July 1920 Danish Folketing election

Folketing elections were held in Denmark on 6 July 1920,[1] except in the Faroe Islands, where they were held on 3 August. The result was a victory for Venstre, which won 51 of the 140 seats. Voter turnout was 74.9% in Denmark proper and 46.4% in the Faroe Islands.[2]

July 1920 Danish Folketing election
Danish Realm
← April 1920 6 July 1920 September 1920 →

All 140 seats in the Folketing
71 seats needed for a majority
Party Leader % Seats +/–
Elected in Denmark
Venstre Niels Neergaard 36.11 51 +3
Social Democrats Thorvald Stauning 29.91 42 0
Conservative Emil Piper 18.91 26 -2
Social Liberals Carl Theodor Zahle 11.53 16 -1
Industry 2.69 4 0
Elected in the Faroe Islands
Union Oliver Effersøe 70.55 1 0
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Folketing1920jul.svg
Prime Minister before Prime Minister after
Niels Neergaard
Venstre
Niels Neergaard
Venstre

ResultsEdit

 
PartyVotes%Seats+/–
Denmark
Venstre344,35136.1151+3
Social Democratic Party285,16629.91420
Conservative People's Party180,29318.9126–2
Danish Social Liberal Party109,93111.5316–1
Industry Party25,6272.6940
Independents8,1930.860New
Total953,561100.001390
Valid votes953,56199.79
Invalid/blank votes2,0040.21
Total votes955,565100.00
Registered voters/turnout1,276,30274.87
Faroe Islands
Union PartyVenstre2,69370.5510
Independents1,12429.4500
Total3,817100.0010
Valid votes3,81799.61
Invalid/blank votes150.39
Total votes3,832100.00
Registered voters/turnout8,25946.40
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p524 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p538