Not all politics have to be those of personal destruction. Actually, they can be graphically uplifting!
While I was in Denmark, there was an election. Everywhere I looked I found these. I was really impressed how visually stunning the political posters were. Leave it to the Danes to figure out how to brighten a dark spot.
Campaigns are federally funded and a regulated format is used. But within those confines, you can really see how the personality of the party shines through.
The Radikal party, Social Liberal Youth of Denmark, uses black and white portraits that are boldly cropped with bright pink/fuchsia (a nod to 19th early 20th century pinko commie roots?!)
I think Amy Poehler has a doppelganger in Ditte Sønndergaard.
Venstre (literally means “left”) is the largest political party in Denmark. They are a pro-free market liberalism and situated on the center right of the political spectrum.
In the in the 2011 parliamentary elections while I was there, they received 26.7% of the vote, and 47 out of 179 seats. They chose orange as their color.
SF is the Socialist People’s Party, it is green and socialist. It was founded in 1959 by Askel Larssen a former leader of the Communist Party in Denmark and a CIA agent!
It sought a third way between US-oriented social democracy and USSR-oriented social communism. It seeks to combine democracy with socialism.
Found in 1989, Enhedslisten, sought to join three leftist parties, Left Socialist, Communist Party of Denmark and the Socialist Workers Party.
Socialdemokraterne is the Social Democratic Party. Committed to social democracy, it is the major coalition partner in the parliament since the 2011 election. It is the second largest party with 44 of 175 seats in the Folketing, Danish parliament.
Konservative is well, conservative. They are a moderate faction of Venstre. But Danish conservatives are not the firebranding variety we know all too well. They are closer to European conservatives with an extra liberal streak!