Anders Fogh Rasmussen III Cabinet

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The third Cabinet of Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen was announced on 23 November 2007.[1]

Changes from the Cabinet of Anders Fogh Rasmussen II[edit]

  • Former Minister of Finances Thor Pedersen did instead of his old post take the seat as Speaker of Parliament, formerly held by Christian Mejdahl.[2]
  • Minister of Education and Ecclesiastical Affairs Bertel Haarder is retained as Minister of Education, but changes his second portfolio to being Minister of Nordic Cooperation.
  • Social Minister and Minister of Equal Rights Karen Jespersen becomes minister of a new Welfare Ministry, merging the former Ministry of Interior Affairs, Ministry of Family and Consumer Affairs and Social Ministry into one.
  • Former Interior and Health Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen is appointed Minister of Finances.
  • Former Minister of Environmental Affairs and Nordic Cooperation Connie Hedegaard is appointed Minister of Climate and Energy, thus splitting the former Ministry of Environmental Affairs up into two parts, the "traditional" Ministry of Environmental Affairs being taken over by newcomer Troels Lund Poulsen.
  • Former Minister of Family and Consumer Affairs Carina Christensen is appointed new Minister of Transportation.
  • Former Minister of Transportation Jakob Axel Nielsen is appointed new Minister of Health and Preventional Measures.
  • Seasoned veteran Birthe Rønn Hornbech is appointed new Minister of Refugees, Immigrants and Integration along with Minister of Ecclesiastical Affairs.[3]

List of ministers and portfolios[edit]

Some periods in the table below start before 23 November 2007 because the minister was also in the Cabinet of Anders Fogh Rasmussen II.

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 Lars Løkke Rasmussen 23 November 2007 – Venstre
Justice Minister Lene Espersen 27 November 2001 – 10 September 2008 Conservative People's Party
Brian Mikkelsen 10 September 2008 – Conservative People's Party
Minister of Defense Søren Gade 24 April 2004 – Venstre
Culture Minister Brian Mikkelsen 27 November 2001 – 10 September 2008 Conservative People's Party
Carina Christensen 10 September 2008 – Conservative People's Party
Minister for Taxation Kristian Jensen 2 August 2004 – Venstre
Minister of Economic and Business Affairs, Deputy Prime Minister Bendt Bendtsen 27 November 2001 – 10 September 2008 Conservative People's Party
Lene Espersen 10 September 2008 – Conservative People's Party
Minister of Nordic Cooperation Bertel Haarder 23 November 2007 – Venstre
Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Eva Kjer Hansen 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
Minister of Education Bertel Haarder 18 February 2005 – Venstre
Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs Birthe Rønn Hornbech 23 November 2007 – Venstre
Minister for Development Cooperation Ulla Tørnæs 18 February 2005 – Venstre
Minister for Welfare Karen Jespersen 23 November 2007 – Venstre
Minister for Equal Rights Karen Jespersen 23 November 2007 – Venstre
Minister for Climate and Energy Connie Hedegaard 23 November 2007 – Conservative People's Party
Minister for Transport Carina Christensen 23 November 2007 – 10 September 2008 Conservative People's Party
Lars Barfoed 10 September 2008 – Conservative People's Party
Minister of Health and Prevention Jakob Axel Nielsen 23 November 2007 – Conservative People's Party
Minister of Refugees, Immigrants and Integration Birthe Rønn Hornbech 23 November 2007 – Venstre
Minister for the Environment Troels Lund Poulsen 23 November 2007 – Venstre

References[edit]

  1. ^ Regeringen er på plads - Politiken.dk
  2. ^ 2007-08, 2. samling - VALG onsdag 28 november 2007, Tale (NB), Samtlige taler: 2) Valg af formand. (2007-11-28). Folketinget (in Danish). Retrieved on 2007-11-29.
  3. ^ Her er Foghs nye regering - dr.dk/Nyheder/Politik

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Anders Fogh Rasmussen II
Cabinet of Denmark
23 November 2007 – 5 April 2009
Succeeded by
Lars Løkke Rasmussen