Denmark

The Danish Parliament

Law-making

Data on parliament’s law-making role and activities

Legislative activity

Number of laws adopted by parliament, per year
255 (2021)
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Notes For some parliaments, data can not be presented on an annual basis, for example because parliamentary sessions run from April to March of the following year. In such cases, the period to which the data corresponds is specified here.
Figures are based on the parliamentary (sessional) year which begins on the first Tuesday of October and ends the same date the following year.
Total number of laws adopted by Parliament in the previous legislature
695
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Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by parliament
2
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Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by the government
693
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Percentage of laws initiated by parliament in the previous legislature The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of the laws adopted that were initiated by parliament by the total number of laws adopted in the previous legislature.
0.29% See historical data for this field.
Dates of the previous legislature
05.06.2019 to 01.11.2022
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Executive-legislative relations

Legislation adopted by parliament requires the assent of the Head of State In some countries, the Constitution foresees that legislation adopted by parliament must be signed into law by the Head of State. If so, the Head of State may, for example, have the power to veto the legislation, return it to parliament, or submit it to another body such as a constitutional court.
Yes
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
The Constitutional Act (S. 22)
Number of times the Head of State declined to give assent to legislation, per year
(2021)
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Consequences when the Head of State declines to give assent to legislation Consequences when the Head of State declines to give assent to legislation: Not applicable; No further action is taken. The legislation is rejected; The legislation is returned to Parliament for re-examination; The legislation is referred to the Constitutional/Supreme Court;The legislation is put to a referendum; Other (please specify)
Other (please specify):
Not applicable. The Head of State cannot decline to give assent to legislation adopted by parliament
Yes
Notes
That doesn't occur in practice.
Final decision when parliament and the Head of State do not agree Final decision when parliament and the Head of State do not agree: Not applicable; Parliament; Head of State; Constitutional/Supreme Court; Other (please specify)
Other (please specify)
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Notes
This doesn’t occur in practise.
Existence of a procedure to introduce emergency legislation
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Not applicable. There is no procedure to introduce emergency legislation.
No