Carl Holst

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Carl Holst (left) with Kristian Jensen, Minister of Taxation, at Skamlingsbanken in 2008

Carl Holst (born April 29, 1970 in Rødding) is a Danish politician, representing the liberal party Venstre. He is the first Region Mayor of Region of Southern Denmark, an office he assumed on January 1, 2007. He served as County Mayor of South Jutland County from July 1, 2000, [1][permanent dead link] following the unexpected resignation of the former county mayor, Kresten Philipsen. Holst was re-elected in 2001, and served in this capacity until December 31, 2006, when the Danish counties were abolished.

In the Danish municipal elections on 15 November 2005, he was elected as the first Chairman of Region of Southern Denmark, one of the largest Regions in Denmark. [2]

28 June 2015 he became Minister of Defence and Nordic Cooperation replacing Nicolai Wammen. He resigned again on 30 September 2015 due to several suspicious cases from his time as Chairman of Region of Southern Denmark

Carl Holst is a teacher by profession. He has also served in several other capacities, including chairman of Venstres Ungdom from 1993 to 1995.

Political offices
Preceded by
Kresten Philipsen
County Mayor of South Jutland
July 1, 2000 – December 31, 2006
Succeeded by
Office abolished.
South Jutland merged into
Region of Southern Denmark.
Preceded by
Office created
Chairman of Region of Southern Denmark
January 1, 2007 – June 22, 2015
Succeeded by
Stephanie Lose
Preceded by
Nicolai Wammen
Defence Minister of Denmark
June 28, 2015 – September 30, 2015
Succeeded by
Peter Christensen
Preceded by
Carsten Hansen
Minister for Nordic Cooperation
June 28, 2015 – September 30, 2015
Succeeded by
Peter Christensen

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