The Faroe Islands are an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark. The Faroese government is responsible for internal affairs, while Denmark is responsible for foreign policy and defence. The Faroe Islands have their own parliament, known as the Løgting, which consists of 33 members elected by popular vote for a four-year term. The Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands is chosen from among the members of the Løgting and is appointed by the Danish Crown. Since 1948, the Faroe Islands have been granted self-government with its own flag and home rule government. The government has full control over its internal affairs such as health care, education and taxation. In addition to this, it has negotiated with Denmark on matters like foreign relations and defence.