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Minister of the State of the Kingdom of Denmark
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National Coat of arms of Denmark.svg
State Coat of Arms of the Kingdom of Denmark
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Mette Frederiksen

since 27 June 2019
Style Mr/Mrs.
His/Her Excellency (diplomatic, outside Denmark)
Member of Council of State
European Council
Residence Marienborg
Seat Christiansborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
Appointer The Monarch
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 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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