General elections were held in Denmark on 4 December 1973 and in the Faroe Islands on 13 December. It has since been referred to as the Landslide Election (Danish: Jordskredsvalget), as five new or previously unrepresented parties won seats, and more than half the members of the parliament were replaced. The Social Democratic Party, which had led a minority government until this election, lost a third of their seats. After the election Poul Hartling, the leader of the liberal Venstre, formed the smallest minority government in Denmark's history with only 22 seats, supported by the Progress Party, the Conservative People's Party, the Social Liberal Party, the Centre Democrats and the Christian People's Party.
All 179 seats in the Folketing
90 seats needed for a majority
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
|Danish Social Liberal Party||343,117||11.24||20||–7|
|Conservative People's Party||279,391||9.15||16||–15|
|Socialist People's Party||183,522||6.01||11||–6|
|Christian People's Party||123,573||4.05||7||+7|
|Communist Party of Denmark||110,715||3.63||6||+6|
|Justice Party of Denmark||87,904||2.88||5||+5|
|Social Democratic Party||3,772||28.60||1||0|
|Source: Nohlen & Stöver|
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