Søren Gade

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Søren Gade
Søren Gade2010-22-02.jpg
Defence Minister of Denmark
In office
24 April 2004 – 23 February 2010
Monarch Margrethe II
Preceded by Svend Aage Jensby
Succeeded by Gitte Lillelund Bech
Personal details
Born (1963-01-27) 27 January 1963 (age 52)
Holstebro, Denmark
Political party Venstre
Spouse(s) Helle Buskbjerg Poulsen (dead 2008)
Religion Lutheran/Church of Denmark

Søren Gade Jensen (born 27 January 1963) is a Danish politician who served as Defence Minister representing the Liberal party, Venstre from 2004 to 2010, when he replaced Svend Aage Jensby. He has been a Liberal member of the Danish Parliament since 2001. Before entering politics, he was a military officer and businessman. In January 2008 he lost his wife after years of cancer.[1]

Gade resigned his position due to a long time conflict with the media after the publishing of an Arabic text, telling the defence's methods in the Afghan war.



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Political offices
Preceded by
Svend Aage Jensby
Defence Minister of Denmark
2004 - 2010
Succeeded by
Gitte Lillelund Bech