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  Parliamentary Elections and Election Administration in Denmark
The Danish Constitution states that the members of the Folketing shall be elected by universal suffrage, and by direct and secret ballot.
This is, for example, the case with the nomination of candidates, the layout of ballot papers, the polling procedures, and the allocation of seats.
All political parties which gained representation in parliament at the previous Folketing election and which are still represented in parliament when an election is called, are automatically assigned the right to participate in a Folketing election as a registered party.
www.folketinget.dk /BAGGRUND/00000048/00232623.htm   (13232 words)

  Folketing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Folketing, or Folketinget, is the name of the national parliament of Denmark.
From 1849 to 1953 the Folketing was one of the two houses in the bicameral parliament known as the Rigsdag; the other house was known as the "Landsting".
Details of the election provedure are given by law: Currently 135 of Folketing members are elected by proportional representation in 17 districts, and 40 others are allotted in proportion to their total vote.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Folketing   (629 words)

 Politics of Denmark - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Between 1849 and 1953, the Folketing was a house of a bicameral Rigsdag, the other house being the Landsting, which was indirectly elected.
Folketing members are elected by a complicated system of proportional representation; any party receiving at least 2% of the total national vote receives representation.
These are all of the political parties that are represented in the Folketing as of the 2005 election.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_Denmark   (590 words)

 Folketing -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Folketing, or Folketinget, is the name of the national (A legislative assembly in certain countries (e.g., Great Britain)) parliament of (A constitutional monarchy in northern Europe; consists of the mainland of Jutland and many islands between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea) Denmark.
From 1849 to 1953 the Folketing was one of the houses in the bicameral parliament known as the (Click link for more info and facts about Rigsdag) Rigsdag; the other house was known as the "Landsting".
The palace is located in the heart of (The capital and largest city of Denmark; located on the island of Zealand) Copenhagen.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/F/Fo/Folketing.htm   (726 words)

 DENMARK MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS. Statement to the Folketing on Follow-up at national and international Levels to ...
On 18 May 1995, the Folketing had the opportunity to debate the preparations at an interpellation debate, and on 10 August 1995, the Foreign Policy Committee discussed the government's instructions to the delegation.
The memorandum was discussed and taken note of by the Folketing on April 25, 1996.
The Folketing also adopted a decision to encourage the Government to mainstream a gender perspective in administrative, policy and planning activities, nationally as well as internationally and to work towards a continuation of the UN's women's conferences in the year 2000 and onwards.
www.un.org /esa/documents/ga/conf177/natrep/nap1996-denmark.htm   (4573 words)

 Conferenza dei Presidenti dei Parlamenti dell'Unione Europea - Parlamento Italiano   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
From the Folketing's point of view it is of great importance that the issues of quality of legislation and of the co-operation between national Parliaments are debated.
Concerning the draft Memorandum of August 2000 the Folketing agrees on the in-troductory remarks and on the statements under section a, b, c and d.
Concerning the tasks of the Conference the Folketing cannot agree on the recom-mendation concerning the OECD and the European University of Florence.
english.camera.it /_cppueg/ita/denmark3.ASP   (396 words)

 Anders Fogh Rasmussen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
It was the first time since 1920 that the Social Democratic Party lost its position as the largest party in the Folketing (parliament).
He was born in 1953 and has been active in politics all of his life.
From 1987-1990 he was Minister for Taxation and from 1990 Minister for Economy and Taxation in the Conservative led Poul Schlüter government.
www.1-free-software.com /en/wikipedia/a/an/anders_fogh_rasmussen.html   (723 words)

 The Danish EU Presidency - eu2002.dk - The Parliament   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Men who wished to run for the Folketing had to be at least 30 years of age, be masters of their own house and have no criminal record.
After having been debated in the Folketing chamber, the Bill is submitted for consideration in the relevant committee, which invites parties outside the Folketing that are likely to be affected by the Bill to offer their opinion on the Bill.
The Folketing elects the Ombudsman of the Folketing, who exercises control over public administration, and expresses criticism where it is warranted, on behalf of the Folketing.
www.eu2002.dk /eu2002/denmark?MenuElementID=6142   (924 words)

 Denmark - Official Denmark - Constitution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Folketing consists of 179 members, two of whom are elected in Greenland and two in the Faeroe Islands.
135 of the 175 members of the Folketing are elected on the basis of the votes cast for them in the local constituencies, while the remaining 40 members are chosen with a view to ensuring an overall proportional representation of the parties to which the candidates are linked.
The Ombudsman is chosen by the Folketing and on the basis of complaints or on his own initiative he examines questions of mistakes or negligence in the public administration.
www.um.dk /Publikationer/UM/English/Denmark/kap1/1-9.asp   (2882 words)

 Folketing - Wikipédia
Le Folketing, ou Folketinget, est le nom du parlement national du Danemark.
De 1849 jusqu'en 1953, le Folketing était l'une des chambres du parlement bicaméral, le Rigsdag (parlement royal).
Depuis 1849, le Folketing est situé dans le palais de Christianborg, au cœur de Copenhague.
fr.wikipedia.org /wiki/Folketing   (144 words)

 Conferenza dei Presidenti dei Parlamenti dell'Unione Europea - Parlamento Italiano
The principal lines of Danish policy in connection with the current inter-governmental conference were established by a resolution of the Folketing on 23 February 2000, which refers to the basis of negotiations that the government reached agreement on with a majority of the Folketing's parties on 2 February 2000.
The European Parliament's influence on inter-governmental conferences is established in the Treaty and by the decisions of the European Council in connection with convening the inter-governmental conference in progress.
The Folketing has two representatives in the convention (a working group comprising representatives of governments, the national parliaments and EU institutionsinstitutions), which is working on the draft of an EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.
www.camera.it /_cppueg/fra/contributo_danimarca2.asp   (919 words)

 The Parliament
Members are elected through proportional representation, which means that the composition of the Folketing reflects the will of the voters with almost mathematical precision.
However, to be represented in parliament, a minimum percentage of the votes must be won, which usually means that a party has to attract at least 2% of the votes.
The government is determined by the political composition of the Folketing.
www.workindenmark.dk /Folketing/0/1/0   (223 words)

 Folketing - Wikipedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
El Folketing, o Folketinget, es el nombre que recibe el Parlamento de Dinamarca.
Entre 1849 y 1953 el Folketing fue una de las cámaras del Parlamento bicameral conocido como Rigsdag; la otra cámara era conocida como Landsting.
El Folketing debe estar formado por no más de 179 membros elegidos por un mandato de 4 años o hasta que el Primer Ministro (a través del Rey/Reina) convoque elecciones.
es.wikipedia.org /wiki/Folketing   (384 words)

 Denmark Government Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Queen Margrethe II has largely ceremonial functions; probably her most significant formal power lies in her right to appoint the prime minister and cabinet ministers, who are responsible for administration of the government.
However, she must consult with parliamentary leaders to determine the public's will, since the cabinet may be dismissed by a vote of no confidence in the Folketing (parliament).
The result is a multiplicity of parties (seven represented in the Folketing after the February 2005 general election), none of which holds a majority.
www.traveldocs.com /dk/govern.htm   (851 words)

 Conferenza dei Presidenti dei Parlamenti dell'Unione Europea - Parlamento Italiano
The Folketing's reading bills is carried out - as in other countries with parliamentary government - by and large on the basis of bills which are proposed by the government, even though members of parliament have the right to make such proposals.
Recently the Folketing has passed an amendment of The Standing Orders of the Folketing stating that the period of time from proposal of a bill to the third (and final) reading must be at least 30 days.
One or two annual meetings are held between the Speaker of the Folketing and the chairmen and vice-chairmen of the committees to provide a mutual orientation on developments and possible subsequent decisions that certain new procedures should be followed by all committees in the future.
www.camera.it /_cppueg/fra/denmark.asp   (1613 words)

 DENMARK: COUNTRY COMMERCIAL GUIDE - 1998   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
As the Prime Minister is accountable to the Folketing (Denmark's unicameral parliament), the Queen "chooses" him based on recommendations from the leaders of the political parties.
In 1997, nine political parties are represented in the Folketing and one outsider.
The second reason is the fact that Folketing members do not have their own staffs (nor, for that matter, do parliamentary committees).
www.mac.doc.gov /tcc/data/commerce_html/countries/Countries/Denmark/CountryCommercial/1998/ThePolitical.html   (757 words)

 Election Resources on the Internet: Elections to the Danish Folketing
The Parliament of the Kingdom of Denmark consists of a single chamber, the Folketing, composed of 179 members directly elected by universal adult suffrage for a maximum term of four years.
The district mandates won by a party at the multi-member constituency level are then subtracted from the total number of seats allocated to that party, and the remaining mandates are filled from forty supplementary or compensatory seats distributed among the three electoral regions.
Although the Center Democrats left the governing coalition in 1996, the Social Democratic Party remained in power until the 2001 Folketing election, in which the right-wing parties won a clear parliamentary majority.
www.electionresources.org /dk   (955 words)

 MapZones.com : Denmark Government   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Queen Margrethe II has largely ceremonial functions; likely her most remarkable formal power lies in her right to appoint the prime minister and cabinet ministers, who are responsible for administration of the government.
The 1953 constitution accomplished a unicameral Folketing of not more than 179 members, of whom two are elected from the Faroe Islands and two from Greenland.
Elections are held at least every 4 years, but the prime minister can dissolve the Folketing at any time and call for new elections.
www.mapzones.com /world/europe/denmark/governmentindex.php   (306 words)

 Denmark.dk: Official website - Denmark - The Anders Fogh Rasmussen Government   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
He was elected to the Folketing in 1984 and was Minister for the Environment 1990-1993.
She was elected to the Folketing in 1990 and has among other things been a member of the Standing Committee on Europe, the Finance Committee and the Social Affairs Committee as well as social affairs spokeswoman.
She was a member of the Folketing 1984-1990 and among other things became her party’s political spokeswoman.
www.denmark.dk /portal/page?_pageid=374,520573&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL   (2925 words)

 Danish Referrendums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Either five sixths of the Members of the Folketing shall vote for it, or – if a majority – but less than five sixths of the Members – votes for it, the Act presupposes that the Bill shall not be rejected at a referendum.
And with prospects of more than 150 of the Members of the Folketing voting for the Agreement, the possibility of holding a referendum would be excluded in accordance with Section 20 in the Constitutional Act.
As is apparent from the name "consultative", the Folketing is not under any obligation as to the outcome of such a referendum.
www.eu-oplysningen.dk /fakta_en/denmark/referenda?caldate=2005-02   (1278 words)

 Partianes Politik
It is also possible to order a sandwich in the Folketing's Restaurant and a short guided tour of the Folketing in connection with a visit to the centre.
The initiative for its es-tablishment was taken by the Folketing's Presidium as early as 1998, but it was only in 2001 that it became possible to find exactly the right location for the centre.
At that time the Folketing was given the opportunity by the Court to take over the right of use to a larger area in the Upper Basement beneath Christiansborg.
www.ungtinget.dk /pd/beskrivelse_engelsk.asp   (677 words)

 El Folketing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Mientras que el Folketing representó a granjeros, a comerciantes y a comerciantes independientes así como las clases educadas (es decir las fuerzas liberales de sociedad), el Landsting representó predominante al viejo aristocracy y a otros conservadores.
El Folketing puede consistir en no más de 179 miembros (conocidos como mandatos) elegidos por 4 años o hasta el primer ministro (vía el Reina-en-consejo) llaman para las elecciones.
Los detalles del provedure de la elección son dados por la ley: 135 de los miembros del Folketing son elegidos actualmente por la representación proporcional en 17 districtos, y 40 otros se asignan en proporción con su voto total.
www.yotor.net /wiki/es/el/El%20Folketing.htm   (513 words)

It is important to understand the structure of the current Danish government in order to understand the coalitional nature of political parties and thus the effects of current issues on the coalitional nature.
There are 179 Folketing seats: 135 are proportionally elected within single constituencies, 40 are filled on the basis of the overall proportion of votes a party receives, and 2 are filled from proportionally-elected independent elections in Greenland and the Faroe Islands.
Ruud Koopsman proposes an opportunistic model to explain the rise of racist and extreme violence that seems to succinctly describe the rise of immigration fears and subsequent political ramifications in Denmark.
lilt.ilstu.edu /critique/spring2002docs/pytel_roper.htm   (6461 words)

 Encyclopedia: Folketing
Denmark has universal suffrage for all citizens over 18 years who lives in the realm and who has not been declared incapable of managing his own affairs.
All voters who have not been convicted of criminal acts, making them unworthy for a seat in the parliament is elegible.
MPs are almost allways elected as members of a political party but independents can be elected too.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Folketing   (1053 words)

 Election Resources on the Internet: Elections to the Danish Folketing
Folketing seats from metropolitan Denmark are apportioned on a nationwide basis among political parties, according to the largest remainder method of PR.
Venstre, which formed a minority government with just 22 seats, polled strongly in an early Folketing election held in January 1975, but was unable to remain in power; the Social Democrats then formed a minority government, and went on to recover much of their previously lost electoral support in the 1977 and 1979 Folketing elections.
The coalition - the country's first Conservative-led administration since 1901 - shrank to three parties in 1988, and to just two in 1990, but managed to remain in power until 1993, when it was forced out of office in the wake of an immigration scandal - the so-called Tamil affair.
electionresources.org /dk   (955 words)

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