Denmark elects record number of women
Denmark elected its highest number of women into the national parliament this week, bringing the country closer to parity, Bloomberg reports.
Why it matters: The record number suggests the country may have confidence in its female primate minister.
Details: While official figures from Statistics Denmark have yet to be published, the newswire Ritzau reported that at least 44% of its 179 newly-elected lawmakers are women, per Bloomberg.
- This includes Denmark Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, who secured a majority in the latest elections and is expected to remain as the leader of the country for another term, Financial Times reports.
- 389 out of 1,014 candidates in the general election were women, per The Local Denmark.
- Statistics Denmark is conducting an extra count after the close election, per Bloomberg.
The big picture: The country elected its first female prime minister in 2011 when Helle Thorning-Schmidt secured a four-year term.