Kristian Jensen

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Kristian Jensen
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Minister of Foreign Affairs
Incumbent
Assumed office
28 June 2015
Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen
Preceded by Martin Lidegaard
Deputy Prime Minister of Denmark
Incumbent
Assumed office
28 June 2015
Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen
Preceded by Morten Østergaard
Minister of Taxation
In office
2 August 2004 – 24 February 2010
Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen
Lars Løkke Rasmussen
Preceded by Svend Erik Hovmand
Succeeded by Troels Lund Poulsen
Personal details
Born (1971-05-21) May 21, 1971 (age 44)
Middelfart, Denmark
Political party Venstre

Kristian Jensen (born May 21, 1971) is a Danish politician who has been Minister for Foreign Affairs of Denmark and Deputy Prime Minister since 2015. He is a spokesperson for the Liberal party Venstre. He was the Minister for Taxation from 2004 to 2010 and has been a member of parliament (Folketinget) since March 11, 1998.[1] During his time as Tax Minister, Kristian Jensen was a keen proponent of a "tax freeze."

Jensen was the Venstre's spokesman on information technology and sports from 1998 to 2001 and became its spokesman on finance policy, as well as Vice-Chairman of the Financial Affairs Committee, in 2001.[1]

At the liberal party's congress on 17 May 2009, Kristian Jensen was elected as vice president of the liberal party, without any other candidates running for the post.

If Venstre lost the 2015 election, then Kristian Jensen was considered very likely to be the next leader of the political party. Unlike the current leader of Venstre, who is rated as very untrustworthy in polls,[2] there are no controversies associated with Kristian Jensen. In the event, Venstre was able to form a minority government, with Jensen becoming Minister of Foreign Affairs on 28 June 2015.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Svend Erik Hovmand
Minister for Taxation
2004–2010
Succeeded by
Troels Lund Poulsen
Preceded by
Martin Lidegaard
Minister for Foreign Affairs
2015–present
Incumbent