Prime Minister of Denmark


Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt of DenmarkHelle Thorning-Schmidt

Date of Birth: 14 December 1966
Birth Place: Rodovre, Denmark
Political Party: Social Democrats
Arrival in Power: 3 October 2011
Religion: NA
Profession: Politician

Biography:


Helle Thorning-Schmidt was born in Rodovre, Denmark, in 1966. Helle Thorning-Schmidt is the current Prime Minister of Denmark. Helle Thorning-Schmidt studied Political Science at the University of Copenhagen, and she also obtained a Master's Degree from the College of Europe.


Helle Thorning-Schmidt was elected to the European Parliament in 1999 as a member of the Party of European Socialists. In 2005 she was elected to the Danish Parliament as a member of the Social Democrats, the same year she was elected as the new leader of the Social Democrats. Helle Thorning-Schmidt led the party in the 2007 elections although her party remained in opposition following the elections. Following the 2011 elections, she was able to form a coalition with other opposition parties, even though the party in power had actually gained seats but not a majority. Her coalition was eventually approved by the Queen of Denmark and she became Prime Minister on October 3rd 2011.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helle_Thorning-Schmidt

Updated on: February 16th, 2015

Former Prime Minister of Denmark


Lars Lokke RasmussenLars Lokke Rasmussen

Date of Birth: 15 May 1964
Birth Place: Vejle, Denmark
Political Party: Venstre
Arrival in Power: 5 April 2009
Religion: Lutheran
Profession: Politician

Biography:


Lars Lokke Rasmussen was born in Vejle, Denmark, in 1964. Lars Lokke Rasmussen was the Prime Minister of Denmark. He obtained a law degree from the University of Copenhagen. Before beginning his political career he was a consultant.

Lars Lokke Rasmussen served as minister of health and the interior in 2001 until 2007. In 2007 he became minister of finance. In 2009 he was named as the Prime Minister of Denmark.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lars_L%C3%B8kke_Rasmussen

Updated on: February 16th, 2015