Kim Kielsen

Kim Kielsen

Kim Kielsen speaking in Helsinki in 2012
6th Prime Minister of Greenland
Assumed office
10 December 2014
Acting: 30 September 2014 – 10 December 2014
Monarch Margrethe II
Deputy Anda Uldum
Preceded by Aleqa Hammond
Leader of Siumut
Assumed office
18 October 2014
Deputy Hans Enoksen
Preceded by Aleqa Hammond
Minister for Housing, Nature and the Environment
Assumed office
7 November 2013
Minister for Nordic Co-operation
Assumed office
11 November 2013
Personal details
Born (1966-11-30) 30 November 1966
Nationality Greenlandic
Political party Siumut
Spouse(s) Judithe Kielsen
Children 2
Alma mater Police officer at Politiskolen i Grønland

Kim Kielsen (born 30 November 1966) is a Greenlandic politician, and current leader of the Siumut party, and prime minister of Greenland. Originally a mariner and was police officer with Rigspolitiet from 1996 to 2003 in Upernavik and Paamiut. Kielsen entered politics in 2005 when he was elected to the Greenlandic parliament for Siumut and to the municipal government of Paamiut. In the government of Aleqa Hammond, he was the minister for housing, nature and the environment. He became acting prime minister of Greenland in October 2014 when Hammond stepped down and the Siumut party subsequently elected Kielsen as its leader,[1][2][3][4][5][6] awarding him 44 of 65 votes.[7][8][9] On 4 December 2014 his party along with Atassut and Demokraatit formed a new coalition. On 10 December 2014 the new ministers were represented.[10]


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  8. "Opdateret: Kim Kielsen ny formand for Siumut". Sermitsiaq.AG. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  9. "Aleqa støtter Kielsen". Sermitsiaq.AG. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  10. "Her er navnene på det nye Naalakkersuisut". KNR. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
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