1979 Danish general election

General elections were held in Denmark on 23 October 1979.[1] The Social Democratic Party remained the largest in the Folketing, with 68 of the 179 seats. Voter turnout was 85.6% in Denmark proper, 65.4% in the Faroe Islands and 50.3% in Greenland.[2]

1979 Danish general election
Kingdom of Denmark
← 1977 23 October 1979 1981 →

All 179 seats in the Folketing
Turnout85.2%
Party Leader % Seats ±
Social Democrats Anker Jørgensen 38.3% 68 +3
Venstre Henning Christophersen 12.5% 22 +1
Conservative Poul Schlüter 12.5% 22 +7
Progress Mogens Glistrup 11.0% 20 -6
SF Gert Petersen 5.9% 11 +4
Social Liberals Niels Helveg Petersen 5.4% 10 +4
Left Socialists Collective leadership 3.7% 6 +1
Centre Democrats Erhard Jakobsen 3.2% 6 -5
Justice Lars Fredsted Kristensen 2.6% 5 -1
KrF Jens Møller 2.6% 5 -1
Elected in the Faroe Islands
Union Pauli Ellefsen 30.5% 1 0
Social Democratic Atli Dam 23.74% 1
Elected in Greenland
Atassut Lars Chemnitz 44.9% 1 New
Siumut Jonathan Motzfeldt 44.1% 1 New
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

Denmark
Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party 1,213,456 38.3 68 +3
Venstre 396,484 12.5 22 +1
Conservative People's Party 395,653 12.5 22 +7
Progress Party 349,243 11.0 20 –6
Socialist People's Party 187,284 5.9 11 +4
Danish Social Liberal Party 172,365 5.4 10 +4
Left Socialists 116,047 3.7 6 +1
Centre Democrats 102,132 3.2 6 –5
Justice Party of Denmark 83,238 2.6 5 –1
Christian People's Party 82,133 2.6 5 –1
Communist Party of Denmark 58,901 1.9 0 –7
Communist Workers Party 13,070 0.4 0 New
Independents 996 0.0 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 23,343
Total 3,194,345 100 175 0
Faroe Islands
Union Party 5,700 30.5 1 0
Social Democratic Party 4,435 23.7 1 0
Republican Party 3,386 18.1 0 0
People's Party 3,005 16.1 0 0
Progress and Fisheries Party 878 4.7 0 New
Self-Government Party 797 4.3 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 80
Total 18,781 100 2 0
Greenland
Atassut 6,390 44.9 1 New
Siumut 6,273 44.1 1 New
Labour Party 1,572 11.0 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 957
Total 15,192 100 2 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
A
38.27%
V
12.50%
C
12.48%
Z
11.01%
F
5.91%
B
5.44%
Y
3.66%
M
3.22%
E
2.62%
Q
2.59%
K
1.86%
Others
0.44%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p524 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p545