Of the 179 Members of Parliament (MPs), 175 are elected in Denmark, 2 are elected in the Faeroes and 2 in Greenland. Together with Denmark, the Faeroes and Greenland constitute the Unity of the Realm, and by an amendment of the Constitutional Act in 1953, they were each given two seats in the Danish Parliament.
To be elected
In order to be elected to the Danish Parliament, candidates must first of all be eligible to vote at general elections, that is, they must be Danish citizens, have permanent residence in the realm and be at least 18 years of age. Furthermore, a candidate must not have been convicted of an act that, in the general opinion, makes him or her unworthy to be a Member of Parliament.
All MPs receive remuneration for their work. The amount is laid down in the Parliamentary Election Act of Denmark.