Christian People's Party (Faroe Islands)

The Christian People's Party, Faroese Progress and Fisheries Party (Faroese: Kristiligi Fólkaflokkurin, Føroya Framburðs- og Fiskivinnuflokkur), generally known as the Christian People's Party (Faroese: Kristiligi Fólkaflokkurin), was a political party in the Faroe Islands.

Kristiligi Fólkaflokkurin
Christian People's Party
Founded1954/1955
Dissolved1998
IdeologyChristian democracy
Election symbol
F

HistoryEdit

The party was established in the mid-1950s by dissidents from the People's Party, and was originally known as the Progress Party (Framburðsflokkurin). In the 1958 elections it won a single seat in the Løgting,[1] taken by Kjartan Mohr. The party retained its single seat in elections in 1962, 1966, 1970 and 1974,[1] with Mohr remaining its sole MP.

Prior to the 1978 elections it merged with the Fisheries Party to become the Progress and Fisheries Party (Framburðs- og Fiskivinnuflokkurin). The new party won two seats, retaining both in the 1980 elections.[1] In 1984 it adopted its final name, again retaining its two seats in the Løgting in the 1984 elections.

The party won two seats in elections in 1988, 1990 and 1994. However, it lost both seats in the 1998 elections and subsequently folded.

Election resultsEdit

Faroese general electionsEdit

Election Votes % Seats +/–
1958 404 2.9%
1 / 30
New
1962 674 4.4%
1 / 29
  0
1966 489 2.8%
1 / 26
  0
1970 637 3.5%
1 / 26
  0
1974 487 2.5%
1 / 26
  0
1978 1,389 6.1%
2 / 32
  1
1980 1,905 8.2%
2 / 32
  0
1984 1,466 5.8%
2 / 32
  0
1988 1,582 5.5%
2 / 32
  0
1990 1,681 5.9%
2 / 32
  0
1994 1,606 6.3%
2 / 32
  0
1998 698 2.5%
0 / 32
  2

Danish general electionsEdit

Elections Votes %
(Faroes)
Seats Seats
(Faroes)
+/–
1964 631 6.0%
0 / 179
0 / 2
New
1966 Did not run.
1968 889 7.1%
0 / 179
0 / 2
  0
1971 362 2.8%
0 / 179
0 / 2
  0
1973 258 2.0%
0 / 179
0 / 2
  0
1975 Did not run.
1977 207 1.3%
0 / 179
0 / 2
  0
1979 878 4.7%
0 / 179
0 / 2
  0
1981 773 4.7%
0 / 179
0 / 2
  0
1984-1987 Did not run.
1988 891 3.9%
0 / 179
0 / 2
  0
1990 285 1.6%
0 / 179
0 / 2
  0
1994 467 2.4%
0 / 179
0 / 2
  0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Faroes/DK Parties and Elections