1854 Danish Folketing election

Folketing elections were held in Denmark on 1 December 1854.[1] Following the elections, Peter Georg Bang became Prime Minister on 12 December.[2]

Electoral systemEdit

The elections were held using first-past-the-post voting in single-member constituencies.[3] Only 14% of the population was eligible to vote in the elections,[4] with suffrage restricted to men over 30 who were not receiving poor relief (additionally disqualifying those who had not paid back any previous poor relief received), were not classed as "dependents" (those who were privately employed but did not have a household) and who had lived in their constituency for a certain length of time.[5]


National Liberal PartySociety of the Friends of Peasants78
Registered voters/turnout218,32920.3
Source: Skov, Nohlen & Stöver


  1. ^ Kaare R Skov (1999) Demokratiets Danmarkshistorie – Gennem 150 år Aschenhoug
  2. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p557 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p510
  4. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p525
  5. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p511