Real Danish Political Drama!

The results are almost in and I confess that I’ve been finding these Danish local elections rather exciting.  OK, they’re not quite Borgen and certainly not The Killing.  But over at Copenhagen’s City Hall there is a real-life political drama going on over who controls what. With so many parties, Danish politics is complicated.  But… Continue Reading


Voting in my first Danish Election

It’s not quite Borgen I’m afraid, but I have just voted in Denmark’s local and regional elections.  In Copenhagen there are SEVEN mayors, not to mention all those councillors.  One though, the Lord Mayor, is the overall boss.  So the system is pretty different to the UK. Once I’d handed over my voting card at… Continue Reading


Even I can vote in Denmark

On Monday, while filming a report for Al Jazeera English, I met some of the candidates standing in next week’s local and regional elections here in Denmark.  What struck me most was just how young they were. Take Caroline – just 22 and already fully immersed in Danish politics.  She was one of five taking… Continue Reading