Parliament of Greenland
Since 3rd October 2018
| Government (13) |
Supported by (6)
|Open list proportional representation with a 2% election threshold|
|24 April 2018|
The Inatsisartut (Greenlandic : Inatsisartut; Greenlandic pronunciation: [inɑtsisɑʁtʊt̚] Danish: Landstinget, lit. 'the land's- thing of Greenland'), also known as the Parliament of Greenland in English, is the unicameral parliament (legislative branch) of Greenland, a autonomous country in the Danish realm. Established in 1979, it meets in Inatsisartut, on the islet of Nuuk Center in central Nuuk.
There are 31 members. They are elected for four-year periods.
The Parliament of Greenland succeeded the provincial council (Danish : Grønlands Landsråd ) on 1 May 1979. The parliament is led by a presidency comprising four members of the parliament, and the chairman. There are 31 members in the assembly.
The speaker is the presiding officer of the Inatsisartut. The speaker determines which members may speak, and is responsible for maintaining order. As of 9 September 2018, there is no speaker of the Inatsusartut.The last speaker was Hans Enoksen, whose party, the Partii Naleraq, left the governing coalition after some dispute. On October 3rd, 2018, Siumut had Vivian Motzfeldt, the outgoing Foreign Minister, elected. The speaker is nominated by the prime minister immediately following a general election and is confirmed by members; the speaker appoints four deputies.
This represents the most parties that would have elected MPs in the legislature.
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