Anders Fogh Rasmussen I Cabinet

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After the 2001 Danish parliamentary election, Anders Fogh Rasmussen was able form a government coalition of his own Liberal Party Venstre and the Conservative People's Party. It was a minority government with the parliamentary support of the Danish People's Party. The resulting cabinet is called the Cabinet of Anders Fogh Rasmussen I. Apart from the EU Presidency in 2002 during which the enlargement of the European Union was decided, the main issues for the cabinet were the so-called tax freeze, which ended the upward drift in municipal income tax rates, tax cuts, law and order, limiting the number of refugees and immigrants coming to Denmark as well as the war in Afghanistan and Iraq.

In the 2005 Danish parliamentary election, Anders Fogh Rasmussen retained his parliamentary support, and was able to reform his cabinet as the Cabinet of Anders Fogh Rasmussen II, with a few changes from the Cabinet of Anders Fogh Rasmussen I.

Cabinet changes[edit]

On 18 June 2002 Flemming Hansen replaced Bendt Bendtsen as Minister of Nordic Cooperation.

In April 2004 Svend Aage Jensby resigned and was replaced by Søren Gade.

On 2 August 2004 there was a cabinet change:

List of ministers and portfolios[edit]

Some periods in the table below end after 18 February 2005 because the minister also serves in Anders Fogh Rasmussens second cabinet.

Portfolio Minister Period Party
Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen 27 November 2001 – Venstre
Foreign Minister Per Stig Møller 27 November 2001 – Conservative People's Party
Finance Minister Thor Pedersen 27 November 2001 – 23 November 2007 Venstre
Interior and Health Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen 27 November 2001 – 23 November 2007 Venstre
Justice Minister Lene Espersen 27 November 2001 – Conservative People's Party
Minister of Defense Svend Aage Jensby 27 November 2001 – 24 April 2004 Venstre
Søren Gade 24 April 2004 – Venstre
Culture Minister Brian Mikkelsen 27 November 2001 – Conservative People's Party
Tax Minister Svend Erik Hovmand 27 November 2001 – 2 August 2004 Venstre
Kristian Jensen 2 August 2004 – Venstre
Minister of Economic and Business Affairs, Deputy Prime Minister Bendt Bendtsen 27 November 2001 – Conservative People's Party
Minister of Nordic Cooperation Bendt Bendtsen 27 November 2001 – 18 June 2002 Conservative People's Party
Flemming Hansen 18 June 2002 – 18 February 2005 Conservative People's Party
Minister of Traffic and Minister of Energy Flemming Hansen 27 November 2001 – 12 September 2007 Conservative People's Party
Minister of Family and Consumption (Created 2 August 2004) Henriette Kjær 2 August 2004 – 18 February 2005 Conservative People's Party
Minister of Food Mariann Fischer Boel 27 November 2001 – 2 August 2004 Venstre
Hans Christian Schmidt 2 August 2004 – 12 September 2007 Venstre
Minister of Employment Claus Hjort Frederiksen 27 November 2001 – Venstre
Minister of Science, Technology and Development Helge Sander 27 November 2001 – Venstre
Education Minister Ulla Tørnæs 27 November 2001 – 18 February 2005 Venstre
Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs Tove Fergo 27 November 2001 – 18 February 2005 Venstre
Social Minister and Minister for Equal Rights Henriette Kjær 27 November 2001 – 2 August 2004 Conservative People's Party
Eva Kjer Hansen 2 August 2004 – 12 September 2007 Venstre
Minister for Development Cooperation (Re-created 2 August 2004) Bertel Haarder 2 August 2004 – 18 February 2005 Venstre
Minister for Refugees, Immigrants and Integration Bertel Haarder 27 November 2001 – 18 February 2005 Venstre
Minister for the Environment Hans Christian Schmidt 27 November 2001 – 2 August 2004 Venstre
Connie Hedegaard 2 August 2004 – 23 November 2007 Conservative People's Party
Minister without Portfolio/Europe minister Bertel Haarder 27 November 2001 – 1 January 2004 Venstre

References[edit]

Preceded by
Poul Nyrup Rasmussen IV
Cabinet of Denmark
27 November 2001 – 18 February 2005
Succeeded by
Anders Fogh Rasmussen II