Second Frederiksen Cabinet

79th Cabinet of Denmark
2022–present
Presentation of the cabinet, 2022
Date formed15 December 2022 (2022-12-15)
People and organisations
Head of stateMargrethe II of Denmark
Frederik X of Denmark
Head of governmentMette Frederiksen
Deputy head of governmentTroels Lund Poulsen
No. of ministers23
Member partiesSocial Democrats
Venstre
Moderates
Status in legislatureMajority government




Supported by:
Union Party
Social Democratic Party (Faroese)
Siumut
Inuit Ataqatigiit
Opposition partiesGreen Left
Denmark Democrats
Liberal Alliance
The Conservatives
Red–Green Alliance
Alternative
New Right
Danish People's Party
History
Legislature term2022–2026[a]
PredecessorFrederiksen I

The Frederiksen II Cabinet (colloquially, the SVM government; Danish: SVM-regeringen) is the current Government of Denmark, which took office on 15 December 2022. It succeeded the Frederiksen I Cabinet following the 2022 general election.

Headed by Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, it is a centrist grand coalition[1] consisting of the Social Democrats (S), Venstre (V) and the Moderates (M). It was announced on 13 December following a record 42 days of negotiations.[2][3] The government is supported by the Union Party and the Social Democratic Party from the Faroe Islands, as well as Siumut and Inuit Ataqatigiit from Greenland.[4] As the government has 93 of the 179 seats in the Folketing with its support parties, it effectively operates as a majority government.[5]

It is the first time in more than 40 years the Social Democrats and the Liberals (Venstre), who are usually rivals, are in a government together.[6]

List of ministers

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party Ref
Prime Minister27 June 2019Incumbent Social Democrats[7][2]
Deputy Prime Minister15 December 202223 October 2023 Venstre[7][8]
23 October 2023Incumbent Venstre[8]
Minister for Foreign Affairs15 December 2022Incumbent Moderates[7]
Minister for Defence15 December 202222 August 2023 Venstre[7][9]
22 August 2023Incumbent Venstre[9]
Minister for Finance27 June 2019Incumbent Social Democrats[7]
Minister for Economy15 December 202222 August 2023 Venstre[7][10][11]
22 August 202323 October 2023 Venstre[8]
23 October 202323 November 2023 Venstre[8][12]
Stephanie Lose [da]
23 November 2023Incumbent Venstre[12]
Minister for the Interior and Health15 December 2022Incumbent Venstre[7]
Minister for Justice15 December 2022Incumbent Social Democrats[7]
Minister for Culture15 December 2022Incumbent Moderates[7]
Minister without portfolio[c]
Stephanie Lose [da]
9 March 20231 August 2023 Venstre[11][13]
Minister for Business15 December 2022Incumbent Social Democrats[7]
Minister for Development Cooperation and Global Climate Policy15 December 2022Incumbent Social Democrats[7]
Minister for the Environment15 December 2022Incumbent Social Democrats[7]
Minister for Social Affairs and Housing15 December 2022Incumbent Social Democrats[7]
Minister for Employment15 December 2022Incumbent Social Democrats[7]
Minister for Children and Education15 December 2022Incumbent Social Democrats[7]
Minister for Immigration and Integration2 May 2022Incumbent Social Democrats[7]
Minister for Taxation4 February 2022Incumbent Social Democrats[7]
Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fishery15 December 2022Incumbent Venstre[7]
Minister for Cities and Rural Areas,
Minister for Church, and
Minister for Nordic Cooperation[d]
15 December 202223 November 2023 Venstre[7][12]
23 November 2023Incumbent Venstre[12]
Minister for Transport15 December 2022Incumbent Venstre[7]
Minister for Higher Education and Science15 December 2022Incumbent Moderates[7]
Minister for Digitalization and Equality15 December 202223 November 2023 Venstre[7][12]
23 November 20237 December 2023 Venstre[12][15]
7 December 2023Incumbent Venstre[15]
Minister for the Elderly15 December 2022Incumbent Moderates[7]
Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities15 December 2022Incumbent Moderates[7]

Notes

  1. ^ The next election has to be held by 31 October 2026, but the government can call it prior to that date.
  2. ^ Acting Minister for Defence from 6 February 2023 to 1 August 2023.
  3. ^ Acting Minister for Economy during her term in office.
  4. ^ Title was Minister for Church, Minister for Rural Areas, and Minister for Nordic Cooperation prior to 23 November 2023
  5. ^ a b Not an MP when appointed.[14]
  6. ^ Not an MP when appointed.

References

  1. ^ "Danish PM: After weeks of talks, deal on centrist govt". AP News. 2022-12-13. Retrieved 2023-11-28.
  2. ^ a b "Danmark får ny regering: "Det betyder ikke, vi er enige om alt"". Altinget.dk (in Danish). 13 December 2022. Retrieved 2022-12-13.
  3. ^ "OVERBLIK: Rekordlange forhandlinger fra valg til regering". sn.dk - Sjællandske Nyheder (in Danish). 2022-12-13. Retrieved 2022-12-13.
  4. ^ Høj, Olivia; Eller, Emil (2022-12-13). "Mette Frederiksen: Socialdemokratiet, Venstre og Moderaterne går i regering sammen". DR (in Danish). Retrieved 2022-12-27.
  5. ^ Ritzau (2022-12-13). "Mette Frederiksen har dannet flertalsregering". Kristeligt Dagblad (in Danish). Retrieved 2022-12-13.
  6. ^ "Danish Social Democrats agree new government with right-wing opposition". Reuters. 2022-12-13. Retrieved 2022-12-15.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x Bohr, Jakob Kjøgx (2022-12-15). "Her er SVM-regeringens ministre - TV 2". nyheder.tv2.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 2022-12-15.
  8. ^ a b c d "Ændringer i regeringen". stm.dk (in Danish). 23 October 2023. Retrieved 23 October 2023.
  9. ^ a b "Troels Lund Poulsen bliver ny forsvarsminister". Forsvarsministeriet (in Danish). Retrieved 2023-10-23.
  10. ^ Bohr, Jakob (2023-02-06). "Jakob Ellemann-Jensen sygemeldt på ubestemt tid - TV 2". nyheder.tv2.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 2023-08-01.
  11. ^ a b Nielsen, Morten (2023-03-09). "Stephanie Lose bliver ny minister - TV 2". nyheder.tv2.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 2023-03-09.
  12. ^ a b c d e f "Ændringer i regeringen". Statsministeriet (in Danish). Retrieved 2023-11-23.
  13. ^ "Vicestatsministeren og forsvarsministeren overtager igen ledelsen af Forsvarsministeriet". Statsministeriet (in Danish). Retrieved 2023-08-01.
  14. ^ "Ellemann bliver forsvarsminister og Løkke bliver udenrigsminister". dr.dk (in Danish). DR. 15 December 2022. Retrieved 15 December 2022.
  15. ^ a b Ritzau. "Mia Wagner går af som minister - Marie Bjerre ind igen". Kristeligt Dagblad (in Danish). Retrieved 2023-12-08.
Preceded byFrederiksen I Cabinet of Denmark 2022– Succeeded byIncumbent