PM unveils minister shake-up following Mogens Jensen’s resignation

Rasmus Prehn takes over Food Ministry duties, while Flemming Møller Mortensen makes his ministerial debut

Mette Frederiksen has brought Flemming Møller Mortensen into the fold (photo: Facebook/Flemming Møller Mortensen)
November 19th, 2020 3:04 pm| by Christian W
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PM Mette Frederiksen has revealed new changes to her ministerial team following Mogens Jensen’s resignation following the mink scandal.

The changes include Rasmus Prehn assuming the reins of the newly-established Food, Agriculture and Fishery Ministry.

Furthermore, Flemming Møller Mortensen makes his ministerial debut by taking over from Prehn as the minister of development and Nordic co-operation.

Mortensen, 57, has been a member of Parliament for Socialdemokratiet since 2007.

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Phone call with the Queen
The move will also see the Environment and Food Ministry change its name to the Environment Ministry under the leadership of Lea Wermelin.

Lastly, the arena of equality will be transferred to the Employment Ministry, meaning that Peter Hummelgaard will now be in charge of matters pertaining to equality as well as employment.

As is customary, Frederiksen was due to present the new ministers to Queen Margrethe later today.

However, she will do it over the phone after it emerged today that one of her family members has tested positive for COVID-19.

Afterwards, the new ministers will be presented to the public at Amalienborg Palace.