Annonce
Annonce
Annonce
News in english

Referendum: Succession amendment confirmed

Danes have voted in a referendum to adopt gender equality in succession to the throne.

Gem til liste

Denmark’s referendum on an amendment to the law on royal succession resulted in a majority in favour of adopting what is known as absolute primogeniture – allowing the monarch’s first-born of either gender to ascend the throne.

Under the Danish constitution, changes to laws on succession must be passed by two successive parliaments, separated by an election, and finally confirmed by a referendum in which at least 40 percent of the entire electorate must turn out and vote in favour.

With most of the votes counted, the result of Sunday’s referendum, which was held simultaneously with European Parliament elections, gave 45.5 percent of the entire electorate in favour, 7.8 percent against and 5.3 percent returned neutral votes. Turnout was some 59 percent.

The amendment to the law is unlikely to have any practical importance for some time, as Crown Prince Frederik is next in line to the throne currently held by his mother Queen Margrethe II. Prince Frederik’s first-born is also male – Prince Christian.

PolitikenPlus
  • Samtale før døden En tidsrejse på Betty Nansen viser opgør med nazitiden

    Pluspris fra 100 kr. Alm. pris fra 160 kr. Køb
  • Nytår Det kunne være et billede fra Dallas, Texas. Der kunne være tale om en sen nat i The Lone Star State ? og en cowboy, som ikke lige kunne huske, hvor han havde parkeret sin hest.

    Pluspris 850 kr. Alm. pris 980 kr. Køb
  • Winemakers Dinner Smag på 8 udvalgte vine fra nogle af de bedste og mest spændende områder i Spanien med masser af point fra Penin. Og nyd en tilhørende Rasmus Bo Bojesen menu kreeret så mad og vine matcher hinanden.

    Pluspris 850 kr. Alm. pris 1.250 kr. Køb
  • Fortiden Oscar-vinderen Asghar Farhadi er tilbage med endnu et syleskarpt og universelt menneskeligt drama med thrillerelementer.

    Pluspris 80 kr. Alm. pris 100 kr. Køb
  • Puslespil med lyd Sjovt og underholdende puslespil med lyd. Når brikken placeres korrekt kommer der en realistisk lyd, som afspejler den figur som brikken viser. Fås i 3 forskellige varianter.

    Pluspris 105 kr. Alm. pris 125 kr. Køb