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.

References[edit]

  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
2010-2011
Succeeded by
Christian Friis Bach
Preceded by
Birthe Rønn Hornbech
Minister for Refugees, Immigrants and Integration
2011-2011
Succeeded by
abolished