1964 Danish general election

General elections were held in Denmark on 22 September 1964.[1] The Social Democratic Party remained the largest in the Folketing, with 76 of the 179 seats. Voter turnout was 85.5% in Denmark proper, 50.2% in the Faroe Islands and 48.9% in Greenland.[2] They were the first elections with the new electoral threshold of 2%.

1964 Danish general election
Kingdom of Denmark
← 1960 22 September 1964 1966 →
Turnout85.1%
Party Leader % Seats ±
Social Democrats Jens Otto Krag 41.9% 76 0
Venstre Erik Eriksen 20.8% 38 0
Conservative Poul Sørensen 20.1% 36 +4
SF Aksel Larsen 5.8% 10 -1
Social Liberals Karl Skytte 5.3% 10 -1
Independents Iver Poulsen 2.5% 5 -1
Elected in the Faroe Islands
Social Democratic Peter Mohr Dam 39.3% 1 0
People's Hákun Djurhuus 25.0% 1 +1
Elected in Greenland
Independent 100% 2 0
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Folketing1964.svg
Prime Minister before Prime Minister-elect
Jens Otto Krag
Social Democrats
Jens Otto Krag
Social Democrats

ResultsEdit

 
Denmark
Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party 1,103,667 41.9 76 0
Venstre 547,770 20.8 38 0
Conservative People's Party 527,798 20.1 36 +4
Socialist People's Party 151,697 5.8 10 –1
Danish Social Liberal Party 139,702 5.3 10 –1
Independent Party 65,756 2.5 5 –1
Justice Party of Denmark 34,258 1.3 0 0
Communist Party of Denmark 32,390 1.2 0 0
Danish Unity 9,747 0.4 0 New
Schleswig Party 9,274 0.4 0 –1
Peace Politics People's Party 9,070 0.3 0 New
Independents 255 0.0 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 9,472
Total 2,640,856 100 175 0
Faroe Islands
Social Democratic Party 4,133 39.3 1 0
Union Party 3,121 29.7 0 –1
People's Party 2,622 25.0 1 +1
Progress Party 631 6.0 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 56
Total 10,563 100 2 0
Greenland
Independents 8,332 100 2 0
Invalid/blank votes 97
Total 8,429 100 2 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
A
41.94%
D
20.82%
C
20.06%
F
5.76%
B
5.31%
U
2.50%
E
1.30%
K
1.23%
R
0.37%
Others
0.71%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p524 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, pp542-543