Lars Løkke Rasmussen

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Lars Løkke Rasmussen

Lars Løkke Rasmussen (born 15 May 1964 in Vejle) is a Danish politician who was Prime Minister of Denmark from 5 April 2009 until 3 October 2011.

He has been a Liberal Party member of the Danish Parliament since 21 September 1994. From November 2001 to November 2007 he was Interior and Health Minister of Denmark, and from November 2007 to April 2009 he was Finance Minister of Denmark.

On 5 April 2009 he took over from Anders Fogh Rasmussen as Prime Minister after Fogh Rasmussen was elected Secretary General of NATO.

Rasmussen has also been mayor of Frederiksborg County north of Copenhagen from 1998 to 2001. He holds a degree in law from the University of Copenhagen. He is married and has three children.