List of political parties in Denmark


List of political parties in Denmark
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This article lists political parties in Denmark.

Denmark has a multi-party system, with two or three strong parties, and four or five other significant parties. The government typically consists of several parties and a small number of supporting parties. No party has won an outright majority since 1901. All governments since then have either been one-party minority governments or coalitions between two or more parties. No single party has formed a government alone since 1982.

The Ministry of Social Welfare registers and validates party names and the official party letters for all parties that participate in national elections. On ballots, the parties are sorted alphabetically by party letter.

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Parties represented in the Folketing or the European Parliament

Party letter Party name Representation after the 2011 parliamentary election Comments
Folketing (parliament) European Parliament
V Venstre Venstre, Danmarks liberale parti (Venstre, Denmark's Liberal Party) 47 3 Centre-right, liberal party. Leader: Lars Løkke Rasmussen
A Social Democrats Socialdemokraterne [1] 44 4 Centre-left, social democratic. Leader: Helle Thorning-Schmidt
O Danish People's Party Dansk Folkeparti 22 2 Right-wing, National, populist, conservative. Leader: Pia Kjærsgaard
F Socialist People's Party Socialistisk Folkeparti 16 2 Left-wing, socialist and green. Leader: Villy Søvndal
C Conservative People's Party Det Konservative Folkeparti 8 1 Conservative. Leader: Lars Barfoed
B Danish Social Liberal Party Det Radikale Venstre 17 0 Social-liberal. Parliamentary group leader: Margrethe Vestager
Ø Red-Green Alliance Enhedslisten 12 0 Originally an alliance of Communist Party of Denmark Danmarks Kommunistiske Parti, Socialist Workers' Party Socialistisk Arbejderparti and the Left Socialists Venstresocialisterne. Has collective leadership.
I Liberal Alliance Liberal Alliance 9 0 Centre-right, liberal party. Leader: Anders Samuelsen
N People's Movement against the EU Folkebevægelsen mod EU 0 1 Euroscepticism, Sovereignty, Nonpartisan. Has collective leadership

Parties without parliamentary representation (in the Folketing or European Parliament)

  • K Christian Democrats (Kristendemokraterne). Last represented in the Folketing 2010-2011 by Per Ørum Jørgensen (formerly Conservative).
  • Z Progress Party (Fremskridtspartiet). Last represented in the 1998-2001 Folketing.

Regional parties

  • S Schleswig Party (Slesvigsk Parti). Represents the German minority in South Jutland. Last represented in the Folketing in the 1950s. Represented in the municipal councils of Aabenraa, Tønder and Sønderborg municipalities. Holds an observer's seat in Haderslev municipal council.

Marginal parties

The following parties still exist but have remained without representation in either Folketing or the European Parliament for at least 20 years.

Defunct parties

See also

References

  1. ^ The party's former name, "Socialdemokratiet", is still frequently used.

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