1939 Danish Folketing election

Folketing elections were held in Denmark on 3 April 1939,[1] 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.[2][3]

1939 Danish Folketing election
Danish Realm
← 1935 3 April 1939 1943 →

All 149 seats in the Folketing
75 seats needed for a majority
Party Leader % Seats +/–
Elected in Denmark
Social Democrats Thorvald Stauning 42.92 64 -4
Venstre Thomas Madsen-Mygdal 18.20 30 +2
Conservative Christmas Møller 17.74 26 0
Social Liberals Peter Rochegune Munch 9.52 14 0
Farmers' 2.99 4 -1
Communists Aksel Larsen 2.41 3 +1
Justice Collective leadership 1.99 3 -1
National Socialists Frits Clausen 1.83 3 +3
Schleswig Jens Møller 0.88 1 0
Elected in the Faroe Islands
Union Andrass Samuelsen 34.69 1 0
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Folketing1939.svg
Prime Minister before Prime Minister after
Thorvald Stauning
Social Democrats
Thorvald Stauning
Social Democrats

ResultsEdit

 
PartyVotes%Seats+/–
Denmark
Social Democratic Party729,61942.9264–4
Venstre309,35518.2030+2
Conservative People's Party301,62517.74260
Danish Social Liberal Party161,8349.52140
Farmers' Party50,8292.994–1
Communist Party of Denmark40,8932.413+1
Justice Party of Denmark33,7831.993–1
National Socialist Workers' Party31,0321.833+3
National Cooperation17,3501.020New
Schleswig Party15,0160.8810
Danish Unity8,5530.500New
Total1,699,889100.001480
Valid votes1,699,88999.43
Invalid/blank votes9,6670.57
Total votes1,709,556100.00
Registered voters/turnout2,159,35679.17
Faroe Islands
Union Party2,18034.6910
Social Democratic Party1,35321.5300
Business Party5889.360New
Self-Government3145.000New
Independents1,84929.4200
Total6,284100.0010
Valid votes6,28499.62
Invalid/blank votes240.38
Total votes6,308100.00
Registered voters/turnout13,19747.80
Source: Danmarks Statistik

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p524 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p539
  3. ^ Cohn, Einar (May 1939). "Rigsdagsvalgene og Folkeafstemningen i April og Maj 1939". Danmarks Statistik.