Last weekend, political posters went up all over Denmark. On streetlights, on bridges, on train platforms. Politicians fight for the best space. The posters are for the elections in November, and even though the candidates are supposed to take them down afterwards, they usually don’t.
So, the faces on the posters will keep smiling and making promises through Christmas, and throughout the winter snow and ice. Come spring, you’ll see a faded, torn photo of somebody who failed to win anything hanging from a light pole near you.
I like Danish politics, and I follow it, even though I don’t follow Danish sports or entertainment. I like Danish politics because it involves a lot of intelligent women running things, with men standing in the background to help them out.
Now, to get the voting percentage up, Denmark has given people three months to vote, and you can vote at libraries, in old folks’ homes, in jails, in hospitals, and at McDonalds.
McDonald’s is co-operating with the Danish authorities to get the youth vote out, so candidates will be holding rallies there. And whenever you pick up your Big Mac and fries, you can also cast a vote for the person of your choice.
Image mashup copyright Kay Xander Mellish 2021