|Thorning-Schmidt I Cabinet|
74th cabinet of Denmark
Cabinet of Helle Thorning-Schmidt in front of Amalienborg
|Date formed||3 October 2011|
|Date dissolved||3 February 2014|
|People and organisations|
|Head of state||Margrethe II of Denmark|
|Head of government||Helle Thorning-Schmidt|
|Member party|| Social Democrats |
Social Liberal Party
Socialist People's Party
|Status in legislature||Coalition|
|Opposition leader||Lars Løkke Rasmussen|
|Predecessor||Løkke Rasmussen Cabinet|
|Successor||Thorning-Schmidt Cabinet II|
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The cabinet of Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt was the cabinet government of Denmark from 3 October 2011to 3 February 2014. It was a coalition between the Social Democrats, the Danish Social Liberal Party and the Socialist People's Party. On 9 August 2013, Helle Thorning-Schmidt made a cabinet reshuffle and on 12 December 2013, she made a second cabinet reshuffle. The cabinet resigned on 3 February 2014, following the Socialist People's Party left the government on 30 January 2014. It was succeeded by the Cabinet of Helle Thorning-Schmidt II
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