An eight-member delegation from the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities has concluded its first ever electoral mission to Denmark following the observation of local and regional elections held in the country on 16 November. On election day, four Congress teams, deployed to the Copenhagen metropolitan area and other regions, visited some 50 polling stations and observed generally well-administered elections with the active participation of the population despite an upsurge of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Led by Gunn Marit Helgesen (Norway, EPP/CCE), the delegation included Congress members Vladimir Prebilic (Slovenia, SOC/G/PD), Marc Cools (Belgium, ILDG) and Jana Fischerova (Czech Republic, ECR) as well as Professor Christina Binder, who acted as the electoral expert on this mission, and the Congress secretariat.
A Congress report including recommendations to the authorities will be prepared for the Monitoring Committee scheduled for the beginning of February 2022. The adoption by the Congress is planned for the March 2022 plenary session.