He was appointed Minister for Refugees, Immigrants and Integration on 8 March 2011, thus holding double ministerial office.[4]

Pind's term as minister ended on 4 October 2011, after the center-left coalition prevailed in the 2011 parliamentary election.


  1. ^ a b "Pind, Søren". Kraks Blå Bog. 2005. p. 946. ISBN 87-7225-861-6. 
  2. ^ "Pind trækker i land". Politiken. 7 August 2003. 
  3. ^ "Søren Pind bliver minister for udvikling og bistand". Politiken. 22 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Søren Pind bliver ny integrationsminister". Politiken. 8 March 2011. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Ulla Tørnæs
Minister for Development Cooperation of Denmark
Succeeded by
Christian Friis Bach
Preceded by
Birthe Rønn Hornbech
Minister for Refugees, Immigrants and Integration
Succeeded by