Inuit Party

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Inuit Party
Partii Inuit
Chairperson Per Rosing-Petersen
Vice chairperson Paaliit Mølgaard
Founded 2013
Split from Inuit Ataqatigiit
Ideology Greenlandic nationalism,
Political position Left-wing
Colours Red and Pink
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The Inuit Party (Greenlandic: Partii Inuit, lit. People's Party)[1] is a separatist party in Greenland, formed by dissidents from the then-governing Inuit Ataqatigiit (IA). The party is opposed to the so-called big-scale law, and stands for a referendum on the law. Party member Mette Lynge was member of the Naalakkersuisut (Government) and responsible minister for the area of dwellings, nature and environment. At the 2014 Greenlandic general election the party did not win any seats in parliament.


Big-scale law[edit]

During IA's 2009-2013 government, the party passed the so-called "big-scale law," which makes it easier for foreign companies to obtain mining licenses and contract foreign workers. The law guarantees foreign workers' right to strike and local minimum wage, but lets companies deduct insurance and food costs from their pay, giving them an effectively much lower salary. Partii Inuit was formed by IA dissidents concerned about the exploitation of foreign workers, as well as the social and environmental impacts of new mining operations.

Comeback in Parliament[edit]

On 17 December 2016, former Siumut and later Partii Naleraq MP, Per Rosing-Petersen was elected as the chairman of the Inuit Party, hence providing the party with a representative in the Parliament of Greenland.[2][3][4]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Greenland (Inatsiartut)[edit]

Election year # of
overall votes
 % of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
2013 1,930 6.4 (#4)
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2014 477 1.6 (#6)
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Decrease 2


  1. ^ Election Profile IFES
  2. ^ Rosa, Anja (19 December 2016). "Per Rosing-Petersen ny formand for Partii Inuit". (in Danish). Retrieved 20 December 2016. 
  3. ^ Uldum, Simon (19 December 2016). "Per Rosing ny formand for Partii Inuit". (in Danish). Retrieved 20 December 2016. 
  4. ^ Thorin, Jens (20 December 2016). "Per Rosing-Petersen: Nu er jeg ikke længere så begrænset". (in Danish). Retrieved 20 December 2016. 

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