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Karen Ellemann

Karen Ellemann (born 26 August, 1969) is a Danish member of parliament for the party Venstre and the current Minister of the Interior and of Social Affairs in the cabinet of prime minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen[1].

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Personal life

Karen is the daughter of former Foreign Minister, Uffe Ellemann-Jensen. She is an educated teacher. She is divorced and has two children, with whom she lives in Hørsholm.

Political career

From 2005 to 2007, she was a member of the city council in Rudersdal Municipality. Following the 2007 parliamentary election, she was elected to the Parliament of Denmark (Danish: Folketinget). On April 7, 2009, she was appointed Minister of the Interior and of Social Affairs in the cabinet of prime minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen.

Adoption by homosexuals

On March 13, 2009, together with Venstre-people Gitte Lillelund Bech, Karsten Lauritzen, Malou Aamund, Ellen Thrane Nørby, and Sophie Løhde, she went against the official party politics of Venstre and passed, together with Liberial Alliance and the opposition, the suggestion by Simon Emil Ammitzbøll of Borgerligt Centrum that homosexuals be allowed to adopt[2].

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Political offices
Preceded by
Karen Jespersen
Minister of the Interior and of Social Affairs
7 April 2009–present
Incumbent

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