Thorning-Schmidt II Cabinet

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Thorning-Schmidt Cabinet II
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71st cabinet of Denmark
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Date formed 3 February 2014
Date dissolved 28 June 2015
People and organisations
Head of state Margrethe II of Denmark
Head of government Helle Thorning-Schmidt
Member party Social Democrats
Social Liberal Party
Status in legislature Coalition minority government
Opposition party Venstre
Opposition leader Lars Løkke Rasmussen
History
Election(s)
Legislature term(s) 2011-2015
Outgoing formation 2015 general election
Predecessor Thorning-Schmidt Cabinet I
Successor Lars Løkke Rasmussen II Cabinet

The Second Cabinet of Helle Thorning-Schmidt was the Government of Denmark in office from 3 February 2014 to 28 June 2015. It was a coalition government between the Social Democrats and the Social Liberal Party.

It was preceded by the First Cabinet of Helle Thorning-Schmidt, a cabinet that ended when the Socialist People's Party left the government.

Government formations[edit]

Helle Thorning-Schmidt formed the First Cabinet of Helle Thorning-Schmidt following the 2011 parliamentary election and lead a coalition government consisting of her own Social Democrats, the Social Liberal Party and the Socialist People's Party until 2014.

On 30 January 2014, the Socialist People's Party announced their departure from the government due to a conflict over the proposed sale of DONG Energy shares to Goldman Sachs. Before departure, they also announced they will support Helle Thorning-Schmidt although not being a part of her government.[1]

This event lead to the resignation of the First Cabinet of Helle Thorning-Schmidt and the formation of the Second Cabinet of Helle Thorning-Schmidt on 3 February 2014.

The Second Cabinet of Thorning-Schmidt resigned following defeat in the 2015 general election.

List of ministers[edit]

The Social Democrats had thirteen ministers including the Prime Minister. The Social Liberal Party had seven ministers.[2]

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Prime Minister's Office
Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt3 February 201428 June 2015Social Democrats
Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economy and Interior Margrethe Vestager3 February 20142 September 2014Social Liberals
 Morten Østergaard2 September 201428 June 2015Social Liberals
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Minister for Foreign Affairs Martin Lidegaard3 February 201428 June 2015Social Liberals
Minister for Trade and Development Cooperation Mogens Jensen3 February 201428 June 2015Social Democrats
Ministry of Finance
Minister for Finance Bjarne Corydon3 February 201428 June 2015Social Democrats
Ministry of Justice
Minister for Justice Karen Hækkerup3 February 201410 October 2014Social Democrats
 Mette Frederiksen10 October 201428 June 2015Social Democrats
Ministry of Defence
Minister for Defence Nicolai Wammen3 February 201428 June 2015Social Democrats
Ministry of Culture
Minister for Culture and Church Marianne Jelved3 February 201428 June 2015Social Liberals
Ministry of Taxation
Minister for Taxation Morten Østergaard3 February 20142 September 2014Social Liberals
 Benny Engelbrecht2 September 201428 June 2015Social Democrats
Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education
Minister for Research, Innovation and Higher Education Sofie Carsten Nielsen3 February 201428 June 2015Social Liberals
Ministry of Economic and Business Affairs
Minister for Business and Growth Henrik Sass Larsen3 February 201428 June 2015Social Democrats
Ministry of Housing, Urban and Rural Affairs
Minister for the City, Housing and Rural Affairs Carsten Hansen3 February 201428 June 2015Social Democrats
Ministry of Employment
Minister for Employment Mette Frederiksen3 February 201410 October 2014Social Democrats
 Henrik Dam Kristensen10 October 201428 June 2015Social Democrats
Ministry of Education
Minister for Education Christine Antorini3 February 201428 June 2015Social Democrats
Ministry of Social Affairs
Minister for Integration and Social Affairs Manu Sareen3 February 201428 June 2015Social Liberals
Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries (Denmark)
Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Dan Jørgensen3 February 201428 June 2015Social Democrats
Ministry of Climate and Energy
Minister for Climate and Energy Rasmus Helveg Petersen3 February 201428 June 2015Social Liberals
Ministry of Transport
Minister for Transport Magnus Heunicke3 February 201428 June 2015Social Democrats
Ministry of Health
Minister for Health and Prevention Nick Hækkerup3 February 201428 June 2015Social Democrats
Ministry of the Environment
Minister for the Environment Kirsten Brosbøl3 February 201428 June 2015Social Democrats
Preceded by
Thorning-Schmidt I
Cabinet of Denmark
2014–2015
Succeeded by
Løkke Rasmussen II

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SF leaves government, Vilhelmsen steps down". The Copenhagen Post . 30 January 2014. Retrieved 30 January 2014.
  2. ^ stm.dk (3 February 2014). "Regeringen Helle Thorning-Schmidt II".