Danish PM presents new line-up

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Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen has unveiled his reshuffled cabinet. The new line-up emerged into the cold of Copenhagen after being introduced to the country’s Queen Margrethe.

Denmark’s centre-right coalition was returned to power in a general election earlier this month. The premier’s crackdown on asylum-seekers helped win him widespread support in a campaign where domestic matters dominated the agenda. His decision to keep Danish troops in Iraq is not so popular with the public but that issue took a back seat in the run-up to the ballot. Rasmussen’s Liberal party is in coalition with the Conservatives. The far-right Danish People’s Party also made its influence felt in the government’s first term, although it has voiced its disappointment at the new programme announced by Rasmussen’s administration.