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Carry On Icelandic: Culture [selections] (2004)

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Lığræği í fámennu landi - Democracy in a Small Nation

Lığræği í fámennu landi

Lığræği í landi şar sem íbúarnir eru ağeins 280.000 hefur sérstöğu um margt. Svo dæmi sé tekiğ kemur stærri hluti landsmanna beinlínis ağ stjórnun landsins og einstakra sveitarfélaga en víğa annars stağar.

Ağ baki hverjum şingmanni eru şannig ağeins tæplega şrjú şúsund manns og ağ baki hverjum sveitarstjórnarmanni eru ağ meğaltali um 160 kjósendur.

Auk kjörinna fulltrúa starfar síğan fjöldi fólks í nefndum og ráğum á vegum stærri sveitarfélaga.

Democracy in a Small Nation

Democracy in a small nation of only 280,000 inhabitants is unusual in many respects. One can take as an example the relatively high proportion of citizens who are actually involved in the government and administration of the country, as well as individual communities.

Each parliamentarian represents barely 3,000 people, while each community leader is, on average, accountable to 160. Furthermore, besides the elected representatives there are many people who work on boards and committees on behalf of larger communities.

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