1953 Danish Folketing election

Folketing elections were held alongside Landsting elections in Denmark on 21 April 1953,[1] except in the Faroe Islands where they were held on 7 May. The Social Democratic Party remained the largest in the Folketing, with 61 of the 151 seats. Voter turnout was 80.8% in Denmark proper but just 20% in the Faroes.[2]

1953 Danish Folketing election
Kingdom of Denmark
← 1950 21 April 1953 September 1953 →
Turnout80.8%
Party Leader % Seats ±
Social Democrats Hans Hedtoft 40.4% 61 +2
Venstre Erik Eriksen 22.1% 33 +1
Conservative Ole Bjørn Kraft 17.3% 26 -1
Social Liberals Jørgen Jørgensen 8.6% 13 +1
Justice Oluf Pedersen 5.6% 9 -3
Communists Aksel Larsen 4.8% 7 0
Elected in the Faroe Islands
Union Johan Poulsen 45.0% 1 0
Social Democratic Peter Mohr Dam 44.6% 1 0
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Prime Minister before Prime Minister-elect
Erik Eriksen
Venstre
Erik Eriksen
Venstre

They were the last elections under the bicameral system, as the Landsting was abolished later in the year.

ResultsEdit

DenmarkEdit

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party 836,507 40.4 61 +2
Venstre 456,896 22.1 33 +1
Conservative People's Party 358,509 17.3 26 –1
Danish Social Liberal Party 178,942 8.6 13 +1
Justice Party of Denmark 116,288 5.6 9 –3
Communist Party of Denmark 98,940 4.8 7 0
Danish Unity 16,383 0.8 0 New
Schleswig Party 8,438 0.4 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 6,712
Total 2,077,615 100 149 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
A
40.39%
D
22.06%
C
17.31%
B
8.64%
E
5.62%
K
4.78%
R
0.79%
Others
0.41%

Faroe IslandsEdit

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Union Party 1,515 45.0 1 0
Social Democratic Party 1,501 44.6 1 0
Self-Government Party 351 10.4 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 36
Total 3,403 100 2 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p524 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p541