1984 Danish general election

General elections were held in Denmark on 10 January 1984,[1] after the opposition voted against the government's state budget bill. Although the Social Democratic Party remained the largest in the Folketing with 56 of the 179 seats, the Conservative People's Party achieved its best-ever result, gaining 16 seats. The coalition partners Venstre and the Christian People's Party also increased their representation, although the fourth government party, the Centre Democrats, lost seven of their 15 seats. Overall the coalition won three more seats, and Poul Schlüter continued as Prime Minister.

1984 Danish general election
Kingdom of Denmark
← 1981 10 January 1984 1987 →

All 179 seats in the Folketing
Turnout88.0%
Party Leader % Seats ±
Social Democrats Anker Jørgensen 31.6% 56 -3
Conservative Poul Schlüter 23.4% 42 +16
Venstre Henning Christophersen 12.1% 22 +2
SF Gert Petersen 11.5% 21 0
Social Liberals Niels Helveg Petersen 5.5% 10 +1
Centre Democrats Erhard Jakobsen 4.6% 8 -7
Progress Mogens Glistrup 3.6% 6 -10
KrF Christian Christensen 2.7% 5 +1
Left Socialists Collective leadership 2.7% 5 0
Elected in the Faroe Islands
Union Pauli Ellefsen 25.9% 1 0
People's Jógvan Sundstein 25.1% 1 +1
Elected in Greenland
Atassut Lars Chemnitz 43.5% 1 0
Siumut Jonathan Motzfeldt 42.6% 1 0
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Prime Minister before Prime Minister-elect
Poul Schlüter
Conservative
Poul Schlüter
Conservative

Voter turnout was 88.4% in Denmark proper, 61.0% in the Faroe Islands and 63.9% in Greenland.[2]

ResultsEdit

Denmark
Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party 1,062,561 31.6 56 –3
Conservative People's Party 788,224 23.4 42 +16
Venstre 405,737 12.1 22 +2
Socialist People's Party 387,122 11.5 21 0
Danish Social Liberal Party 184,642 5.5 10 +1
Centre Democrats 154,553 4.6 8 –7
Progress Party 120,641 3.6 6 –10
Christian People's Party 91,623 2.7 5 +1
Left Socialists 89,356 2.7 5 0
Justice Party of Denmark 50,381 1.5 0 0
Communist Party of Denmark 23,085 0.7 0 0
Socialist Workers Party 2,151 0.1 0 0
Communist Party of Denmark/Marxist–Leninists 978 0.0 0 New
Independents 956 0.0 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 24,723
Total 3,386,733 100 175 0
Faroe Islands
Union Party 4,744 25.9 1 0
People's Party 4,605 25.1 1 +1
Social Democratic Party 4,317 23.5 0 –1
Republican Party 3,646 19.9 0 0
Self-Government Party 1,033 5.6 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 73
Total 18,418 100 2 0
Greenland
Atassut 9,308 43.5 1 0
Siumut 9,148 42.6 1 0
Inuit Ataqatigiit 2,972 13.9 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 633
Total 22,028 100 2 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
A
31.60%
C
23.45%
V
12.07%
F
11.51%
B
5.49%
M
4.60%
Z
3.59%
Q
2.73%
Y
2.66%
E
1.50%
K
0.69%
Others
0.12%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p525 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p546