|Thorning-Schmidt Cabinet II|
75th cabinet of Denmark
|Date formed||3 February 2014|
|Date dissolved||28 June 2015|
|People and organisations|
|Head of state||Margrethe II of Denmark|
|Head of government||Helle Thorning-Schmidt|
|Member party|| Social Democrats |
Social Liberal Party
|Status in legislature||Coalition minority government|
|Opposition leader||Lars Løkke Rasmussen|
|Outgoing formation||2015 general election|
|Predecessor||Thorning-Schmidt Cabinet I|
|Successor||Lars Løkke Rasmussen II Cabinet|
The Second Cabinet of Helle Thorning-Schmidt was the Government of Denmark in office from 3 February 2014 to 28 June 2015. It was a coalition government between the Social Democrats and the Social Liberal Party.
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It was preceded by the First Cabinet of Helle Thorning-Schmidt, a cabinet that ended when the Socialist People's Party left the government.
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The Social Democrats had thirteen ministers including the Prime Minister. The Social Liberal Party had seven ministers.
| Cabinet of Denmark |
Løkke Rasmussen II
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