Parliament of Greenland

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Parliament of Greenland
Coat of arms or logo
Hans Enoksen, Partii Naleraq
Since 4 May 2018[1]
Seats 31
Political groups

Government (16)[1][2]

     Siumut (10)
     Partii Naleraq (3)
     Atassut (2)
     Nunatta Qitornai (1)

Opposition (15)

     Inuit Ataqatigiit (8)
     Democrats (6)
     Cooperation Party (1)
Open list proportional representation with a 2% election threshold
Last election
24 April 2018
Meeting place
Inatsisartut, Nuuk

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,[3] is the unicameral parliament (legislative branch) of Greenland, the autonomous country of the Kingdom of Denmark. 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[edit]

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. The current speaker is Hans Enoksen, current leader of the Partii Naleraq. The speaker is nominated by the prime minister immediately following a general election and is confirmed by members; the speaker appoints four deputies.[4]

Current members[edit]

Recent results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Siumut 7,959 27.2 9 –2
Inuit Ataqatigiit 7,478 25.5 8 –3
Democrats 5,712 19.5 6 +2
Partii Naleraq 3,931 13.4 4 +1
Atassut 1,730 5.9 2 0
Cooperation Party 1,193 4.1 1 New
Nunatta Qitornai 1,002 3.4 1 New
Invalid/blank votes 291
Total 29,296 100 31 0
Registered voters/turnout 40,769 71.86

This represents the most amount of parties that would have elected MPs in the legislature.

See also[edit]

Prime Ministers in the Kingdom of Denmark

Parliaments in the Kingdom of Denmark

Elections and politics in the Kingdom of Denmark

Other parliaments in the Nordic countries:


  1. ^ a b Turnowsky, Walter (4 May 2018). "Koalitionsaftalen er underskrevet - Netop nu præsenteres koalitionen mellem Siumut, Nunatta Qitornai, Partii Naleraq og Atassut". (in Danish). Retrieved 5 May 2018. 
  2. ^ Elkjær, Kenneth (4 May 2018). "Kielsen danner koalition med Siverth, Hans og Vittus". (in Danish). Retrieved 5 May 2018. 
  3. ^ "About the Greenlandic Parliament". The Greenlandic Parliament. Retrieved 28 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "The Presidency of Inatsisartut". The Greenlandic Parliament. Archived from the original on 27 October 2013. Retrieved 2 February 2016. 

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Coordinates: 64°10′42″N 51°44′28″W / 64.1782°N 51.7412°W / 64.1782; -51.7412