|22nd Minister of Immigration|
|Assumed office |
6 August 2019
|Member of the Law Commission|
21 May 2019 – 6 August 2019
|Nominated by||Delegate Goncar|
|Succeeded by||Fantasma Izquierdo|
28 July 2019 – 6 August 2018
|Founded||18 February 2019|
- 1 Legislature
- 2 Government
- 3 Political Parties
Jysk politics revolve around the country's unicameral legislature, the Folketing, to which 1,000 members are elected for a 4-year term. The Folketing uses proportional representation, though parties must have at least 3% of votes in order to be allocated seats.
The 37th Folketing
The 37th Folketing was elected by the General Election of 20th October 2018, meaning the next election is scheduled for 22nd October 2022.
|Number of Jyskere on the electoral register||Number of votes cast||Turnout|
|Jysk Socialist Party||39,201,948 votes||23.9%|
|Conservative Party||31,820,685 votes||19.4%|
|Green Party||26,097,013 votes||15.9%|
|Democratic Party||21,053,018 votes||12.8%|
|Fremskridt (Progress)||19,526,491 votes||11.9%|
|Jyskere First||9,127,090 votes||5.6%|
|Communist Party||6,390,228 votes||3.9%|
|International Party||5,003,729 votes||3.1%|
|Pirate Party||3,480,651 votes||2.1%|
|Church Congress||2,413,750 votes||1.5%|
Government Coalition - 537 seats. Jysk Socialist Party - 248 seats. Green Party - 165 seats. Fremskridt - 124 seats.
Formal Opposition Coalition - 335 seats. Conservative Party - 202 seats. Democratic Party - 133 seats.
Other Parties - 128 seats. Jyskere First - 57 seats. Communist Party of Jyskmark - 40 seats. International Party - 31 seats.
The Jysk government is usually coalition-based, with the largest party in the Folketing being asked to form a government after each election by the President of Jyskmark. The President of Jyskmark, who serves as head of state of the Democratic Republic of Jyskmark, is a largely ceremonial office elected by a special convocation of the Folketing for a four-year term with the last Presidential Convocation having met on 22nd October 2016. Day-to-day running of government and executive power is left to the Chancellor of Jyskmark, an office filled by the leader of the governing coalition.
Current Cabinet of the Government
|Foreign Minister||Gustav Toft||Green|
|Interior Minister||Benedikte Strøm||Fremskridt|
|Finance Minister||Ulrike Eriksen||Socialist|
|Defense Minister||Torsten Hviid||Socialist|
|Justice Minister||Lene Aagesen||Green|
|Labour Minister||Frederik Dahl||Socialist|
|Education Minister||Stine Ejstrup||Fremskridt|
|Health Minister||Mikkel Hansen||Socialist|
|Transport Minister||Søren Holt||Green|
|Culture Minister||Christina Skov||Fremskridt|
|Science and Energy Minister||Agnethe Lindegaard||Green|
Parties in Jyskmark represent a variety of views and positions, with many standing candidates at each election. A rough summary of each major party is given below:
Jysk Socialist Party
Advocates a market socialist economic model with highly progressive social policy. The Socialist Party has often been in power and has led the government of Jyskmark since 2002 with Freja Møller serving as Chancellor for three terms before standing down in favour of the incumbent Kasper Henriksen, currently serving his second term.
Despite only coming to prominence in the 1990s, the Green Party has risen to become a powerful force in Jysk politics and they have been the main supporting partner of the Socialists since the 2014 General Election. They support wide-ranging reform to improve Jyskmark's environmental standing, as well as backing progressive social policy in general and being generally supportive of the Socialists' economic policies.
Fremskridt are a centre-left social democratic party, supporting left-wing social policies but preferring a shift towards a more capitalistic economy. They have remained in a series of governing coalitions since 1992, supporting first Magnus Olsen's Democratic governments and then the Socialist governments since.
The Conservative Party regularly attract a significant number of voters, but have rarely been part of the governing coalition. The Democratic Party governments of the 1990s came at a low point in support for the Conservatives, leading to Fremskridt being the main junior partner in those coalitions. The Conservatives seek to return Jyskmark to a capitalist economy with heavy privatisation of public services and deregulation of the markets. They have also suggested that they would roll back social policy in a number of areas, particularly policies supporting LGBTQ+ rights and open immigration.
A centre-right party which also advocated a return to a capitalist system, despite remaining more socially progressive than the Conservative Party. Support for the Democrats has been slow to recover from the so-called 'Åhavn Dossier' scandal which forced the second Olsen government to be ended six months early in 2002, and former Democratic voters have been drawn into the Conservatives and Fremskridt.
Formed in 2007, Jyskere First has seen some success in the three general elections they have contested and currently have 57 seats in the Folketing. They seek to introduce greatly tightened policies on immigration and engage in what they call "tradition-based politics," proposing policies against minorities' rights and freedoms while also advocating for an almost unregulated capitalist system.
Communist Party of Jyskmark
The Communist Party obviously seeks to institute a fully Marxist-Leninist political system, but has been willing to collaborate with the Socialist Party in the past and supported a number of Socialist government coalitions.
A relatively new party having been formed in 2015, the Pirates campaign in favour of civil libertarian policies and a system of direct democracy. Although they only received 2.1% of the vote in 2018, they are expected to grow steadily going forward.
The Church Congress is a radical theocratic party that wishes to overhaul government along staunchly conservative lines according to the doctrines of the Jysk Reformed Church. Perhaps unsurprisingly, given the largely atheist population of Jyskmark, the Church Congress has never won any Folketing seats and all other parties have vigorously ruled out working with them.