Niels Helveg Petersen

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Niels Helveg Petersen
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Petersen in 2008
Minister of Foreign Affairs (Denmark)
In office
15 January 1993 – 1 December 2000
Preceded byUffe Ellemann-Jensen
Succeeded byMogens Lykketoft
Minister of Economic Affairs (Denmark)
In office
3 June 1988 – 18 December 1990
Preceded byKnud Enggaard
Succeeded byAnders Fogh Rasmussen
Leader of Radikale Venstre
In office
1978–1990
Preceded bySvend Haugaard
Succeeded byMarianne Jelved
Member of Parliament
for Fyns Storkreds
In office
13 November 2007 – 15 September 2011
Member of Parliament
for Fyns Amtskreds
In office
21 September 1994 – 13 November 2007
Member of Parliament
for Fyns Amtskreds
In office
15 February 1977 – 1 February 1993
Member of Parliament
for Frederiksborg Amtskreds
In office
22 November 1966 – 30 September 1974
Personal details
Born(1939-01-17)17 January 1939
Odense, Denmark
Died3 June 2017 (aged 78)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Cause of deathEsophageal Cancer
Political partyRadikale Venstre
Spouse(s)
Kirsten Lee
(m. 1984; his death 2017)
Children2
Alma materUniversity of Copenhagen
Stanford University
Signature

Niels Lolk Helveg Petersen (Danish pronunciation: [nels lʌlɡ̊ ˈhɛlʋeːˀ ˈpʰeːˀd̥ɐsn̩]; informally Niels Helveg; 17 January 1939 – 3 June 2017) was a Danish politician. He was Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1993 to 2000, having held the role of Minister for Economic Affairs between 1988 and 1990. He was a Member of Parliament (Folketinget) for the Danish Social Liberal Party from 1966 to 1974, 1977 to 1993, and again from 1994 to 2011.

Petersen died on 3 June 2017 from esophageal cancer in Copenhagen, Denmark at the age of 78.[1]

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