General elections were held in Denmark on 21 September 1971 and in the Faroe Islands on 5 October. The Social Democratic Party remained the largest in the Folketing, with 70 of the 179 seats. Voter turnout was 87% in Denmark proper, 57% in the Faroe Islands and 52% in Greenland (where only one of the two constituencies was contested as the other had only a single candidate who was elected unopposed). They were the first elections using the new counties as constituencies.
All 179 seats in the Folketing
90 seats needed for a majority
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
|Conservative People's Party||481,335||16.69||31||–6|
|Danish Social Liberal Party||413,620||14.34||27||0|
|Socialist People's Party||262,756||9.11||17||+6|
|Christian People's Party||57,072||1.98||0||New|
|Justice Party of Denmark||50,231||1.74||0||0|
|Communist Party of Denmark||39,564||1.37||0||0|
|Social Democratic Party||4,170||31.77||1||0|
|Source: Nohlen & Stöver, Danmarks Statistik|