Denmark shakes up government following Justice Minister resignation
Denmark's government is undergoing a reshuffle after a minister resigned to assume a new position in a lobby group.
The Danish Social Democratic government announced it was restricting its cabinet following the resignation of the Minister of Justice, Nick Haekkerup, who left his post to become head of the Danish Brewers' Association.
Demark's government is ruled by one party, the Social Democratic party. It does not have control over Parliament, though it does have 39 out of 179 members.
Immigration and Integration Minister Mattias Tesfaye will be replacing Haekkerup. The former, on his part, will be replaced by Interior and Housing Minister Kaare Dybvad Bek, a statement issued by the government on Monday said.
Parliament Member Christian Rabjerg Madsen will be taking over the Ministry of Interior and Housing, the statement added.
Haekkerup will also be resigning from Parliament for his new post at the Danish Brewers' Association, a lobby group for companies such as Carlsberg and Royal Unibrew.