1957 Danish general election

General elections were held in Denmark on 14 May 1957.[1] The Social Democratic Party remained the largest in the Folketing, with 70 of the 179 seats. Voter turnout was 83.7% in Denmark proper, 37.6% in the Faroe Islands and 61.8% in Greenland (although only of its two constituencies was not contested as the incumbent was re-elected unopposed).[2] The electoral threshold was 60,000 votes.

1957 Danish general election
Kingdom of Denmark
← 1953 14 May 1957 1960 →
Turnout83.7%
Party Leader % Seats ±
Social Democrats H. C. Hansen 39.4% 70 -4
Venstre Erik Eriksen 25.1% 45 +3
Conservative Aksel Møller 16.6% 30 0
Social Liberals Jørgen Jørgensen 7.8% 14 0
Justice Helge Madsen 5.3% 9 +3
Communists Aksel Larsen 3.1% 6 -2
Schleswig 0.4% 1 0
Elected in the Faroe Islands
People's Hákun Djurhuus 37.6% 1 New
Union Johan Poulsen 33.8% 1 +1
Elected in Greenland
Independent 100% 2 0
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Prime Minister before Prime Minister-elect
Hans Christian Hansen
Social Democrats
Hans Christian Hansen
Social Democrats

ResultsEdit

Denmark
Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party 910,170 39.4 70 –4
Venstre 578,932 25.1 45 +3
Conservative People's Party 383,843 16.6 30 0
Danish Social Liberal Party 179,822 7.8 14 0
Justice Party of Denmark 122,759 5.3 9 +3
Communist Party of Denmark 72,315 3.1 6 –2
Independent Party 53,061 2.3 0 0
Schleswig Party 9,202 0.4 1 0
Independents 71 0.0 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 10,922
Total 2,321,097 100 175 0
Faroe Islands
People's Party 2,574 37.6 1 New
Union Party 2,316 33.8 1 0
Social Democratic Party 1,963 28.6 0 –1
Invalid/blank votes 55
Total 6,908 100 2 0
Greenland
Independents 3,150 100 2 0
Invalid/blank votes 59
Total 3,209 100 2 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
A
39.40%
D
25.06%
C
16.62%
B
7.78%
E
5.31%
K
3.13%
U
2.30%
Others
0.40%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p524 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p542