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Political Background

Denmark has been a constitutional monarchy since 1849. The present Constitution dates from 1953 and establishes a unicameral Parliament, the Folketing. Executive power is vested in the monarch, currently Queen Margrethe II, who appoints the prime minister and his cabinet. In practice, the queen's role is purely ceremonial, as she must consult the parties in the Folketing in making her choice, and the Parliament can dismiss any minister or government by a majority vote of no confidence. Likewise, the prime minister can dissolve Parliament and call new elections at any point during the four-year electoral term.

The Folketing is composed of 179 seats, most of which are elected by a system of proportional representation (parties gaining at least 2% of the vote receive seats in proportion to their share of the popular vote.) This has produced a multiparty system, with 10 parties currently represented in the diet. Since...

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