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|
68th Cabinet of Denmark
|Date formed||30 December 1996|
|Date dissolved||23 March 1998|
|People and organisations|
|Head of state||Margrethe II|
|Head of government||Poul Nyrup Rasmussen|
|No. of ministers||20|
|Total no. of members||21|
|Member parties||Social Democrats|
Social Liberal Party
|Status in legislature||Minority coalition|
|Predecessor||P. N. Rasmussen II|
|Successor||P. N. Rasmussen IV|
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.