Head of State:HM Queen Margrethe II

Head of Government:Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt

National Parliament (Folketing):179 members

Last election:Legislative, 15 September 2011.

Next election:Legislative, due by September 2015

Parliamentary elections

Main political parties, descriptions and election results 2007
Party Description Votes % Seats
V - The Liberal Party Liberal 26,26 46
SD - The Social Democrats Social Democratic 25,47 45
DF - Danish People’s Party Conservative 13,86 25
SF - Socialist People’s Party Communist 13,04 23
K - The Conservative Peoples Party Conservative 10,39 18
RV - The Radical Liberal Party Liberal 5,12 9
NA - New Alliance Liberal 2,81 5
EL - Red-Green Alliance (Unity List) Communist 2,17 4

EP elections

Denmark elects 13 representatives to the European Parliament. The electoral system is based on proportional representation. The last elections to the European Parliament took place on 7 June 2009. The opposition Social Democrats (SD) came top with 21.49 percent, but saw their share of the vote drop by 8 percentage points compared to the 2004 election..[read more..]

Results, European Parliament election 2009, main parties. Districts (Storkreds)

EU related referendums

Several EU-related referendums has been carried out in Denmark. Apart from the European Communities membership referendum in 1972 and the Single European Act referendum in 1986, referendums has been held on the Ratification of the Maastricht Treaty in 1992 and 1993, and on the Amsterdam Treaty in 1998. The latest EU-related referendum was on Denmark’s participation in the third stage of the European Monetary Union (EMU) in 2000..[read more..]

Referendum on the European Monetary Union (EMU), 2000. NUTS 3