Poul Nyrup Rasmussen III Cabinet

After the Centre Democrats left the government coalition in 1996, the sitting Danish Prime Minister Poul Nyrup Rasmussen was able to form a government coalition of his own Social Democrats and the Danish Social Liberal Party. The resulting cabinet, which replaced the Cabinet of Poul Nyrup Rasmussen II, was formed on 30 December 1996 and was called the Cabinet of Poul Nyrup Rasmussen III.

3rd Poul Nyrup Rasmussen
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68th cabinet of Denmark
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Prime Minister Rasmussen
Date formed30 December 1996 (1996-12-30)
Date dissolved23 March 1998 (1998-03-23)
People and organisations
Head of stateMargrethe II
Head of governmentPoul Nyrup Rasmussen
No. of ministers20
Total no. of ministers21
Member partiesSocial Democrats
Social Liberal Party
Status in legislatureMinority coalition
History
Election(s)None
Legislature term(s)1994–1998
PredecessorP. N. Rasmussen II
SuccessorP. N. Rasmussen IV

The cabinet was replaced by the Cabinet of Poul Nyrup Rasmussen IV on 23 March 1998 after the 1998 Danish parliamentary election.

Cabinet changesEdit

The cabinet was changed on 20 October 1997.

Some periods in the table below start before 30 December 1996 or end after 23 March 1998 because the minister was in the Cabinet of Poul Nyrup Rasmussen II or the Cabinet of Poul Nyrup Rasmussen IV as well.

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Prime Minister's Office
Prime Minister Poul Nyrup Rasmussen25 January 199327 November 2001Social Democrats
Minister of Economic Affairs &
Minister for Nordic Cooperation
 Marianne Jelved27 September 199427 November 2001Social Liberals
Minister for Foreign Affairs Niels Helveg Petersen25 January 199321 December 2000Social Liberals
Minister for Finance Mogens Lykketoft25 January 199321 December 2000Social Democrats
Minister for the Environment and Energy Svend Auken27 September 199427 November 2001Social Democrats
Minister for Science Jytte Hilden30 December 199623 March 1998Social Democrats
Minister of Education &
Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs
 Ole Vig Jensen30 December 199623 March 1998Social Liberals
Minister of Defence Hans Hækkerup25 January 199321 December 2000Social Democrats
Minister of the Interior Birthe Weiss25 January 199320 October 1997Social Democrats
 Thorkild Simonsen20 October 199723 February 2000Social Democrats
Minister for Food Henrik Dam Kristensen30 December 199623 February 2000Social Democrats
Minister for Justice Frank Jensen30 December 199627 November 2001Social Democrats
Minister of Social Affairs Karen Jespersen27 September 199423 February 2000Social Democrats
Minister for Business Affairs Jan Trøjborg30 December 199623 March 1998Social Democrats
Minister for Culture Ebbe Lundgaard30 December 199623 March 1998Social Liberals
Minister of Labor Jytte Andersen25 January 199323 March 1998Social Democrats
Minister of Traffic Bjørn Westh30 December 199623 March 1998Social Democrats
Minister for Housing Ole Løvig Simonsen27 September 199423 March 1998Social Democrats
Minister for Taxation Carsten Koch1 November 199423 March 1998Social Democrats
Minister for Health Birthe Weiss30 December 199623 March 1998Social Democrats
Minister for Development Cooperation Poul Nielson27 September 199410 July 1999Social Democrats

ReferencesEdit

Preceded by
Poul Nyrup Rasmussen II
Cabinet of Denmark
1996 – 1998
Succeeded by
Poul Nyrup Rasmussen IV