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Poul Nyrup Rasmussen

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23rd Prime Minister of Denmark
In office
25 January 1993 – 27 November 2001
Monarch Margrethe II
Preceded by Poul Schlüter
Succeeded by Anders Fogh Rasmussen
President of the European Socialists
In office
24 April 2004 – 24 November 2011
Preceded by Robin Cook
Succeeded by Sergei Stanishev
Leader of the Social Democrats
In office
3 September 1992 – 14 December 2002
Preceded by Svend Auken
Succeeded by Mogens Lykketoft
Member of the European Parliament
In office
2004–2009
Constituency Denmark
Member of the Folketing
In office
10 May 1988 – 12 September 2004
Constituency Copenhagen County
Personal details
Born
Poul Nyrup Rasmussen

15 June 1943 (1943-06-15) (age 77)
Esbjerg, Denmark
Nationality Danish
Political party Social Democrats
Spouse(s) Lone Dybkjær
Children Signe
Parents Oulf Nyrup Rasmussen
Vera Eline Nyrup Rasmussen
Alma mater University 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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