Helle Thorning-Schmidt
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Helle Thorning-Schmidt

Danish Politician
Female
Born Dec 14, 1966
Age 48
Hometown Rødovre
Political Party Social Democrats ...
Alma Mater K%C3%B8benhavns U...

Helle Thorning-Schmidt is a Danish politician who has been the Prime Minister of Denmark since 3 October 2011 and the Leader of the Social Democrats since 12 April 2005. She is the first woman to hold either post. Thorning-Schmidt served as a Member of the European Parliament for Denmark from 1999 to 2004 before being elected to the Danish Parliament in 2005.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1966 Birth Born on December 14, 1966.

TEENAGE

1985 18 Years Old She attended Ishøj Gymnasium from which she graduated in 1985. … Read More

TWENTIES

1993 26 Years Old She became a social democrat during her studies in Belgium and joined the Social Democratic Party in 1993.
1994 27 Years Old 1 More Event
Thorning-Schmidt studied political science at University of Copenhagen, earning a cand.scient.pol. degree in 1994. … Read More
1996 29 Years Old She married Stephen Kinnock (who became a British MP in 2015) in 1996, so becoming the daughter-in-law of Neil Kinnock, former leader of the British Labour Party and European Commissioner, and Glenys Kinnock, former British Minister for Europe. … Read More

THIRTIES

1999 32 Years Old 1 More Event
Thorning-Schmidt served as a Member of the European Parliament for Denmark from 1999 to 2004 before being elected to the Danish Parliament in 2005.
She was elected to replace Mogens Lykketoft as Leader of the Social Democrats after the 2005 parliamentary election, leading her party through the 2007 parliamentary election, which was won by the centre-right alliance, and the 2011 parliamentary election, after which she was appointed Prime Minister by Queen Margrethe II. … Read More

FORTIES

She led the Social Democrats in the 2007 election, in which her party suffered modest losses and was forced into a third term in opposition. … Read More
In the 2011 parliamentary election, she was re-elected to parliament. … Read More
2013 46 Years Old 1 More Event
In 9 August and 12 December 2013, amid tensions between coalition partners, Thorning-Schmidt made cabinet reshuffles.
2014 47 Years Old 1 More Event
On 30 January 2014, the Socialist People's Party announced their departure from Thorning-Schmidt's government due to a conflict over the proposed sale of DONG Energy shares to Goldman Sachs. … Read More
…  Following defeat in 2015, she announced that she would step down as both Danish Prime Minister and Social Democratic party leader.
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