The longest serving PM since WWII, and the first Konservative party member to hold the position, was 92
The funeral will be held on Constitution Day at Holmen’s Church in Copenhagen (photo: Lennart Perlenhem)
It has emerged today that Poul Schlüter, the PM of Denmark from 1982-1993, passed away yesterday aged 92.
His stint at the helm of Christiansborg made him the longest-serving PM in Denmark since World War II.
He was also the first member of the Konservative party to become PM.
“Schlüter’s family has lost a dear member and our country has lost one of the most important people of our time,” said Konservative party head Søren Pape Poulsen.
The party wrote that the former prime minister passed away quietly on Thursday morning at 07:15, while surrounded by his loved ones.
Well know for his economic policy
Schlüter was known for the extremely tight economic policy.
He ended an era of currency devaluations by introducing a krone peg. One of his optimistic catchphrases was that the economy “is doing incredibly well”.
Following his resignation as PM in 1993 in the wake of the ‘Tamil Controversy’, he ran in the 1994 European elections and was elected with a record number of personal votes.
Schlüter will be laid to rest on Constitution Day at Holmen’s Church in Copenhagen.
The funeral and the memorial service are only for invited guests due to the corona restrictions.