1869 Danish Folketing election

Folketing elections were held in Denmark on 22 September 1869.[1] The Mellem Party emerged as the largest factions, winning 27 seats.[2] Christian Emil Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs remained Prime Minister.

Electoral systemEdit

The elections were held using first-past-the-post voting in single-member constituencies.[3] Only 15% of the population was eligible to vote in the elections,[4] with suffrage restricted to men over 30 who were not receiving poor relief (or 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]


Mellem Party27+9
National Left21+1
People's Left21+3
A.F. Tscherning Left15–3
National Liberal Party7–13
Registered voters/turnout262,13130.2
Source: Skov, Nohlen & Stöver


  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p. 523 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7.
  2. ^ Kaare R Skov (1999) Demokratiets Danmarkshistorie – Gennem 150 år, København: Aschenhoug.
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p. 510.
  4. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p. 526.
  5. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p. 511.