She was elected to Prime Minister of Denmark at September 15 2011, and her government took over at October 3 2011, from the liberal Lars Løkke Rasmussen.
She formed the government with the Social Liberal Party (Det Radikale Venstre) and the Socialist People's Party (Socialistisk Folkeparti). Together they had 77 seats, and with the support of their parliamentary basis, Unity (Enhedslisten), obtain the 89 seats. Furthermore, she has the support of the North Atlantic - two seats from Greenland and one from the Faroe Islands.
She is married to Stephen Kinnock, only son of British politician Neil Kinnock.
- Marie Hjortdal. "Løkke går af – nu begynder spillet om magten" (in (Danish)). Politiken.dk. http://politiken.dk/politik/ECE1394823/loekke-gaar-af---nu-begynder-spillet-om-magten/. Retrieved 2011-09-16.
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