2009 European Parliament election in Denmark
The European Parliament election of 2009 in Denmark was the election of the delegation from Denmark to the European Parliament on 7 June 2009. The number of Danish MEPs elected was 13 (previously it was 14). The election was held simultaneously with a referendum on changing the Danish Act of Succession.
13 seats to the European Parliament
All Danish parties which were represented in the European Parliament announced they would take part in the election. These were the Social Democrats, Venstre (Liberal Party), Conservative People's Party, June Movement, Socialist People's Party, Danish People's Party, Social Liberal Party and the People's Movement against the EU.
As in the last election, several electoral coalitions were agreed to before the vote. The Social Democrats sided with the Social Liberal Party and the Socialist People's Party, while Venstre teamed up with the Conservative People's Party and Liberal Alliance. EU-critics JuniBevægelsen and the People's Movement against the EU were also in a coalition, meaning that the only party not in a coalition was the Danish People's Party.
Under the Danish electoral code for European Parliament elections, parties that surpassed the 2% threshold in the last Folketing elections may also take part in the European elections, should they wish so.
|Parties and coalitions||Votes||Seats|
|Symbol||Name (Danish name)||European party||No.||%||±%||No.||±|
|A||Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne)||PES||503,439||21.49||-11.1||4||-1|
|V||Liberals (Venstre, Danmarks Liberale Parti)||ELDR||474,041||20.24||+0.8||3||±0|
|F||Socialist People's Party (Socialistisk Folkeparti)||EGP observer||371,603||15.87||+7.8||2||+1|
|O||Danish People's Party (Dansk Folkeparti)||AEN||357,942||15.28||+8.5||2||+1|
|C||Conservative People's Party (Det Konservative Folkeparti)||EPP||297,199||12.69||+1.3||1||±0|
|N||People's Movement against the EU (Folkebevægelsen mod EU)||none (GUE/NGL group)||168,555||7.20||+2.2||1||±0|
|B||Danish Social Liberal Party (Det Radikale Venstre)||100,094||4.27||-2.2||0||-1|
|J||June Movement (JuniBevægelsen)||55,459||2.37||-6.8||0||-1|
|I||Liberal Alliance (Liberal Alliance)||13,796||0.59||N/A||0||N/A|
|Blank and invalid votes||73,440||3.04|
|Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout||4,057,100||59.54|
Turnout figure includes blank and invalid votes, but these are excluded from the total.
- Social Democrats (4 seats)
- Conservative People's Party (1 seat)
- Bendt Bendtsen (176,786 votes)
- Socialist People's Party (2 seats)
- People's Movement against the EU (1 seat)
- Søren Søndergaard (107,429 votes)
- Danish People's Party (2 seats)
- Venstre (3 seats)
After the election, both head of the June Movement Keld Albrechtsen and lead candidate Hanne Dahl announced that they intended to disband the movement after failing to obtain a seat at the election.
|||26–1 March April||26.4%||22%||17.4%||12.1%||12%||4%||3.9%||2.2%||n.a.||–|
|, ||5 June||24.1%||23.3%||15.8%||? 12%||11.8%||5.2%||3.7%||3.5%||?||–|
- "Fortegnelse over partier, der er opstillingsberettigede til Europa-Parlamentsvalget den 7. juni 2009" (PDF). Statistics Denmark. 15 May 2009. Retrieved 8 June 2009.
- Statistics Denmark
- "Kandidatstatistik" (in Danish). Statistics Denmark. 10 June 2009. Retrieved 10 June 2009.
- "Tæppet går ned for Junibevægelsen" (in Danish). TV 2/Denmark. 7 June 2009. Retrieved 12 June 2009.
- "Dahl: Junibevægelsen er færdig". TV 2/Denmark. 7 June 2009. Retrieved 12 June 2009.