Cabinet of Denmark

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The Cabinet of Denmark (Danish: regering) has been the chief executive body and the government of the Kingdom of Denmark since 1848. The Cabinet is led by the Prime Minister. There are around 25 members of the Cabinet, known as "Ministers", all of whom are also heads of specific government ministries. The Cabinet has usually been composed of Ministers from two or more parties forming a coalition government. Still, most of these governments have been minority governments, relying on the support of still other parties.

Cabinets are formally appointed by the Monarch.[1] In practice, once a government has stepped down, there is a fixed set of rules for appointing an investigator (most often the future Prime Minister), with the job of trying to form a new government. The Prime Minister will lead the Cabinet by convention. Cabinets are named after the Prime Minister, although they may gain shorthand names (e.g."VK Cabinet", for the recent VenstreConservative Cabinet).

As of 28 November 2016, the Prime Minister is Lars Løkke Rasmussen, leading a minority coalition government consisting of Venstre, the Liberal Alliance and the Conservative People's Party. [2] It relies on parliamentary support from the Danish People's Party.

List of cabinets[edit]

Below is a list of all Cabinets since 1848.

No. Cabinet From To Time in office Parties Popular name
1 Moltke I Cabinet 22 March 1848 16 November 1848 239 days Ministers outside the parties
National Venstre
Bondevennerne
March Cabinet
2 Moltke II Cabinet 16 November 1848 13 July 1851 2 years, 239 days Ministers outside the parties
National Venstre
November Cabinet
3 Moltke III Cabinet 13 July 1851 18 October 1851 97 days July Cabinet
4 Moltke IV Cabinet 18 October 1851 27 January 1852 101 days October Cabinet
5 Bluhme I Cabinet 27 January 1852 21 April 1853 1 year, 84 days January Cabinet
6 Ørsted Cabinet 21 April 1853 12 December 1854 1 year, 235 days
7 Bang Cabinet 12 December 1854 18 October 1856 1 year, 311 days
8 Andræ Cabinet 18 October 1856 13 May 1857 207 days
9 Hall I Cabinet 13 May 1857 2 December 1859 2 years, 203 days
10 Rotwitt Cabinet 2 December 1859 24 February 1860 84 days
11 Hall II Cabinet 24 February 1860 31 December 1863 3 years, 310 days
12 Monrad Cabinet 31 December 1863 11 July 1864 193 days
13 Bluhme II Cabinet 11 July 1864 6 November 1865 1 year, 118 days
14 Frijs Cabinet 6 November 1865 28 May 1870 4 years, 203 days
15 Holstein-Holsteinborg Cabinet 28 May 1870 14 July 1874 4 years, 50 days
16 Fonnesbech Cabinet 14 July 1874 11 June 1875 329 days
17 Estrup Cabinet 11 June 1875 7 August 1894 19 years, 57 days Højre
18 Reedtz-Thott Cabinet 7 August 1894 23 May 1897 2 years, 289 days Højre
19 Hørring Cabinet 23 May 1897 27 April 1900 2 years, 339 days Højre
20 Sehested Cabinet 27 April 1900 24 July 1901 1 year, 88 days Højre
21 Deuntzer Cabinet 24 July 1901 14 January 1905 3 years, 174 days Venstre
22 Christensen I Cabinet 14 January 1905 24 July 1908 3 years, 192 days Venstre
23 Christensen II Cabinet 24 July 1908 12 October 1908 80 days Venstre
24 Neergaard I Cabinet 12 October 1908 16 August 1909 308 days Venstre
25 Holstein-Ledreborg Cabinet 16 August 1909 28 October 1909 73 days Venstre
26 Zahle I Cabinet 28 October 1909 5 July 1910 250 days Danish Social Liberal Party
27 Berntsen Cabinet 5 July 1910 21 June 1913 2 years, 351 days Venstre
28 Zahle II Cabinet 21 June 1913 30 March 1920 6 years, 283 days Danish Social Liberal Party
29 Liebe Cabinet 30 March 1920 5 April 1920 6 days Caretaker cabinet
30 Friis Cabinet 5 April 1920 5 May 1920 30 days Caretaker cabinet
31 Neergaard II Cabinet 5 May 1920 9 October 1922 2 years, 157 days Venstre
32 Neergaard III Cabinet 9 October 1922 23 April 1924 1 year, 197 days Venstre
33 Stauning I Cabinet 23 April 1924 14 December 1926 2 years, 235 days Social Democrats
34 Madsen-Mygdal Cabinet 14 December 1926 30 April 1929 2 years, 137 days Venstre
35 Stauning II Cabinet 30 April 1929 8 July 1940 11 years, 69 days Social Democrats
Danish Social Liberal Party
Cabinet of Stauning-Munch
36 Stauning III Cabinet 8 July 1940 4 May 1942 1 year, 300 days Unity government
37 Buhl I Cabinet 4 May 1942 9 November 1942 189 days Unity government
38 Scavenius Cabinet 9 November 1942 5 May 1945 2 years, 177 days Unity government
39 Buhl II Cabinet 5 May 1945 7 November 1945 186 days Unity government Liberation Cabinet
40 Kristensen Cabinet 7 November 1945 13 November 1947 2 years, 6 days Venstre
41 Hedtoft I Cabinet 13 November 1947 30 October 1950 2 years, 351 days Social Democrats
42 Eriksen Cabinet 30 October 1950 30 September 1953 2 years, 335 days Venstre
Conservative People's Party
43 Hedtoft II Cabinet 30 September 1953 1 February 1955 1 year, 124 days Social Democrats
44 Hansen I Cabinet 1 February 1955 28 May 1957 2 years, 116 days Social Democrats
45 Hansen II Cabinet 28 May 1957 21 February 1960 2 years, 269 days Social Democrats
Danish Social Liberal Party
Justice Party
Triangle Cabinet (Trekantregeringen)
46 Kampmann I Cabinet 21 February 1960 18 November 1960 271 days Social Democrats
Danish Social Liberal Party
Justice Party
47 Kampmann II Cabinet 18 November 1960 3 September 1962 1 year, 289 days Social Democrats
Danish Social Liberal Party
48 Krag I Cabinet 3 September 1962 29 September 1964 2 years, 26 days Social Democrats
Danish Social Liberal Party
49 Krag II Cabinet 29 September 1964 2 February 1968 3 years, 126 days Social Democrats
50 Baunsgaard Cabinet 2 February 1968 11 October 1971 3 years, 251 days Danish Social Liberal Party
Conservative People's Party
Venstre
VKR Cabinet
51 Krag III Cabinet 11 October 1971 5 October 1972 360 days Social Democrats
52 Jørgensen I Cabinet 5 October 1972 19 December 1973 1 year, 75 days Social Democrats
53 Hartling Cabinet 19 December 1973 13 February 1975 1 year, 56 days Venstre
54 Jørgensen II Cabinet 13 February 1975 30 August 1978 3 years, 198 days Social Democrats
55 Jørgensen III Cabinet 30 August 1978 26 October 1979 1 year, 57 days Social Democrats
Venstre
SV Cabinet
56 Jørgensen IV Cabinet 26 October 1979 30 December 1981 2 years, 65 days Social Democrats
57 Jørgensen V Cabinet 30 December 1981 10 September 1982 254 days Social Democrats
58 Schlüter I Cabinet 10 September 1982 10 September 1987 5 years, 0 days Conservative People's Party
Venstre
Centre Democrats
Christian Democrats
Four-leaf clover Cabinet (Firkløverregeringen)
59 Schlüter II Cabinet 10 September 1987 3 March 1988 175 days Conservative People's Party
Venstre
Centre Democrats
Christian Democrats
60 Schlüter III Cabinet 3 March 1988 18 December 1990 2 years, 290 days Conservative People's Party
Venstre
Danish Social Liberal Party
KVR Cabinet
61 Schlüter IV Cabinet 18 December 1990 25 January 1993 2 years, 38 days Conservative People's Party
Venstre
KV Cabinet
62 P.N. Rasmussen I Cabinet 25 January 1993 27 September 1994 1 year, 245 days Social Democrats
Centre Democrats
Danish Social Liberal Party
Christian Democrats
63 P.N. Rasmussen II Cabinet 27 September 1994 30 December 1996 2 years, 94 days Social Democrats
Danish Social Liberal Party
Centre Democrats
64 P.N. Rasmussen III Cabinet 30 December 1996 23 March 1998 1 year, 83 days Social Democrats
Danish Social Liberal Party
SR Cabinet
65 P.N. Rasmussen IV Cabinet 23 March 1998 27 November 2001 3 years, 249 days Social Democrats
Danish Social Liberal Party
SR Cabinet
66 A.F. Rasmussen I Cabinet 27 November 2001 18 February 2005 3 years, 83 days Venstre
Conservative People's Party
VK Cabinet
67 A.F. Rasmussen II Cabinet 18 February 2005 23 November 2007 2 years, 278 days Venstre
Conservative People's Party
VK Cabinet
68 A.F. Rasmussen III Cabinet 23 November 2007 3 October 2011 1 year, 133 days Venstre
Conservative People's Party
VK Cabinet
69 L.L. Rasmussen I Cabinet 5 April 2009 3 October 2011 2 years, 181 days Venstre
Conservative People's Party
VK Cabinet
70 Thorning-Schmidt I Cabinet 3 October 2011 3 February 2014 2 years, 123 days Social Democrats
Social Liberal Party
Socialist People's Party
SRSF Cabinet
71 Thorning-Schmidt II Cabinet 3 February 2014 28 June 2015 1 year, 145 days Social Democrats
Social Liberal Party
SR Cabinet
72 L.L. Rasmussen II Cabinet 28 June 2015 28 November 2016 1 year, 153 days Venstre V Cabinet
73 L.L. Rasmussen III Cabinet 28 November 2016 Incumbent 1 year, 355 days Venstre
Liberal Alliance
Conservative People's Party
VLAK Cabinet

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Section 14". Constitution of Denmark. ICL. Retrieved 7 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Denmark PM strikes deal to form new government". Retrieved 31 August 2018.