Elections in Swaziland September 20, secured a range of progressive forces from the Swazi Democratic Party, SWADEPA, a place in parliament. Even before the work has begun, the party is making headlines with demands on democratic reforms in the kingdom.
In Hillerød north of Copenhagen, 8 candidates argued their case as representatives of 8 political parties or lists, with more than 100 citizens from the local community listening carefully to find out which candidates they preferred. Or had they already made up their mind?
What is special for Denmark and the Nordic countries is that the municipalities have their own tax collection. This means that the municipalities has a fairly large influence on the local level of service concerning childcare, schools, retirement homes, and recreational affairs.