Anders Fogh Rasmussen I Cabinet

After the 2001 Danish parliamentary election, Anders Fogh Rasmussen was able form a government coalition of his own Liberal Party Venstre and the Conservative People's Party. It was a minority government with the parliamentary support of the Danish People's Party. The resulting cabinet is called the Cabinet of Anders Fogh Rasmussen I. Apart from the EU Presidency in 2002 during which the enlargement of the European Union was decided, the main issues for the cabinet were the so-called tax freeze, which ended the upward drift in municipal income tax rates, tax cuts, law and order, limiting the number of refugees and immigrants coming to Denmark as well as the war in Afghanistan and Iraq.

First Anders Fogh Rasmussen
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70th Cabinet of Denmark
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Date formed27 November 2001 (2001-11-27)
Date dissolved18 February 2005 (2005-02-18)
People and organisations
Head of stateMargrethe II of Denmark
Head of governmentAnders Fogh Rasmussen
No. of ministers20
Total no. of members24
Member partyVenstre
Conservative People's Party
Status in legislatureMinority coalition
History
Election(s)2001
Outgoing election2005
Legislature term(s)2001–2005
PredecessorNyrup Rasmussen IV
SuccessorFogh Rasmussen II

In the 2005 Danish parliamentary election, Anders Fogh Rasmussen retained his parliamentary support, and was able to reform his cabinet as the Cabinet of Anders Fogh Rasmussen II, with a few changes from the Cabinet of Anders Fogh Rasmussen I.

Cabinet changesEdit

On 18 June 2002 Flemming Hansen replaced Bendt Bendtsen as Minister of Nordic Cooperation.

In April 2004 Svend Aage Jensby resigned and was replaced by Søren Gade.

On 2 August 2004 there was a cabinet change:

List of ministers and portfoliosEdit

Some periods in the table below end after 18 February 2005 because the minister also serves in Anders Fogh Rasmussens second cabinet.

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Prime Minister's Office
Prime MinisterAnders Fogh Rasmussen27 November 20015 April 2009 Venstre
Minister of Economic and Business Affairs
(de facto) Deputy Prime Minister
Bendt Bendtsen27 November 20019 September 2008 Conservative
Minister for Foreign AffairsPer Stig Møller27 November 200123 February 2010 Conservative
Minister for FinanceThor Pedersen27 November 200123 November 2007 Venstre
Minister of EmploymentClaus Hjort Frederiksen27 November 20017 April 2009 Venstre
Minister of the Interior and HealthLars Løkke Rasmussen27 November 200123 November 2007 Venstre
Minister for JusticeLene Espersen27 November 200110 September 2008 Conservative
Minister of DefenceSvend Aage Jensby27 November 200124 April 2004 Venstre
Søren Gade24 April 200423 February 2010 Venstre
Minister for CultureBrian Mikkelsen27 November 200110 September 2008 Conservative
Minister for TaxationSvend Erik Hovmand27 November 20012 August 2004 Venstre
Kristian Jensen2 August 200424 February 2010 Venstre
Minister for Nordic CooperationBendt Bendtsen27 November 200118 June 2002 Conservative
Flemming Hansen18 June 200218 February 2005 Conservative
Minister of Traffic &
Minister for Energy
Flemming Hansen27 November 200112 September 2007 Conservative
Minister for Family and Consumer Affairs
(Created 2 August 2004)
Henriette Kjær2 August 200418 February 2005 Conservative
Minister for FoodMariann Fischer Boel27 November 20012 August 2004 Venstre
Hans Christian Schmidt2 August 200412 September 2007 Venstre
Minister for Science, Technology and DevelopmentHelge Sander23 March 199823 February 2010 Venstre
Minister of EducationUlla Tørnæs27 November 200118 February 2005 Venstre
Minister for Ecclesiastical AffairsTove Fergo27 November 200118 February 2005 Venstre
Minister of Social Affairs &
Minister for Gender Equality
Henriette Kjær27 November 20012 August 2004 Conservative
Eva Kjer Hansen2 August 200412 September 2007 Venstre
Minister for the EnvironmentHans Christian Schmidt27 November 20012 August 2004 Venstre
Connie Hedegaard2 August 200423 November 2007 Conservative
Minister for Development Cooperation
(Re-created 2 August 2004)
Bertel Haarder2 August 200418 February 2005 Venstre
Minister for Refugees, Immigrants and IntegrationBertel Haarder27 November 200118 February 2005 Venstre
Minister without Portfolio/Minister of European AffairsBertel Haarder27 November 200131 December 2002 Venstre

ReferencesEdit

Preceded by
Poul Nyrup Rasmussen IV
Cabinet of Denmark
27 November 2001 – 18 February 2005
Succeeded by
Anders Fogh Rasmussen II