Folketing elections were held in Denmark on 3 April 1939, except in the Faroe Islands where they were held on 19 April. They followed a dissolution of both chambers in order to call a referendum on changing the constitution. The referendum was held on 23 May but failed due to a low voter turnout. The result of the elections was a victory for the Social Democratic Party, which won 64 of the 149 seats. Voter turnout was 79.2% in Denmark proper and 47.8% in the Faroes.
All 149 seats in the Folketing
75 seats needed for a majority
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
|Social Democratic Party||729,619||42.92||64||–4|
|Conservative People's Party||301,625||17.74||26||0|
|Danish Social Liberal Party||161,834||9.52||14||0|
|Communist Party of Denmark||40,893||2.41||3||+1|
|Justice Party of Denmark||33,783||1.99||3||–1|
|National Socialist Workers' Party||31,032||1.83||3||+3|
|Social Democratic Party||1,353||21.53||0||0|
|Source: Danmarks Statistik|
- Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p524 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
- Nohlen & Stöver, p539
- Cohn, Einar (May 1939). "Rigsdagsvalgene og Folkeafstemningen i April og Maj 1939". Danmarks Statistik.