Lars Barfoed steps down from politics

Former justice minister eyeing private sector

After a poor showing in the recent general election, Konservative politician Lars Barfoed has announced he is calling it a day in Danish politics.

The former justice minister and head of Konservative was ousted from Parliament after his party suffered an abysmal election in June and lost a number of seats.

“After a good summer break thinking about it, I’ve decided to seek new challenges outside of politics,” Barfoed said on Facebook. “After 14 years in Parliament I now look forward to once against using my competencies and experience in the private sector.”

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Minister postings
Barfoed, 58, was the head of Konservative from 2011 to August 2014, when current head Søren Pape Poulsen took over.

Aside from being Denmark’s justice minister from 2010-2011, Barfoed has also been the transport minister and the minister for family and consumer issues.