Poul Nyrup Rasmussen

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Poul Nyrup Rasmussen

23rd Prime Minister of Denmark
In office
25 January 1993 – 27 November 2001
MonarchMargrethe II
Preceded byPoul Schlüter
Succeeded byAnders Fogh Rasmussen
President of the European Socialists
In office
24 April 2004 – 24 November 2011
Preceded byRobin Cook
Succeeded bySergei Stanishev
Leader of the Social Democrats
In office
3 September 1992 – 14 December 2002
Preceded bySvend Auken
Succeeded byMogens Lykketoft
Member of the European Parliament
In office
Member of the Folketing
In office
10 May 1988 – 12 September 2004
ConstituencyCopenhagen County
Personal details
Poul Nyrup Rasmussen

(1943-06-15) 15 June 1943 (age 80)
Esbjerg, Denmark
Political partySocial Democrats
Lone Dybkjær
(m. 1994; her death 2020)
ParentsOulf Nyrup Rasmussen
Vera Eline Nyrup Rasmussen
Alma materUniversity of Copenhagen

Poul Oluf Nyrup Rasmussen (Danish pronunciation: [pɒwl ˈnyːˀɔb ˈʁɑsmusn̩], informally Poul Nyrup, born 15 June 1943) is a Danish politician. He was the Prime Minister of Denmark from 25 January 1993 to 27 November 2001 and President of the Party of European Socialists (PES) from 2004 to 2011. He was the leader of the governing Social Democrats from 1992 to 2002. He was a member of the European Parliament from 2004 to 2009.

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