Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen has announced the next general election in Denmark. The election will be held on 5 June 2019.
General elections are a cornerstone in the Danish democracy. This is where the electorate decides which candidates and political parties will be represented in the Danish Parliament, thereby influencing the future direction of Danish politics and society. According to the Constitutional Act of Denmark, there must be held general election at least once every 4 years.
Today, Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen (V) announced the date of the next general election to be 5 June 2019.
The election for the European Parliament will be held on the same date.
Who can vote?
Danish citizens who have permanent residence in Denmark, Greenland or the Faroe Islands and are at least 18 years of age are entitled to vote.
The turnout at general elections is high in Denmark compared to other countries, with 80-90 per cent of the electorate casting their vote.
Who can be elected?
To be eligible for election as a Member of the Danish Parliament, candidates must be entitled to vote in a general election, and must not have been convicted of an offence that makes the candidate unworthy to sit in Parliament. Members of Parliament decide whether a candidate is worthy to sit in Parliament or not.
On 5 June, 179 Members will be elected to fill the seats of the Danish Parliament.
Originally published at https://www.thedanishparliament.dk/en/news/2019/05/general-election-2019