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Folketing

(fôl`kətĭng), national parliament of Denmark. Formerly the lower house of the bicameral Rigsdag, it became the sole parliamentary body in 1953. It shares legislative power with the monarch, who can dissolve the body but cannot assume major international obligations without its consent. It is elected by universal suffrage, and its term is four years. Ministers can vote in the Folketing only if they are members.

Folketing

 

the name of the unicameral parliament of Denmark. Elections for the Folketing are held every four years; citizens more than 20 years of age are eligible to vote. The Folketing is composed of 179 members and is directed by a president and vice presidents. Its primary responsibilities are the enactment of the laws, the approval of the budget, the direction of the administrative apparatus, and the resolution of foreign policy questions.

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By accessing their online CV's on the webpage of the Folketing, but also by researching newspaper articles, social media pages like LinkedIn and Facebook, and the Danish biographical dictionary Kraks Bla Bog (Kraks Blue Book) we tracked and mapped the careers of 589 of the 613 former MPs who have left the Danish Folketing since 1981.
The political dynamics have shifted considerably; now, the Folketing is headed up by the Liberals and Social Democrats.
Asi que, aunque la Constitucion no contenia ninguna provision que garantizara la influencia del Folketing en las politicas danesas en la Union, este problema fue resuelto en una forma flexible y satisfactoria.
However, she must consult with parliamentary leaders to determine the public's will, since the cabinet may be dismissed by a vote of no confidence in the Folketing (parliament).
53) While the king had the "final" decision of whether the acts of Parliament, the Folketing, would be implemented, the monarch was essentially limited to a "symbolic and representative" role as opposed to a political one.
THE PROCESSION WOUND ITS WAY FROM THE FOLKETING, THE PARLIAMENT, TO THE CONFERENCE VENUE, THE MASSIVE BELLA CENTRE OUTSIDE THE CITY CENTRE.
Although the Government in power had fierce opposition (and required votes from the opposition in the Folketing to implement the Labour Directives) there were no delays in transposition.
The following year, a new national government came to power, and the Folketing (Parliament) gave Christianites a deadline of April 1, 1976, to vacate the area.
In 1953, Greenland's colonial status was lifted, in a process similar to that experienced by members of the British Commonwealth, and it became part of the Danish Kingdom with representation in the Danish parliament, the Folketing.
The Folketing is the single chamber parliament of which country?
Denmark's Folketing voted 90-25 in favour of adopting the treaty, with no abstentions, which was quickly welcomed by European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso.