2.1 General description, history, and key data of the political system

The political system is divided between the central state organization and the municipal organization.
The Danish electoral system is extremely complex but briefly it builds on the principle of election by proportional representation. The system is constructed in a way which allows for the regional affiliation of the candidates (135 seats in the Folketing obtained by election in 17 multimember constituencies) and also for the mathematical accuracy of a proportional division of seats in relation
to votes for the parties (40 supplementary seats). Thus the Folketing is composed of 175 Members elected in Denmark proper as well as two Members elected in the Faroe Islands and two in Greenland.

You can also learn more by reading: http://www.ft.dk/doc.aspx?/samling/20061/menu/00000005.htm

Here you can find further information about the Danish Parliamentary System (pdf, 3.6 MB) and the Danish way of government.