Local Round-Up: Just one man among Copenhagen Municipality’s seven mayors

The Unity List will receive two mayors in the next administration at the City of Copenhagen – a reward for getting the most votes in the local elections on 16 November.

The mayoral seat was never realistically at stake as the far left would fight to form the necessary majority – to leave Sophie Hæstorp Andersen free to continue the uninterrupted interaction with the mayors of the Social Democrats – but there was still a certain curiosity about which mayoral departments were needed.

Leading candidate Line Barfod is the new mayor of technology and environment that replaces outgoing Enhedslisten colleague Nina Hedeager Olsen, and secondary candidate Karina Vestergård Madsen is the new social mayor, who replaces Mia Nyegaard (Radicals), who will be the new mayor of culture and leisure instead of Franciska Rosenkilde (The Alternative).

The revolving door

The same continues, but in the same departments, the mayor of health and the mayor of employment and integration are: Sisse Marie Welling (SF) and Cecilia Lonning-Skovgaard (Venstre).

The Social Democrats’ duo Lars Weiss (mayor) and Jesper Christensen (children and young people) have retired and left the door open for Andersen and Jakob Næsager (Conservative).

This means that the overall composition has changed as the blue bloc has increased its representation from one to two mayors.

Women in charge

In addition, six of the seven mayors are now women, and the same is 31 out of the 55 elected city council members.

The trend can also be seen in Frederiksberg, where for the first time in the history of the enclave there are more female city council members than men: 15 out of 29.


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Source: The Nordic Page


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