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Denmark is a representative democracy, which means that citizens elect representatives to make day-to-day political decisions. Politicians are elected to the Parliament for a limited period of time, after which they must stand for re-election if they wish to retain their seats.
However, there are exceptions to the representative principle. The Constitutional Act of Denmark specifies certain circumstances where the entire electorate may or must be consulted directly and have the final say in a referendum. For example, a referendum must be held in connection with a proposal to amend the Constitutional Act or to change the voting age.
Further details about elections in Denmark are available in the menu on the left.
Anita May Jayasinghe