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DENMARK

Denmark is a constitutional monarchy. Queen Margrethe II has largely ceremonial functions; probably her most significant formal power lies in her right to appoint the prime minister and cabinet ministers, who are responsible for administration of the government. However, she must consult with parliamentary leaders to determine the public's will, since the cabinet may be dismissed by a vote of no confidence in the Folketing (parliament). Cabinet members are occasionally recruited from outside the Folketing.
CURRENT GOVERNMENT

Head of State Queen Margrethe II,
Prime Minister Rasmussen, Poul Nyrup
Min. of Culture Gerner Nielsen, Elsebeth
Min. of Defense Haekkerup, Hans
Min. of Developmental Aid Trojborg, Jan
Min. of Economy & Nordic Cooperation Jelved, Marianne
Min. of Education & Church Vestager, Margrethe
Min. of Environment & Energy Auken, Svend
Min. of Finance Lykketoft, Mogens
Min. of Food, Agriculture, & Fisheries Bjerregaard, Ritt
Min. of Foreign Affairs Helveg Petersen, Niels
Min. of Health Mikkelsen, Sonja
Min. of Housing Andersen, Jytte
Min. of Interior Jespersen, Karen
Min. of Justice Jensen, Frank
Min. of Labor Hygum, Ove
Min. of Research & Information Technology Weiss, Birthe
Min. of Social Affairs Kristensen, Henrik Dam
Min. of Taxation Stavad, Ole
Min. of Trade & Industry Gjellerup, Pia
Min. of Transportation & Communication Buksti, Jacob
Governor, Central Bank Andersen, Bodil Nyboe
Ambassador to the US Tygesen, Knud-Erik
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York Bojer, Jorgen Rud Hansen