Danish parliamentary election, 2001


Danish parliamentary election, 2001
Danish parliamentary election, 2001
Denmark
1998 ←
20 November 2001
→ 2005

All 179 seats to the Folketing
90 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
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Leader Anders Fogh Rasmussen Poul Nyrup Rasmussen
Party Venstre Social Democrats
Last election 42 seats, 24.0% 63 seats, 35.9%
Seats won 56 52
Seat change +14 -11
Popular vote 1,077,858 1,003,023
Percentage 31.2% 29.1%

Prime Minister before election

Poul Nyrup Rasmussen
Social Democrats

PM-elect

Anders Fogh Rasmussen
Venstre

The Danish Parliamentary Election of 2001 held on 20 November 2001 saw a dramatic change in the political composition of the Parliament of Denmark. For the first time since the 1924 Folketing election the Social Democrats did not win the most seats. Anders Fogh Rasmussen of the centre-right Venstre became Prime Minister in coalition with the Conservative People's Party, as the head of the Cabinet of Anders Fogh Rasmussen I. The coalition relied on the vote of other right wing parties such as the Danish People's Party, which polled better than ever before.

e • d Summary of the 20 November 2001 Danish Parliament election results
Parties Leaders Votes % Seats +/-
Liberals (Venstre) (V) Anders Fogh Rasmussen 1,077,858 31.2 56 14
Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) (A) Poul Nyrup Rasmussen 1,003,023 29.1 52 −11
Danish People's Party (Dansk Folkeparti) (O) Pia Kjærsgaard 413,987 12.0 22 9
Conservative People's Party (Det Konservative Folkeparti) (C) Bendt Bendtsen 312,770 9.1 16 ±0
Socialist People's Party (Socialistisk Folkeparti) (F) Holger K. Nielsen 219,842 6.4 12 −1
Danish Social Liberal Party (Det Radikale Venstre) (B) Marianne Jelved 179,023 5.2 9 2
Red-Green Alliance (Enhedslisten) (Ø) None 82,685 2.4 4 −1
Christian Democrats (Kristendemokraterne) (K) Jann Sjursen 78,793 2.3 4 ±0
Centre Democrats (Centrum-Demokraterne) (D) Mimi Jakobsen 61,031 1.8 0 −8
Progress Party (Fremskridtspartiet) (Z) Mogens Glistrup 19,340 0.6 0 −4
Other Parties Inapplicable 1,016 0.0 1 N/A
Total (Turnout 87.1 %)   3,484,957 100.0 179  

68 of the 179 members of parliament decided by the 2001 vote are women, or about 38% of the sitting members.

Further reading

  • Qvortrup, Mads (April 2002). "The Emperor's New Clothes: The Danish General Election 20 November 2001". West European Politics 25 (2): 205–211. doi:10.1080/713869591. 

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