Politics and Government

Denmark is a constitutional monarchy and the political system is based on the Constitution of 1849.

The Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, the head of government. For Constitution of 1849 amounted Royal Law of 1665 the central piece of legislation in the Danish constitution. Some parts of the law sorceries continue. Denmark is a reprasentativt democracy, which in some accrue to hold a referendum on important decisions.

The monarch, Queen Margrethe is the head of state with ceremonial duties. She is Notched from to perform political tasks, but has an important role in APPOINTMENT and dismissal of governments and the signing of vedtagede laws. The country is divided between the three powers, the Legislative Branch, which lies with the government, the legislative power that lies with parliament and the dommende power that lies with the courts. The Constitution says that bathing monarch and Parliament constitute the legislature, but this means in practice the government and Parliament. Denmark, the Evangelical Lutheran Church as the state religion, but the Constitution guarantees freedom of religion. However, the Danish royal item for Lutheran evangelical faith.

Parliament is the country's parliament and legislature, which consists of 179 members, two chosen by number of Faroerne and two from Gronland. The four seats usually abstain from voting for or against on domestic politics, but Stotter although usually in crisis situations the party they feel tattest related to. Parliament members chosen by number by proportional representation and enkeltmandstalmetoden which politicians retain some afhangighed of local constituencies. Parliament has a sparregranse at 2%, but a constituency seat can provide access. Election held every four years, but the prime minister may dissolve parliament ride anywhere and call new elections. The latest election was held on 15 September 2011. The government must always have the backing of a majority in parliament, but the government will not need besta of lots with overall majority. Parliament members modes four times a week for debate.

The nuvarende government consists of the parties the Social Democrats, the Social Liberals and Socialist People's Party with the support of Unity and was established 3 October 2011. Traditionally, Danish governments bestaet of minority governments with support from non-government parties and cooperation across the center has lasted most typical. Socialists have had some influence as a party of government in history. The nuvarende government has 23 ministers. Ministers appointed by the prime minister and not have to sit in Parliament or trade in any party.

The courts are uafhangige of government and parliament. Hojesteret the upper court and has the final say in disputes and tvivlssporgsmal relation to the law. Hojesteret thus have a certain political significance as they may eventually judgments legislative and political actions illegal in relation to the Constitution. The court has up becoming also the form of superior authority on many areas of the country, like Hojesteret also has aligned with the ECHR, as Jens Olaf Jersild Gronjakkesag.

Constitutional Act of 1953 ensures - in community with the incorporation of the European Convention on Human Rights in Danish law in 1992 - Danish citizens' human rights. In 2008 the Transparency International Denmark as the least corrupt country in the world, together with Sweden and New Zealand. Freedom House ranks Denmark as "free" in terms of political rights and civil liberty.

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