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The Naalakkersuisut is the Government of Greenland, who are responsible for the administration of the Greenlandic Self-Government. The members of the government are appointed by the Prime Minister but are formally approved by the 31 members of the Inatsisartut (Parliament). The members of the Naalakkersuisut do not have to be elected officials.
The most recent parliamentary elections were held on 28 November 2014 and Kim Kielsen, leader of the Siumut party, was designated as Prime Minister by a coalition of the parties Siumut, Democrats, and Atassut. The coalition was formed on 4 December 2014, Siumut has five ministers, Democrats 2 and Attasut 2.
Members of the Naalakkersuisut (Ministers)
The Naalakkersuisut is divided into a number of areas of responsibility each led by a naalakkersuisoq with powers corresponding to that of a minister or secretary of government. The current naalakkersuisut are:
Premier and Minister for Domestic Affairs: Kim Kielsen, Siumut
- Minister for Industry, Labor, Trade and Foreign Affairs: Vittus Qujaukitsoq, Siumut.
- Minister for Families, Equality and Social Welfare: Martha Lund Olsen, Siumut.
- Minister for Fisheries, Hunting and Agriculture: Karl-Kristian Kruse, Siumut.
- Minister for Health and Nordic Co-operation: Doris Jakobsen, Siumut.
- Minister for Finance and Mineral Resources. 1. Vice Prime Minister: Anda Uldum, Democrats.
- Minister for Education, Culture, Church and Science: Nivi Olsen, Democrats.
- Minister for Housing, Building and Infrastructure. 2. Vice Prime Minister: Knud Kristiansen, Atassut.
- Minister for Nature, Environment and Justice: Mala Høy Kuko, Atassut.