1977 Danish general election

General elections were held in Denmark on 15 February 1977.[1] The Social Democratic Party remained the largest in the Folketing, with 65 of the 179 seats. Voter turnout was 88.7% in Denmark proper, 62.9% in the Faroe Islands and 70.0% in Greenland.[2]

1977 Danish general election
Kingdom of Denmark
← 1975 15 February 1977 1979 →

All 179 seats in the Folketing
90 seats needed for a majority
Turnout88.4%
Party Leader % Seats ±
Social Democrats Anker Jørgensen 37.0% 65 +12
Progress Mogens Glistrup 14.6% 26 +2
Venstre Poul Hartling 12.0% 21 -21
Conservative Poul Schlüter 8.5% 15 +5
Centre Democrats Erhard Jakobsen 6.4% 11 +7
SF Gert Petersen 3.9% 7 -2
Communists Knud Jespersen 3.7% 7 0
Social Liberals Svend Haugaard 3.6% 6 -7
KrF Jens Møller 3.4% 6 -3
Justice Ib Christensen 3.3% 6 +6
Left Socialists Collective leadership 2.7% 5 +1
Elected in the Faroe Islands
Union Pauli Ellefsen 31.7% 1 +1
Social Democratic Atli Dam 22.5% 1 0
Elected in Greenland
Independent 100% 2 0
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Prime Minister before Prime Minister-elect
Anker Jørgensen
Social Democrats
Anker Jørgensen
Social Democrats

ResultsEdit

Popular vote in Denmark
A
37.03%
Z
14.61%
V
11.97%
C
8.48%
M
6.45%
F
3.87%
K
3.67%
B
3.65%
Q
3.42%
E
3.29%
Y
2.69%
P
0.87%
Others
0.01%
Party Votes % Seats +/–
Denmark proper
Social Democratic Party 1,150,355 37.0 65 +12
Progress Party 453,792 14.6 26 +2
Venstre 371,728 12.0 21 –21
Conservative People's Party 263,262 8.5 15 +5
Centre Democrats 200,347 6.4 11 +7
Socialist People's Party 120,357 3.9 7 –2
Communist Party of Denmark 114,022 3.7 7 0
Danish Social Liberal Party 113,330 3.6 6 –7
Christian People's Party 106,082 3.4 6 –3
Justice Party of Denmark 102,149 3.3 6 +6
Left Socialists 83,667 2.7 5 +1
Pensioners' Party 26,889 0.9 0 New
Independents 317 0.0 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 18,670
Total 3,124,967 100 175 0
Faroe Islands
Union Party 5,183 31.7 1 +1
Social Democratic Party 3,681 22.5 1 0
Republican Party 3,057 18.7 0 –1
People's Party 2,773 17.0 0 0
Self-Government Party 551 3.4 0 New
Progress Party 207 1.3 0 New
Independents 891 5.5 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 43
Total 16,386 100 2 0
Greenland
Independents 17,605 100 2 0
Invalid/blank votes 384
Total 17,989 100 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, p545