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Kim Kielsen (born 30 November 1966) is a Greenlandic politician, leader of the Siumut party, and current Premier of Greenland. He was originally a mariner and was a police officer with Rigspolitiet from 1996 to 2003 in Upernavik and Paamiut. Kielsen entered politics in 2005 when he was elected to the Greenlandic parliament for Siumut and to the municipal government of Paamiut. In the government of Aleqa Hammond, he was the minister for housing, nature and the environment. He became acting Premier in October 2014 when Hammond stepped down and the Siumut party subsequently elected Kielsen as its leader,[1][2][3][4][5][6] awarding him 44 of 65 votes.[7][8][9] On 4 December 2014 his party along with Atassut and Demokraatit formed a new coalition. On 10 December 2014 the new ministers were represented.[10]

Kim Kielsen
Kim Kielsen. Nordiska raoedets session i Helsingfors 2012.jpg
Kim Kielsen speaking in Helsinki in 2012
6th Premier of Greenland
Assumed office
30 September 2014
MonarchMargrethe II
DeputyAnda Uldum
Preceded byAleqa Hammond
Leader of Siumut
Assumed office
18 October 2014
DeputyHans Enoksen
Preceded byAleqa Hammond
Minister for Housing, Nature and the Environment
Assumed office
7 November 2013
Minister for Nordic Co-operation
Assumed office
11 November 2013
Personal details
Born (1966-11-30) 30 November 1966 (age 52)
Greenland
NationalityGreenlandic
Political partySiumut
Spouse(s)Judithe Kielsen
Children2
Alma materPolice officer at Politiskolen i Grønland

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kim Kielsen". norden.org. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Kim Kielsen bliver naalakkersuisoq". Sermitsiaq.AG. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  3. ^ Cathrine Bloch, Berlingske Nyhedsbureau (18 October 2014). "Kim Kielsen ny formand for Siumut". www.bt.dk. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Kim Kielsen vil også være ny Siumut-formand i Grønland". jyllands-posten.dk. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  5. ^ "For Greenland's premier, two reasons to be relieved". The Arctic Journal. Archived from the original on 26 December 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Kim Kielsen ny formand for Siumut". altinget.dk. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Se billeder: Kim Kielsens store triumf". Sermitsiaq.AG. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Opdateret: Kim Kielsen ny formand for Siumut". Sermitsiaq.AG. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Aleqa støtter Kielsen". Sermitsiaq.AG. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Her er navnene på det nye Naalakkersuisut". KNR. Retrieved 17 October 2015.