- Number of women in legislature jumps to highest after election
- Female prime minister is also likely to win another term
Danes elected a record number of women into the national parliament in this week’s general election, which is also set to pave the way for another term for the Nordic country’s female prime minister.
According to a tally by newswire Ritzau, 44.1% of the 179 newly elected lawmakers are women. That’s well above the previous record of 39.1% in 2019 and represents the highest absolute number over the years. The official figures are yet to be published by Statistics Denmark, which is conducting an extra count after one of the closest elections in Danish history.
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