Denmark’s defense minister, Jakob Ellemann-Jensen, will swap his ministerial portfolio with the economy brief as part of a minor cabinet reshuffle.
(Bloomberg) — Denmark’s defense minister, Jakob Ellemann-Jensen, will swap his ministerial portfolio with the economy brief as part of a minor cabinet reshuffle.
Troels Lund Poulsen, the current economy minister, will take the job overseeing defenses, according to a statement from the prime minister’s office. The changes are set to happen later on Tuesday.
Ellemann-Jensen, who’s the leader of the Liberal Party in Denmark’s majority coalition government, will keep the title of deputy prime minister. The changes come three weeks after he returned from a six-month stress leave, during which Poulsen had manged the defense portfolio.
Denmark has since late last year had its first grand coalition since the 1970s, as the center-right Liberal party has teamed up with its traditional opponent, the Social Democrats, led by Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen.
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