1981 Danish general election

General elections were held in Denmark on 8 December 1981.[1] The Social Democratic Party remained the largest in the Folketing, with 59 of the 179 seats. Voter turnout was 83% in Denmark proper, 55% in the Faroe Islands and 61% in Greenland.[2]

1981 Danish general election
Danish Realm
← 1979 8 December 1981 1984 →

All 179 seats in the Folketing
90 seats needed for a majority
Turnout83.26%
Party Leader % Seats +/–
Social Democrats Anker Jørgensen 32.87 59 -9
Conservative Poul Schlüter 14.45 26 +4
SF Gert Petersen 11.31 21 +10
Venstre Henning Christophersen 11.31 20 -2
Progress Mogens Glistrup 8.91 16 -4
Centre Democrats Erhard Jakobsen 8.28 15 +9
Social Liberals Niels Helveg Petersen 5.12 9 -1
Left Socialists Collective leadership 2.65 5 -1
KrF Christian Christensen 2.31 4 -1
Elected in the Faroe Islands
Union Pauli Ellefsen 26.44 1 0
Social Democratic Atli Dam 24.49 1 0
Elected in Greenland
Atassut Lars Chemnitz 48.86 1 0
Siumut Jonathan Motzfeldt 37.75 1 0
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Folketingsvalget 1981 - Opstillingskredse.svg
Folketing1981.svg
Prime Minister before Prime Minister-elect
Anker Jørgensen
Social Democrats
Anker Jørgensen
Social Democrats

ResultsEdit

 
PartyVotes%Seats+/–
Denmark proper
Social Democrats1,026,72632.8759–9
Conservative People's Party451,47814.4526+4
Socialist People's Party353,37311.3121+10
Venstre353,28011.3120–2
Progress Party278,3838.9116–4
Centre Democrats258,5228.2815+9
Danish Social Liberal Party160,0535.129–1
Left Socialists82,7112.655–1
Christian People's Party72,1742.314–1
Justice Party of Denmark45,1741.450–5
Communist Party of Denmark34,6251.1100
Communist Workers Party4,2230.1400
Socialist Workers Party2,0340.070New
Independents8070.0300
Total3,123,563100.001750
Valid votes3,123,56399.37
Invalid/blank votes19,8810.63
Total votes3,143,444100.00
Registered voters/turnout3,775,33383.26
Faroe Islands
Union Party4,39326.4410
Social Democratic Party4,07024.4910
Republican Party3,44120.7100
People's Party3,07318.4900
Self-Government8675.2200
Progress and Fisheries Party7734.6500
Total16,617100.0020
Valid votes16,61799.53
Invalid/blank votes790.47
Total votes16,696100.00
Registered voters/turnout30,12755.42
Greenland
Atassut9,22348.8610
Siumut7,12637.7510
Independents2,52913.400New
Total18,878100.0020
Valid votes18,87895.33
Invalid/blank votes9254.67
Total votes19,803100.00
Registered voters/turnout32,46661.00
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p525 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p545