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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.

The Government

Since 28 November 2016, the Government has consisted of the Liberal Party, Liberal Alliance and the Conservative Party. Lars Løkke Rasmussen from the Liberal Party is the Prime Minister. Find more information about the Government and the Ministries here.

The Constitution

The Constitutional Act, originally verified in 1849 lays down the framework of Danish democracy. The Act outlines the citizens’ right or human rights such as freedom of expression and freedom of assembly, which is attended to protect citizens against infringement of their rights by the State. Find more information about the constitution and the Parliamentary System of Denmark here.