Folketing


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

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.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
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.
In 2001 parliamentary (http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/arc/2087_01.htm) elections , the DPP won 22 out of 179 seats in the Folketing, Denmark's parliament.
In Denmark the proposal was made in 1963 in the cultural affairs commitee of the Danish Folketing, and a white paper was drawn up concerning the future culture centres.
Para entender el desarrollo de la practica danesa hay, por ejemplo, que tener en cuenta la tradicional intervencion del Folketing en la politica exterior, explicada, a su vez, por la tambien tradicional existencia de gobiernos de coalicion en Dinamarca (30).
Social Democratic leader Helle Thorning-Schmidt, 44, is set to become Denmark's first female head of government after her alliance secured 92 seats and a narrow majority in the 179-seat Folketing.
However, this would require an agreement between Denmark and Greenland, ratified by referendum in Greenland and by the Danish Folketing. (92)
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.