June 10, 2011
I like that Denmark has so many different political parties from which one can choose. There are at least 8 "main" parties of which 5 are the "big ones"... so people can really choose a party that is aligned with their beliefs on a variety of points.
I dislike that Denmark has so many different political parties from which one can choose. There are at least 8 "main" parties of which 5 are the "big ones"... so newcomers to Denmark have a REALLY HARD time keeping them all straight and understanding who is on the right and who is on the left! Actually it is easier, in my opinion, to remember the party by its "FACE" (the face of the formand that represents it).... They attempted to teach us this in the Danish School, but at that point we were more concerned with knowing where to place our tidsadverbier and stedsadverbier!
See if this Wikipedia Table helps you figure it out!!
Parties represented in the Danish Folketing (Parliament)
|Party letter||Party name||Representation as of September 2010||Comments|
|V||Venstre Venstre, Danmarks liberale parti (Venstre, Denmark's Liberal Party)||47||3||Liberal, with conservative liberal policies. Leader: Lars Løkke Rasmussen|
|A||Social DemocratsSocialdemokraterne ||45||4||Left-wing, social democratic. Leader: Helle Thorning-Schmidt|
|O||Danish People's Party Dansk Folkeparti||24||2||National, populist, conservative. Leader: Pia Kjærsgaard|
|F||Socialist People's PartySocialistisk Folkeparti||23||2||Left-wing, social democratic and green. Leader: Villy Søvndal|
|C||Conservative People's Party Det Konservative Folkeparti||16||1||Conservative. Leader: Lars Barfoed|
|B||Danish Social Liberal Party Det Radikale Venstre||9||0||Social-liberal. Parliamentary group leader: Margrethe Vestager|
|Ø||Red-Green Alliance Enhedslisten||4||0||Originally an alliance of Communist Party of Denmark Danmarks Kommunistiske Parti, Socialist Workers' Party Socialistisk Arbejderparti and theLeft Socialists Venstresocialisterne.|
|I||Liberal Alliance Liberal Alliance||3||0||Centre-right, liberal party. Leader: Anders Samuelsen|