Denmark's new prime minister unveils liberal cabinet

GERMAN PRESS AGENCY - DPA
COPENHAGEN
Published 28.06.2015 22:23

Denmark's new liberal Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen unveiled his cabinet on Sunday. The deputy chairman of Rasmussen's Venstre party, Kristian Jensen, is the new foreign minister. Rasmussen was not able to forge a coalition deal with the other center-right parties that managed to get members elected into the 179-seat parliament in the June 18 polls, so he announced on Saturday that Venstre would govern alone. The People's Party said it did not wish to govern, and the left-leaning parties could not secure a majority, leading former prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt of the Social Democrats to concede defeat to Rasmussen.

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