Former Danish PM Anker Joergensen died

Mar 21, 2016 08:17 IST

Former Prime Minister of Denmark Anker Joergensen passed away on 20 March 2016 in Copenhagen. He was 93.

Joergensen served as the Prime Minister of the country from 1972 to 1973 and again from 1975 to 1982.

In 1950, Joergensen became a member of a trade union. He led the Danish Workers Union, SiD, between 1968 and 1972. While he served as the chairman of the Danish Workers Union, he was elected to the Parliament of Denmark for the first time in 1964.

Following the European Union Referendum of 1972 about whether Denmark should join the EU, Joergensen succeeded Jens Otto Krag as Prime Minister of Denmark. Joergensen held the position for 14 months until the 1973 election when he was succeeded by liberal Poul Hartling.

After just over a year in opposition, he returned as Prime Minister of Denmark with a Social Democratic minority government.

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Who: Former Danish PM Anker Joergensen

Where: Copenhagen

What: Died

When: 20 March 2016

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