The cabinet reshuffle: Who’s in and who’s out

August 9th, 2013

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Mette Gjerskov and Henrik Dam Kristensen were the big losers in today’s minor shake-up

As expected, PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt (Socialdemokraterne) carried out a minor shake-up of her cabinet today. A total of six ministerial positions changed hands and the two biggest stories to emerge were the return to the political high-end politics of Socialdemokraterne's (S) Henrik Sass Larsen, who had been previously been left out the cabinet due to PET security concerns about his affiliation with biker gangs, and the survival of Socialistisk Folkeparti's (SF) Villy Søvndal as the nation's foreign minister, a position many analysts thought he would lose.

Losing their spots in the reshuffle were the former transport minister, Henrik Dam Kristensen (S) and the former food and agriculture minister, Mette Gjerskov (S).

As per tradition, the PM presented her new ministerial colleagues at Amalienborg Palace this morning to announce her cabinet reshuffle. Crown Prince Frederik, who is the presiding regent during Queen Margrethe’s holiday, was on hand to receive the ministers.

Here is the PM's new team:

Business and growth minister:
In: Henrik Sass Larsen (S)
Out: Annette Vilhelmsen (SF)

Defence minister:  
In:  Nicolai Wammen (S)  
Out: Nick Hækkerup (S)                   

Food and agriculture minister
In: Karen Hækkerup (S)
Out: Mette Gjerskov (S)

Integration and social affairs minister:
In:  Annette VIlhelmsen (SF)
Out: Karen Hækkerup (S)

Transport minister:
In:  Pia Olsen Dyhr (SF)     
Out: Henrik Dam Kristensen (S)

Trade and European affairs minister:           
In: Nick Hækkerup (S)               
Out: Pia Olsen Dyhr (S)


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