Søren Pape Poulsen

Søren Pape Poulsen (born 31 December 1971) is a Danish politician, former Justice Minister of Denmark, member of the Danish parliament, and leader of the Danish Conservative Party.

Søren Pape Poulsen
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Pape Poulsen in 2019
Minister of Justice
In office
28 November 2016 – 27 June 2019
Prime MinisterLars Løkke Rasmussen
Preceded bySøren Pind
Succeeded byNick Hækkerup
Leader of the Conservative People's Party
Assumed office
7 August 2014
Preceded byLars Barfoed
Mayor of Viborg Municipality
In office
1 January 2010 – 3 September 2014
Preceded byJohannes Steensgaard
Succeeded byTorsten Nielsen
Personal details
Born (1971-12-31) 31 December 1971 (age 49)
Bjerringbro, Denmark
Political partyConservative People's Party

Pape Poulsen is educated in shipping at Grundfos and also holds parts of the Danish elementary school teacher education.[1]

Political careerEdit

He was elected to the municipal council in Bjerringbro Municipality in 2001.[2] Following the Danish Municipal Reform in 2007, Bjerringbro Municipality became part of the new Viborg Municipality and Pape Poulsen continued his work in the new municipal council.[3] Following the local elections of 2009, he formed a majority with the Social Democrats, the Socialist People's Party and the Danish People's Party and became mayor in Viborg.[4] At the 2013 election, the Conservatives doubled their mandates and Pape Poulsen was reelected as mayor.[5]

On 6 August 2014, Lars Barfoed stepped down as leader of the Conservative People's Party and said that he would like Pape Poulsen to succeed him as leader.[6] The following day, the parliamentary group unanimously elected Pape Poulsen as political leader until the party congress on 26 September 2014.[7] He was mayor until Wednesday, 3 September 2014 when Torsten Nielsen from the Conservative People's Party became mayor.

On 28 November 2016, Poulsen became Minister of Justice in Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen's III Cabinet. [8]

Personal lifeEdit

 
Søren Pape Poulsen in Brussels in 2017

On 10 August 2014, Poulsen came out as gay.[9] His fiancé is Josue Medina Vasquez from the Dominican Republic, they met in 2013 and got engaged in 2017. They intend to get married but haven't yet done it.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ PORTRÆT: Søren Pape - en politisk håndværker, MetroXpress, 7 August 2014
  2. ^ fordobler stemmetal Kommunalvalg 2001, Bjerringbro Kommune
  3. ^ Se det nye Danmarkskort, BT, 3 March 2005
  4. ^ Valgopdatering: Viborg, Berlingske Tidende, 18 November 2009
  5. ^ K-borgmester fordobler stemmetal, Århus Stiftstidende, 20 November 2013
  6. ^ Lars Barfoed trækker sig som partiformand, Danmarks Radio, 6 August 2014
  7. ^ Konservativ folketingsgruppe nikker ja til Pape, Politiken, 7 August 2014
  8. ^ "Søren Pape ny justitsminister: Rockere og kriminelle udlændinge får kamp". DR. Retrieved 2016-11-28.
  9. ^ http://www.thelocal.dk/20140813/conservative-leader-im-gay-so-what
  10. ^ Jeg kunne ikke ønske mig mere. viborg-folkeblad.dk, 21. Oktober 2017.
Party political offices
Preceded by
Lars Barfoed
Leader of the Conservative People's Party
2014–present
Incumbent

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