DOI: 10.5553/RP/048647001991033001041

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Denmark, a limited monarchy

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Tage Kaarsted, "Denmark, a limited monarchy", Res Publica, 1, (1991):41-48

    The article describes the history of Danish constitutional monarchy (since 1849). It analyzes the complicated procedure in connection with government formation. The Queen must avoid being implied in party polities. She will always act on the responsibility of the Prime Minister, but the role of the Private Secretary is important. The Queen does not take part in policy-making at all. Her functions, be they only formal, are of great symbolic significance. Gallup polls indicate the popularity of monarchy. The Queen is considered the impartial head of state. She is respected as a talented artist. The Queen does not take part in business life.

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