The Socialist People’s Party is organized in a range of regional and local party branches together composing the party. The local units elect the delegates for the national congress, which is the highest SF authority, thus defining SF politics. The congress decisions are carried out by the national executive committee which meets regularly throughout the year.
Ministers and MPs
After the national elections in September 2011 SF formed government with the Socialist People's Party, the Social Democrats and the Social Liberal Party. SF has six ministers in the Government:
- Minister for Business and Growth, Annette Vilhelmsen
- Minister for Foreign Affairs, Villy Søvndal
- Minister for Taxation, Holger K. Nielsen
- Minister for Trade and Investments, Pia Olsen Dyhr
- Minister for Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag
- Minister for the Environment, Ida Auken
Today SF has a group of 16 Members of Parliament. This group is working every day to give SF politics as much impact as possible through legislation in Folketinget.
Party leader and vice leader
Annette Vilhelmsen has been the leader of SF since October 2012. Annette Vilhelmsen is in charge of leading the party and she is the chairman of the national executive committee. Annette Vilhelmsen is also the party profile towards the public. Mattias Tesfaye and Mette Touborg were elected vice leaders of SF in April 2012 by the national executive committee.
National congress and executive committee
SF’s supreme authority is the national congress. The congress takes place each year and the delegates are elected by the local party units, the national executive committee, and guests from Denmark and abroad. The congress discusses and adopts political programs, political statements and statutes. The congress also elects the majority of the members of the national executive committee.
The national executive committee is constituted of the leader of SF and 20 members, elected on the annual congress. The national executive committee is the highest authority of the party between the national congresses and at least 10 meetings are held each year.
The national executive committee has the following tasks:
• To lay out the main outlines of the SF policy
• To lay out the overall frames of the SF organizational work
• To set budget and membership fees
• To present the annual accounts at the annual congress
Local and regional party branches
The many party branches are the local basis of SF. All members belong in a local unit where the main issues are local and regional politics.
Regional- and constituency organizations
In each of the country's five regions there is a regional party branch. The regional organizations lay out SF’s politics in relation to the regional councils. Regional organizations normally consist of a committee and a board, where the local units are represented.
SF has two members of the European Parliament, Margrete Auken and Emilie Turunen. They are both part of the green group of the Parliament – which is a group of 35 different green parties from the EU member countries, Emilie being the vice chairman.
Socialistisk Folkepartis Ungdom (SFU) is the SF youth organization. SFU has more than 3.200 members and is today the biggest political youth organization in Denmark, having extremely active local branches all over the country. SFU is an independent organization with its own leaders, national congress and policy, however, SFU and SF work together closely both on a local and a central basis.