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Parliament of Greenland
Parliament of Greenland
since 3rd October 2018 
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.
History of the parliament
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.
- Politics of Greenland:
- Politics of the Faroe Islands (the other constituent country of the Kingdom of Denmark:
- Politics in the Kingdom of Denmark:
- Other parliaments in the Nordic countries:
- "Grønlands regering i opløsning: Partii Naleraq forlader koalition". dr.dk (in Danish). 9 Sep 2018. Retrieved 9 Sep 2018.
- Gronholt-Pedersen, Jacob; Nielson, Emil (2 October 2018). "Greenland PM Kielsen forms minority government to end political crisis". Retrieved 10 October 2018.
- "About the Greenlandic Parliament". inatsisartut.gl. The Greenlandic Parliament. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
- "The Presidency of Inatsisartut". inatsisartut.gl. The Greenlandic Parliament. Archived from the original on 27 October 2013. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
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