Elections in Denmark


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Elections in Denmark gives information on elections and election results in Denmark. Denmark has a multi-party system. Elections normally result in two strong parties.

Denmark elects a legislature on a national level. The Danish Parliament (Folketinget) has 179 members elected for maximum four year terms. 135 of them are elected by proportional representation in ten constituencies and forty supplementary seats are allotted so as to make for overall proportionality (using the Hare quota largest remainder method). To get a share of supplementary seats a party needs to get at least 2% of the total number of votes. The Faroe Islands and Greenland directly elect two members each.[1]

The most recent legislative elections were held on Thursday, 15 September 2011.[2] Since the next election is required, according to the Constitution of Denmark, to take place no later than four years following the previous election, the latest possible date is 14 September 2015.

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e • d Summary of the 15 September 2011 Parliament of Denmark election results[3][4][5][6][7]
Parties Leaders Votes  % Seats +/−
Denmark proper
Liberals (Venstre) (V) Lars Løkke Rasmussen 947,725 26.7% 47 +1
Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) (A) Helle Thorning-Schmidt 879,615 24.8% 44 −1
Danish People's Party (Dansk Folkeparti) (O) Pia Kjærsgaard 436,726 12.3% 22 −3
Social Liberal Party (Det Radikale Venstre) (B) Margrethe Vestager 336,698 9.5% 17 +8
Socialist People's Party (Socialistisk Folkeparti) (F) Villy Søvndal 326,192 9.2% 16 −7
Red-Green Alliance (Enhedslisten) (Ø) Collective leadership 236,860 6.7% 12 +8
Liberal Alliance (Liberal Alliance) (I) Anders Samuelsen 176,585 5.0% 9 +4
Conservative People's Party (Det Konservative Folkeparti) (C) Lars Barfoed 175,047 4.9% 8 −10
Christian Democrats (Kristendemokraterne) (K) Per Ørum Jørgensen 28,070 0.8% 0 0
Candidates without parties 1,850 0.1% 0 0
Red Alliance (A, B, F, Ø) Helle Thorning-Schmidt 1,779,365 50.2% 89 +8
Blue Alliance (C, I, K, O, V) Lars Løkke Rasmussen 1,764,153 49.8% 86 −8
Invalid votes 34,307
Subtotal (Turnout: 87.7% – electorate: 4,079,910) 3,545,368 100.0% 175
Faroe Islands
Union Party (Sambandsflokkurin) (B) Kaj Leo Johannesen 6,361 30.8% 1 0
Social Democratic Party (Javnaðarflokkurin) (C) Aksel Johannesen 4,328 21.0% 1 +1
Republic (Tjóðveldi) (E) Høgni Hoydal 3,998 19.4% 0 −1
People's Party (Fólkaflokkurin) (A) Jørgen Niclasen 3,932 19.0% 0 0
Centre Party (Miðflokkurin) (H) Jenis av Rana 872 4.2% 0 0
Self-Government Party (Sjálvstýrisflokkurin) (D) Kári á Rógvu 481 2.3% 0 0
Candidates without parties 672 3.3% 0 0
Invalid votes 301
Subtotal (Turnout: 58.9% – electorate: 35,044) 20,644 100.0% 2
Greenland
Inuit Community (Inuit Ataqatigiit) Kuupik Kleist 9,780 42.7% 1 0
Forward (Siumut) Aleqa Hammond 8,499 37.1% 1 0
Democrats (Demokraatit) Jens B. Frederiksen 2,882 12.6% 0 0
Feeling of Community (Atassut) Finn Karlsen 1,728 7.5% 0 0
Candidates without parties 24 0.1% 0 0
Invalid votes 612
Subtotal (Turnout: 57.4% – electorate: 40,935) 22,913 100.0% 2
Overall
Red Alliance (A, B, F, Ø, Siumut, Inuit Ataqatigiit, Javnaðarflokkurin) Helle Thorning-Schmidt 1,801,972 50.2% 92
Blue Alliance (V, O, I, C, K, Union Party) Lars Løkke Rasmussen 1,770,514 49.3% 87
Total (Turnout: 87.2% – electorate: 4,156,735) 3,588,919 100.0% 179

All turnout figures include invalid votes, subtotals and totals exclude invalid votes


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