GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
The political system of Denmark is that of a multi-party structure, where several parties can be represented in Parliament at any one time. Danish governments are often characterised by minority administrations, aided with the help of one or more supporting parties. This means that Danish politics is based on consensus politics. Since 1909, no single party has had the majority in Parliament.
Since 3 February 2014, the Government has consisted of the parties ‘Socialdemokraterne’ (The Social Democrats) and ‘Radikale Venstre’ (the Danish Social-Liberal Party). Helle Thorning-Schmidt, from the Social Democrats is the Prime Minister.
Photo;Danish Prime Minister greet the Bhutan members of parliament 2014
The Constitutional Act, originally verified in 1849 lays down the framework of Danish democracy. The Act outlines the citizens’ rights or human rights such as freedom of expression and freedom of assembly, which is intended to protect citizen’s against infringement of their rights by the State.
Denmark has been a member of the EU since 1973.