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Denmark

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The Danish Parliament

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Henrik Dam Kristensen (Male)
Year of birth
1957
Additional information
Elected on 21 June 2019.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary general
Carsten U. Larsen (Male)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
109
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
70
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
39.11% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
Not available
See historical data for this field. Compare data of this field.
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
96 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
83 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
112 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
67 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
11 See historical data for this field.
31-40
63 See historical data for this field.
41-45
22 See historical data for this field.
46-50
33 See historical data for this field.
51-60
31 See historical data for this field.
61-70
17 See historical data for this field.
71-80
2 See historical data for this field.
81-90
0
91 and over
0
Number of members, by age
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Totals per age interval 0 11 63 22 33 31 17 2 0 0
Total <= 45: 96 Total >= 46: 83
Male 0 6 34 15 18 24 15 0 0 0 112
Female 0 5 29 7 15 7 2 2 0 0 67
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger6.15%3.35%2.79%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger41.34%22.35%18.99%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger53.63%30.73%22.91%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Elections > Election results

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
900
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
309
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
34.33%
Number of candidates, by sex
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
309
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
34.33%

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
109
Number of women elected
70
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
39.11%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
70

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
109
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
70
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Henrik Dam Kristensen (Male)
Political party
Social Democratic Party
Date of election
21.06.2019
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Women’s right to vote
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1908
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
Local
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1908
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Restricted
Detail of restrictions Suffrage: Restrictions detail
Tax paying women and at least 25 years old
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
Universal suffrage was granted on a local level in 1908.
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1915
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
The right to vote was established in the Constitution of 1915 but was only entered into force after World War One in 1918
Women’s right to stand for election
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1908
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
Local
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Stand for Election : Restricted or Universal
Universal
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1908
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Stand for Election : Restricted or Universal
Restricted
Detail of restrictions Stand for Election: Restrictions detail
Tax paying women and at least 25 years old
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1915
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Stand for Election : Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
As explained in Suffrage, women were granted the right to vote and stand for election in 1915, a right that came only came to power after World War I in 1918. First women were elected to parliament in 1918.
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1918
Notes