Following the Danish Parliamentary election 15 September 2011, a new Danish Minister for Development Cooperation has been appointed. With several years of experience within the field of development assistance, Christian Friis Bach is an experienced and well-known figure in both the Danish and international development community. After 10 years with a Liberal-Conservative government, tables have turned […]
Hanne Lund Madsen has recently been appointed as the Senior Adviser at the Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy, DIPD. Her main responsibility will be to provide advice and guidance to the Danish political parties regarding interventions to support multi-party democracy and to further the capacity, accountability and responsiveness of political parties. A central task […]
Observing local campaigns, inspecting the empty ballot boxes and opening a polling centre, the seven Egyptian politicians and four representatives of civil society are getting to know the Danish democracy first hand. Egyptian liberal politician Jaylan Khaled Abdelhamid Auf from the new party Masr El Horria Party has teamed up with Danish MP Eva Kjer […]
Around 85 percent of the Danish electorate will vote in today’s parliamentary elections. This is among the highest in the world. The elections takes place on the same day that the world is celebrating the International Day of Democracy, established by the United Nations in 2007.
The first day of the visit offered an in-depth explanation of the Danish political system and elections by Lars Bille, Associate Professor at the University of Copenhagen. At the seminar, Lars Bille said that 90% of the Danes are satisfied with how Danish democracy works, which is the highest rating in Europe. But he also […]
Between 11 and 18 September 2011, seven Egyptian politicians from a wide range of Egyptian political parties as well as four representatives from Egyptian civil society visit Denmark to study and observe the Danish parliamentary elections.
Today the Danish Prime Minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, announced his decision to have the election for Parliament (Folketinget) take place on 15th September. This date is very appropriate, considering that the 46th plenary meeting of the UN General Assembly on 8th November 2007 decided that member states on 15 September of each year should observe […]
The Board of DIPD has approved a proposal from the Danish Liberal Party, Venstre, to invest 2,8 million DKK over the next 18 months on communication and youth participation in politics, with the Centre for Multiparty Democracy Kenya as the key partner.
As part of a consortium led by the Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institute (DEDI) and supported by DIPD, the Al-Ahram Centre for Political and Strategic Studies (ACPSS) has carried out a voter survey in Egypt. It places Amr Moussa as the presidential lead while showing strong support for the Freedom and Justice Party in parliamentary elections.
Just like the revolution itself was not predicted by any of us, experiences over the months since the conference and seminar on 26-27 May took place, tell us that it will continue to be difficult to predict how events in Egypt will unfold. But this report will still be useful in capturing some of the […]