Lars Løkke Rasmussen I Cabinet

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The cabinet of Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, was announced on 5 April 2009 as Lars Løkke became prime minister after Anders Fogh Rasmussen was offered the post of Secretary General of NATO on 4 April 2009.

Following the 2011 parliamentary election, Lars Løkke Rasmussen was replaced as Prime Minister of Denmark by the Social Democrat Helle Thorning-Schmidt.

Changes from the cabinet of Anders Fogh Rasmussen III[edit]

On 7 April 2009 Lars Løkke Rasmussen announced the following changes from the cabinet of Anders Fogh Rasmussen III:[1] Claus Hjort Frederiksen became Minister of Finance after Lars Løkke Rasmussen, and Frederiksen's previous post of Minister of Employment is filled by Inger Støjberg, previously not a minister, who also becomes Minister for Equal Rights. Following Karen Jespersen's announcement that she wished to withdraw as Minister for Social Welfare, that ministry is abolished and a new combined ministry of the interior and of social affairs is taken over by Karen Ellemann.

On 23 February 2010 Løkke Rasmussen announced a major reshuffle, which affected all ministers except for Claus Hjort Frederiksen, Birthe Rønn Hornbech and the prime minister himself.

On 8 March 2011 some minor changes were announced in connection with the firing of Birthe Rønn Hornbech from her position as Minister for Integration as a result of a scandal involving the right of citizenship for stateless residents.

List of ministers and portfolios[edit]

Some periods in the table below start before April 2009 because the ministers were also in the Cabinet of Anders Fogh Rasmussen I, II and III.

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Prime Minister   Lars Løkke Rasmussen 5 April 2009 3 October 2011 Venstre
Foreign Minister   Per Stig Møller 27 November 2001 23 February 2010 Conservative People's
  Lene Espersen 23 February 2010 3 October 2011 Conservative People's
Finance Minister   Claus Hjort Frederiksen 7 April 2009 3 October 2011 Venstre
Justice Minister   Brian Mikkelsen 10 September 2008 23 February 2010 Conservative People's
  Lars Barfoed 23 February 2010 3 October 2011 Conservative People's
Minister of Defense   Søren Gade 24 April 2004 23 February 2010 Venstre
  Gitte Lillelund Bech 23 February 2010 3 October 2011 Venstre
Culture Minister   Carina Christensen 10 September 2008 23 February 2010 Conservative People's
  Per Stig Møller 23 February 2010 3 October 2011 Conservative People's
Minister of the Interior   Karen Ellemann 7 April 2009 23 February 2010 Venstre
  Bertel Haarder 23 February 2010 3 October 2011 Venstre
Minister for Taxation   Kristian Jensen 2 August 2004 23 February 2010 Venstre
  Troels Lund Poulsen 23 February 2010 8 March 2011 Venstre
  Peter Christensen 8 March 2011 3 October 2011 Venstre
Minister of Economic and Business Affairs   Lene Espersen 10 September 2008 23 February 2010 Conservative People's
  Brian Mikkelsen 23 February 2010 3 October 2011 Conservative People's
Minister of Nordic Cooperation   Bertel Haarder 23 November 2007 3 October 2011 Venstre
Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries   Eva Kjer Hansen 12 September 2007 23 February 2010 Venstre
  Henrik Høegh 23 February 2010 3 October 2011 Venstre
Minister of Employment   Inger Støjberg 7 April 2009 3 October 2011 Venstre
Minister of Science, Technology and Development   Helge Sander 27 November 2001 23 February 2010 Venstre
  Charlotte Sahl-Madsen 23 February 2010 3 October 2011 Conservative People's
Minister of Education   Bertel Haarder 18 February 2005 23 February 2010 Venstre
  Tina Nedergaard 23 February 2010 8 March 2011 Venstre
  Troels Lund Poulsen 8 March 2011 3 October 2011 Venstre
Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs   Birthe Rønn Hornbech 23 November 2007 8 March 2011 Venstre
  Per Stig Møller 8 March 2011 3 October 2011 Conservative People's
Minister for Development Cooperation   Ulla Tørnæs 18 February 2005 23 February 2010 Venstre
  Søren Pind 23 February 2010 3 October 2011 Venstre
Minister of Social Affairs   Karen Ellemann 7 April 2009 23 February 2010 Venstre
  Benedikte Kiær 23 February 2010 3 October 2011 Conservative People's
Minister for Equal Rights   Inger Støjberg 7 April 2009 23 February 2010 Venstre
  Lykke Friis 23 February 2010 3 October 2011 Venstre
Minister for Climate and Energy   Connie Hedegaard 23 November 2007 24 November 2009 Conservative People's
  Lykke Friis 24 November 2009 3 October 2011 Venstre
Minister for Transport   Lars Barfoed 10 September 2008 23 February 2010 Conservative People's
  Hans Christian Schmidt 23 February 2010 3 October 2011 Venstre
Minister of Health and Prevention   Jakob Axel Nielsen 23 November 2007 23 February 2010 Conservative People's
  Bertel Haarder 23 February 2010 3 October 2011 Venstre
Minister of Refugees, Immigrants and Integration   Birthe Rønn Hornbech 23 November 2007 8 March 2011 Venstre
  Søren Pind 8 March 2011 3 October 2011 Venstre
Minister for the Environment   Troels Lund Poulsen 23 November 2007 23 February 2010 Venstre
  Karen Ellemann 23 February 2010 3 October 2011 Venstre
Preceded by
Anders Fogh Rasmussen III
Cabinet of Denmark
5 April 2009 – 3 october 2011
Succeeded by
Helle Thorning-Schmidt I

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Løkke sætter sit første ministerhold" (in Danish). Politiken. 2009-04-07. Archived from the original on 2009-04-08. Retrieved 2009-04-07.