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Søren Pape Poulsen

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

Søren Pape Poulsen
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Minister of Justice
Assumed office
28 November 2016
Prime MinisterLars Løkke Rasmussen
Preceded bySøren Pind
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 46)
Bjerringbro, Denmark
Political partyConservative People's Party

Political CarrerEdit

 
Søren Pape Poulsen in 2015

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

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 fiancée is Josue Medina Vasquez is from the Dominican Republic, they met in 2013, and got engaged in 2017. They intend to marry by the end of 2018.[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.