the Folketing from the outside

the Folketing (in the Danish always with certain suffix, thus Folketinget, too German about „popular assembly “) is the Danish parliament. It consists of a chamber with 179 delegates. Of it get along always two from the Färöer - islands and two Greenland.

Until 1953 the Folketing was „the second chamber of the Danish realm daily “. Today it is called „the legislative meeting in Denmark “, was thus replaced the Danish one Reichstag. It meets in lock Christian-borrows in Copenhagen.

The Folketing is selected for four years. ThatPrime Minister can ask however each time without reason the queen to write new elections out. The queen will always follow such request. If the government does not find substantial question into majority in the Folketing, the Prime Minister must withdraw either with its government or arrange new elections.

A partyin the Folketing one represents, if it obtains at least 2% of the delivered, valid voices or a direct mandate.

Contrary to Germany the Prime Minister in Denmark is selected not by the Folketing, but appointed by the queen. That is, there is no majority for the chancellor. However the queen may not doPrime Ministers against the expressed will of the Folketings appoint. The Prime Minister needs thus no clear majority in the parliament, it may only no clear majority against itself have. For this reason minority governments and changing majorities are in Denmark rather the rule.

parties in the Folketing

(since the elections of 8. February 2005, in parentheses change to 2001)

the party Kristendemokraterne does not belong to the Folketing since 2005 any longer on

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