Denmark’s prime minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, has today appointed Peter Christensen as his new defence minister.
Christensen replaces Carl Holst who resigned yesterday due to a scandal following his pay-off from his previous job as head of Region Syddanmark.
Peter Christensen, a former tax minister, lost his seat at the last election, after which he said he was done with politics.
Today he was given official royal approval by Prince Joachim at the Amalienborg Palace.
Queen Margrethe, who usually takes care of such matters, is currently on holiday at the Cayx Palace in France, while Crown Prince Frederik is on a sailing trip in Gallic waters.