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Danish foreign minister steps down due to poor health; replacement to be named Thursday
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 8:27 AM EST
Denmark's foreign minister says he is resigning after doctors uncovered a blood clot in his heart.
Soevndal is the former leader of the Socialist People's Party, a junior partner in the government coalition. He is largely credited for getting the leftist group in the government in 2011 — the first time that had happened since the party was established in 1959.
Wednesday's announcement came a day after Denmark's justice minister resigned after coming under fire for lying to Parliament.
Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt says she would present new government members on Thursday.