Prime Minister of Denmark
|Minister of the State of the Kingdom of Denmark
His Excellency (diplomatic, outside Denmark)
|Member of||Council of State|
|Seat||Christiansborg, Copenhagen, Denmark|
Based on Appointee's ability to gain majority support in the Folketing
|Term length||No fixed term, up to four years|
|Formation||22 March 1848|
|First holder||Adam Wilhelm Moltke|
|Deputy||Minister of Foreign Affairs|
|Salary||kr. 1,458,000 p.a. ($ 269,830)|
|Website||The Prime Minister's Office|
The Prime Minister of Denmark (Danish: Danmarks statsminister; literally "Minister of the State") is the head of government in the Kingdom of Denmark. The Constitution of 1849 established a constitutional monarchy by limiting the powers of the Monarch and creating the office of the Prime Minister. The inaugural holder of the office was Adam Wilhelm Moltke.
The appointment of the Prime Minister is determined by their support in the Folketing (The National Parliament).
The current Prime Minister of Denmark is Lars Løkke Rasmussen.
Living former Prime Ministers[change | change source]
born April 3, 1929
Poul Nyrup Rasmussen
born June 15, 1943
Anders Fogh Rasmussen
born January 26, 1953
born December 14, 1966