All facts about Government of Denmark
Government of Denmark
All facts about Government of Denmark.Official country name:
Long form - Kingdom of Denmark
Short form - Denmark
Local long form - Kongeriget Daanmark
Local short form - Danmark
Government type: constitutional monarchy
Administrative division: Metropolitan Denmark – 14 counties
( amter, singular – amt ) and 2 boroughs
(amtskommuner, singular – amtskomunes ):
Arhus, Bornholm, Fredericksberg, Frederiksborg, Fyn, Kobenhavn, Kobenhavns, Nordjylland, Ribe, Ringkøbing, Roskilde, Sonderjylland, Storstrom, Vejle, Vestsjalland, Viborg.
Also Faroe Islands and Greenland, which are part of the Kingdom of Denmark.
They are self-governing administrative divisions.
Danish National holidays: National day 5th June ( Constitutional Day ) Original constitution was created in 1849
There was a major overhaul 5th June 1953 allowing for a unicameral legislature and a female chief of state.
Independence: Denmark first was organized as a unified state in 10th century and in 1849 became a constitutional monarchy.
Head of state: Queen MARGRETHE 2
( queen since 14 January 1972 )
Heir Apparent Crown Prince FREDERIK, elder son of the monarch
( he was born 26 May 1968 ).
Head of government: Prime Minister ANDERS FOGH RASMUSSEN
( prime minister since 27 November 2001 )
Council of state: appointed by the monarch
Election: No elections, in Denmark the monarch is hereditary,
Following legislative elections, the leader of the majority party of the leader of the majority coalition is usually appointed prime minister by the monarch.
Judical Danish branch: Supreme Court
(judges are appointed by the monarch for life ).