Anders Fogh Rasmussen III Cabinet

The third Cabinet of Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen was announced on 23 November 2007.[1]

Third Fogh Rasmussen Cabinet
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72nd Cabinet of Denmark
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Date formed23 November 2007 (2007-11-23)
Date dissolved5 April 2009 (2009-04-05)
People and organisations
Head of stateMargrethe II of Denmark
Head of governmentAnders Fogh Rasmussen
No. of ministers20
Total no. of members21
Member partyVenstre
Conservative People's Party
Status in legislatureMinority coalition
History
Election(s)2007
Legislature term(s)2007–2011
PredecessorFogh Rasmussen II
SuccessorLøkke Rasmussen I

Changes from the Cabinet of Anders Fogh Rasmussen IIEdit

  • Former Minister of Finances Thor Pedersen did instead of his old post take the seat as Speaker of Parliament, formerly held by Christian Mejdahl.[2]
  • Minister of Education and Ecclesiastical Affairs Bertel Haarder is retained as Minister of Education, but changes his second portfolio to being Minister of Nordic Cooperation.
  • Social Minister and Minister of Equal Rights Karen Jespersen becomes minister of a new Welfare Ministry, merging the former Ministry of Interior Affairs, Ministry of Family and Consumer Affairs and Social Ministry into one.
  • Former Interior and Health Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen is appointed Minister of Finances.
  • Former Minister of Environmental Affairs and Nordic Cooperation Connie Hedegaard is appointed Minister of Climate and Energy, thus splitting the former Ministry of Environmental Affairs up into two parts, the "traditional" Ministry of Environmental Affairs being taken over by newcomer Troels Lund Poulsen.
  • Former Minister of Family and Consumer Affairs Carina Christensen is appointed new Minister of Transportation.
  • Former Minister of Transportation Jakob Axel Nielsen is appointed new Minister of Health and Preventional Measures.
  • Seasoned veteran Birthe Rønn Hornbech is appointed new Minister of Refugees, Immigrants and Integration along with Minister of Ecclesiastical Affairs.[3]

List of ministers and portfoliosEdit

Some periods in the table below start before 18 February 2005 or end after 23 November 2007 because the minister was also in the Cabinet of Anders Fogh Rasmussen I or III.

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Prime Minister's Office
Prime Minister27 November 20015 April 2009 Venstre
Minister of Economic and Business Affairs
(de facto) Deputy Prime Minister
27 November 20019 September 2008 Conservative
10 September 200823 February 2010 Conservative
Minister for Foreign Affairs27 November 200123 February 2010 Conservative
Minister for Finance23 November 20075 April 2009 Venstre
Minister of Employment27 November 20017 April 2009 Venstre
Minister for Justice27 November 200110 September 2008 Conservative
10 September 200823 February 2010 Conservative
Minister of Defence24 April 200423 February 2010 Venstre
Minister for Culture27 November 200110 September 2008 Conservative
10 September 200823 February 2010 Conservative
Minister for Taxation2 August 200424 February 2010 Venstre
Minister of Education &
Minister for Nordic Cooperation
23 November 20073 October 2011 Venstre
Minister for Climate and Energy23 November 200724 November 2009 Conservative
Minister of Traffic23 November 200710 September 2008 Conservative
10 September 200823 February 2010 Conservative
Minister for Family and Consumer Affairs18 February 200514 December 2006 Conservative
15 December 200623 November 2007 Conservative
Minister for Food12 September 200723 February 2010 Venstre
Minister for Science, Technology and Development27 November 200123 February 2010 Venstre
Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs &
Minister for Refugees, Immigrants and Integration
23 November 20078 March 2011 Venstre
Minister of Social Affairs &
Minister for Gender Equality
12 September 20077 April 2009 Venstre
Minister of Health and Prevention23 November 200723 February 2010 Conservative
Minister for the Environment23 November 200723 February 2010 Conservative
Minister for Development Cooperation18 February 200523 February 2010 Venstre

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Preceded by Cabinet of Denmark
23 November 2007 – 5 April 2009
Succeeded by