Buhl II Cabinet

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The Cabinet of Vilhelm Buhl II was the government of Denmark from May 5, 1945 until November 7 same year. The cabinet was popularly called "the Liberation Cabinet" since it was the first government after the liberation from the German occupation during World War II.

It comprised 18 ministers, about evenly split between the former Danish unity government, and members of the Frihedsrådet and other resistance groups.

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Prime Minister   Vilhelm Buhl May 5, 1945 November 7, 1945 Social Democrats
Foreign Minister   Vilhelm Buhl May 5, 1945 May 7, 1945 Social Democrats
  John Christmas Møller May 7, 1945 November 7, 1945 Conservative People's
Finance Minister   Hans Christian Svane Hansen May 5, 1945 November 7, 1945 Social Democrats
Interior Minister   Knud Kristensen May 5, 1945 November 7, 1945 Venstre
Justice Minister   Niels Busch-Jensen May 5, 1945 November 7, 1945 Social Democrats
Minister for Education   Axel Marius Hansen May 5, 1945 November 7, 1945 Social Liberals
Minister for Eccleciastical Affairs   Arne Sørensen May 5, 1945 November 7, 1945 Danish Unity
Minister for Defence   Ole Bjørn Kraft May 5, 1945 November 7, 1945 Conservative People's
Minister for Public Works   Carl Petersen May 5, 1945 November 7, 1945 Social Democrats
Social and Work Minister   Hans Christian Hedtoft Hansen May 5, 1945 November 7, 1945 Social Democrats
Minister for Traffic   Alfred Jensen May 5, 1945 November 7, 1945 Communists
Minister for Agriculture and Fishery   Erik Eriksen May 5, 1945 November 7, 1945 Venstre
Minister for Trade, Industry, and Seafaring   Vilhelm Fibiger May 5, 1945 November 7, 1945 Conservative People's
Minister for Special Affairs   Mogens Fog May 5, 1945 November 7, 1945 Communists
Minister without Portfolio   Aksel Larsen May 5, 1945 November 7, 1945 Communists
  Kr. Juul Christensen May 5, 1945 November 7, 1945 Danish Unity
  Frode Jakobsen May 5, 1945 November 7, 1945 Social Democrats
  Henrik Kauffmann May 12, 1945 November 7, 1945 Frie Danske
Preceded by
Cabinet of Erik Scavenius
Cabinet of Denmark
1945
Succeeded by
Cabinet of Knud Kristensen