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10th Anniversary of Self-Government in Greenland - Set

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  • 21.06.2019
  • Aka Høegh
  • Lowe-Martin Group
  • Offset
  • 8.00 mm x 32.00 mm
  • DKK 11.00
About 10th Anniversary of Self-Government in Greenland

On 25th November 2008, a referendum was conducted in Greenland about greater autonomy for Greenland. There was a clear majority for the proposal, more than 75% of the votes cast being in favour.Self-Government was officially introduced on 21st June 2009, Greenland’s national day, when Queen Margrethe II handed over the Self-Governance Act to Josef Motzfeldt, Greenland’s then chairman of the Landsting, the Greenlandic parliament.Greenland’s Self-Government replaced the Greenland Home Rule that had been in force since 1979. Greenland’s Self-Gov-ernment is the name for the Greenlandic system of govern-ment, which operates within the framework of the Rigsfael-lesskab or community of the Danish kingdom, which consists of Denmark, the Faeroe Islands and Greenland.

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