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The Prime Minister of Denmark (Danish: statsminister) is the head of government in Danish politics. The Kingdom of Denmark ( ˈd̥ænmɑɡ̊ (archaic ˈd̥anmɑːɡ̊ commonly known as Denmark, is a country in the Scandinavian region of northern Europe The Politics of Denmark takes place in a framework of a parliamentary, Representative democratic, Constitutional monarchy, in which the The Constitutional Act of the Kingdom of Denmark (Danmarks Riges Grundlov was introduced on June 5, 1849 and effectively put an end to the Absolute monarchy This is a list of Danish Monarchs, that is the Kings and Queens regnant of Denmark. Early life Princess Margrethe was born, to Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Ingrid. The Council of State ( Statsrådet) is the Privy council of Denmark. Denmark is a Constitutional monarchy with a Representative democracy based on a unicameral parliamentary system In Denmark governments are named after the Prime Minister, who is also the leader of the government. This is a list over the heads of government in Denmark since 1848 Anders Fogh Rasmussen (⁽ˈ⁾ɑnɐs foˀ ˈʀɑsmusn̩, informally known as Anders Fogh ( ˈfoːˀ ⁽ˈ⁾ɑnɐs ˈfɔʊ̯ˀ or simply Fogh, (born January The Folketing, or Folketinget, is the national Parliament of Denmark. Thor Pedersen (born June 14 1945) is a Danish Politician representing the Liberal party Venstre. Elections in Denmark gives information on Elections and election results in Denmark. The Danish Parliamentary Election of 2001 held on November 20, 2001 saw a dramatic change in the political composition of the Danish parliament or Folketing Legislative elections were held in Denmark on February 8, 2005. The 66th Folketing election in Denmark was held on November 13, 2007. The Regions of Denmark were created on 1 January 2007 as part of the 2007 Danish Municipal Reform which created five new administrative units to replace the country's Legal foundation of municipalities The Constitution of Denmark states "Article 82 Denmark was until December 31, 2006 divided into 15 counties ( Danish: amter) and 270 municipalities ( This article lists political parties in Denmark. Denmark has a Multi-party system with two or three strong parties and four or five other significant Danish foreign policy is founded upon four cornerstones the United Nations, NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organisation the EU, and Nordic cooperation Politics of the Faroe Islands takes place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic dependency, whereby the Prime Minister of the Politics of Greenland takes place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic Danish dependency, whereby the Prime Minister The European Union is a unique entity possessing elements of Intergovernmentalism, Supranationalism and a Multi-party Parliamentary democracy Information on politics by country is available for every Country, including both De jure and De facto independent This article is about the government position For other uses see Prime Minister (disambiguation. Danish ( d̥ænsɡ̊ is one of the North Germanic languages (also called Scandinavian languages a sub-group of the Germanic branch of the This article focuses on the cases where the Head of Government is a separate office from the Head of State The Politics of Denmark takes place in a framework of a parliamentary, Representative democratic, Constitutional monarchy, in which the He is the leader of a political coalition in the Danish parliament (the Folketing) and the leader of the cabinet. The Kingdom of Denmark ( ˈd̥ænmɑɡ̊ (archaic ˈd̥anmɑːɡ̊ commonly known as Denmark, is a country in the Scandinavian region of northern Europe The Folketing, or Folketinget, is the national Parliament of Denmark. In Denmark governments are named after the Prime Minister, who is also the leader of the government.
The prime minister and cabinet are appointed by the queen, determined by the party composition in the Folketing. The choices must not be opposed by a majority of the Folketing.  If a vote of no confidence is received, the prime minister may either resign along with the cabinet or ask the monarch to dissolve the parliament and call a new election.
The current prime minister of Denmark is Anders Fogh Rasmussen. Anders Fogh Rasmussen (⁽ˈ⁾ɑnɐs foˀ ˈʀɑsmusn̩, informally known as Anders Fogh ( ˈfoːˀ ⁽ˈ⁾ɑnɐs ˈfɔʊ̯ˀ or simply Fogh, (born January He leads a coalition of the Liberal Party (Venstre) and the Conservative People's Party (Konservative Folkeparti) and is the head of his third cabinet. Venstre (ˈʋɛnsd̥(ʁɐ in Danish literally Left) full name Venstre Danmarks Liberale Parti ( Venstre Liberal Party of Denmark) is the The Conservative People's Party (Det Konservative Folkeparti also known as Conservatives ( Konservative) is a Danish Political party. The third Cabinet of Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen was announced on November 23, 2007.
The prime minister has the power to dissolve the parliament and thus force a new election, which he is obligated to do within four years of the previous elections.
From 1848 to 1855, the head of government was titled "Premierminister" (Prime Minister). In 1855, the title was changed to ”Konseilspræsident” (Council President); then in 1918 it was changed again to "Statsminister" (State Minister). The Council of State ( Statsrådet) is the Privy council of Denmark. The official date of the founding of the prime minister's office is January 1, 1914.