Astrid Krag

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Astrid Krag
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Astrid Krag at the SF party convention in 2010.
Minister of Social Affairs and the Interior
Assumed office
27 June 2019
Prime MinisterMette Frederiksen
Preceded byEllen Trane Nørby
Minister of Health and Prevention
In office
3 October 2011 – 3 February 2014
Prime MinisterHelle Thorning-Schmidt
Preceded byBertel Haarder
Succeeded byNick Hækkerup
Member of Parliament
Assumed office
13 November 2007
Personal details
Born (1982-11-17) 17 November 1982 (age 38)
Political partySocial Democrats (Denmark)
Other political
Socialist People's Party (Denmark)
Spouse(s)Andreas Seebach

Astrid Krag (17 November 1982, Vejle, Denmark) is a Danish politician, member of parliament for the Social Democrats. She is currently the Minister of Social Affairs and the Interior in the Cabinet of Mette Frederiksen. She previously served as Minister of Health and Prevention in the Cabinet of Helle Thorning-Schmidt October 2011 – January 2014. She was a part of the SF youth movement since her high school years at Tørring Amtsgymnasium. She studied Political Science at the University of Copenhagen from 2003 to 2007, and in November 2007 she was elected to parliament.

During her time as a member of parliament she was spokesperson for the Socialist People's Party on the topics of immigration, citizenship and elder care. She has been noted as a supporter of a somewhat stricter immigration policy, than the party has previously pursued.[1]

She has been described as a member of the party's right wing, but describes herself as a "reform socialist", in the pragmatic center of the party.[2] When leader of the Socialist People's Party Villy Søvndal announced that he would step down in September 2012, she announced her candidacy as new leader, and garnered supporting statements from most of the party top.[3][4][5][6] Her opponent in the bid for party leadership was Annette Vilhelmsen, of the party's left wing, who won with 64% percent of the votes.

In January 2014 as the Socialist People's Party left the government coalition, Astrid Krag left the People's party to become a member of the ruling Social Democratic Party.

On 27 June 2019, she became Minister of Social Affairs and the Interior in the Frederiksen Cabinet.[7]

She lives on Amager, is married to musician Andreas Seebach with whom she has a daughter and a son.[1]


  1. ^ a b SF's unge formandshåb? Portræt af Astrid Krag(in Danish)
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Biography on the website of the Danish Parliament (Folketinget)
  4. ^ Profile and Analysis At The Danish National Radio Website
  5. ^ Announcement of Candidacy in Danish Newspaper Information
  6. ^ analysis of Krag's Candidacy in the Copenhagen Post
  7. ^ Deleuran Müller, Thea (27 June 2019). "Danmarks nye regering er nu på plads: Se hele Mette Frederiksens ministerhold her". (in Danish). Retrieved 25 March 2020.