Hans Engell

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Hans Engell (born 8 October 1948) is a Danish former politician and journalist, who until 6 September 2007 was the editor-in-chief of the tabloid Ekstra Bladet, a position he had held for seven years.[1] As a member of the Conservative People's Party, he was Defence Minister of Denmark between 1982 and 1987, Justice Minister between 1989 and 1993, and leader of the party from 1993 to 1997, until he retired in disgrace after a drunk-driving accident.

Hans Engell is currently a political commentator and analyst in Ekstra Bladet and on Danish television (e.g. TV 2 News and Jersild Live).


  1. ^ "Hans Engell forlader Ekstra Bladet" (in Danish). Politiken. 2007-09-06. Retrieved 2007-09-06.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Poul Søgaard
Defence Minister of Denmark
10 September 1982 – 10 September 1987
Succeeded by
Bernt Johan Collet
Preceded by
Poul Schlüter
Justice Minister of Denmark
5 October 1989 – 25 January 1993
Succeeded by
Pia Gjellerup
Party political offices
Preceded by
Henning Dyremose
Leader of the Conservative People's Party
Succeeded by
Per Stig Møller