100 years of popular democracy

The constitutional amendment of 5th of June 1915 made Denmark a popular democracy. Until then, the right to elect decision-makers in Denmark was confined to an exclusive group of male proprietors. With the amendment of the constitution, "demos" were extended to also include women, apprentices, servants, etc., who previously had been politically incapacitated.

Thus political equality became a leading principle in the Danish democracy and even though the voting age has been discussed and changed over the years, there is no doubt that the amendmet of the constitution 100 years ago marked an important mile stone in the creation of a modern and free society.

Assembly Voting sends thankful thoughts to all of those who fought and won the battle to give everyone a say in the election og legislators.

Happy Constitution Day!

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