If you were to ask ANY American, I am sure he/she would agree that the US Election process is TOO freaking long and costs TOO freaking much money. And although I know that the Germans pride themselves on the concept of German Efficiency... but when it comes to the election process, NO ONE can top the Danes!
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Today at 11:00am Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen announced the next national election.
It will be held on Thursday, September 15.
Within seconds of the announcement's completion, volunteers for the various candidates could be seen all over Denmark doing this:
So for two weeks Denmark will be covered in campaign ads and then the morning after the election, all of these posters will be taken down (yes, it is a requirement).
Just like in the US (where the process takes 18 months or more), most voters already know whom they want... but the thing is that in Denmark, they only have 2 weeks to convince us why they are the right candidate!
I love it.