Prime Minister of Denmark facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMinister of the State of the Kingdom of Denmark
State Coat of Arms of the Kingdom of Denmark
His/Her Excellency (diplomatic, outside Denmark)
|Member of||Council of State
|Seat||Christiansborg, Copenhagen, Denmark|
|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 of 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
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