Local elections were held in Denmark on 17 November 2009. Councils were elected in Denmark's 98 municipalities and the five regions. 2468 seats were contested in the municipal elections (previous election: 2522 seats). 205 seats were contested in the regional elections.
98 municipal councils
5 regional councils
Legal basis edit
Results of regional elections edit
The Ministry of interior informed that voter turnout was 65.7%. The regions are not municipalities, and are not allowed to levy any taxes, but are financed only through block grants from the central government and the municipalities within each region. The results of the regional elections:
Number of councillors and political parties in the regional councils edit
|A||Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne)||68||9|
|F||Socialist People's Party (Socialistisk Folkeparti)||32||20|
|C||Conservative People's Party (Konservative Folkeparti)||20||0|
|O||Danish People's Party (Dansk Folkeparti)||19||5|
|B||Danish Social Liberal Party (Radikale Venstre)||7||4|
|Ø||Red-Green Alliance (Enhedslisten)||2||4|
Results of municipal elections edit
The Ministry of the Interior stated that voter turnout was 65.8%. The results of the municipal elections:
Number of councillors and political parties in the municipal councils edit
|Sum of 98 local elections|
|Party||Share of vote||Seats|
|A||Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne)||30.3 %||-3.6 %||801||99|
|V||Venstre (Venstre)||24.5 %||-2.7 %||699||105|
|F||Socialist People's Party (Socialistisk Folkeparti)||14.3 %||+7.0 %||340||178|
|C||Conservative People's Party (Konservative Folkeparti)||10.9 %||+0.8 %||262||5|
|O||Danish People's Party (Dansk Folkeparti)||8.0 %||+2.2 %||186||61|
|B||Danish Social Liberal Party (Radikale Venstre)||3.7 %||-1.4 %||50||36|
|Ø||Red-Green Alliance (Enhedslisten)||2.3 %||-0.4 %||14||10|
|K||Christian Democrats (Kristendemokraterne)||0.4 %||-0.6 %||6||9|
|S||Schleswig Party (Slesvigsk Parti)||0.2%||+0.1 %||6||2|
|I||Liberal Alliance (Liberal Alliance)||0.3 %||New||1||New|
|Others||4.0 %||-2.6 %||103||42|
Mayors in the municipalities edit
The mayors (Danish: borgmester; plural: borgmestre) of the 98 municipalities heads the council meetings and is the chairman of the finance committee in each of their respective municipalities. Only in Copenhagen, this mayor – the head of the finance committee and council meetings – is called the lord mayor (Danish: overborgmester).
|Mayors after the election|
|Conservative People's Party||12||2|
|Socialist People's Party||2||2|
|Danish Social Liberal Party||0||1|
Old and new mayors in the municipalities edit
The term of office for the mayors elected by the majority of councillors among its members in each municipal council is the same as for the councils elected. The correct name for the municipality on the somewhat remote island of Bornholm is regional municipality, because the municipality also handles several tasks not carried out by the other Danish municipalities but by the regions.
- Act of municipal and regional elections (in Danish)
- Local and regional elections Archived 2009-11-02 at the Wayback Machine, Ministry of the Interior
- "AKVA3: Valg til regions råd efter område, parti og stemmer/kandidater/køn". Statistics Denmark. Retrieved 13 June 2010.
- "VALGK3: Valg til kommunale råd efter område, parti og stemmer/kandidater/køn". Statistics Denmark. Retrieved 13 June 2010.