Self-Government (Faroe Islands)

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Sjálvstýri (previously Sjálvstýrisflokkurin) (English: referred to interchangeably as Independence, Self-Government, or Home Rule) is a liberal,[1] autonomist[3] political party on the Faroe Islands. It is currently led by the Mayor of Klaksvík, Jógvan Skorheim.[4]

Self-Government
Sjálvstýri
LeaderJógvan Skorheim
Founded1906
IdeologyLiberalism[1]
Social liberalism[2]
Regionalism[2]
Autonomism[3]
Political positionCentre[citation needed]
National affiliationDanish Social Liberal Party
Nordic affiliationCentre Group
ColoursPurple and blue
Løgting
1 / 33
Folketing
(Faroe seats)
0 / 2
Election symbol
D
Website
www.sjalvstyri.fo

Nýtt Sjálvstýri traditionally supported greater autonomy for the Faroes within the Kingdom of Denmark, but in 1998 it agreed, as part of a coalition deal with Tjóðveldi and Fólkaflokkurin, to support national independence for the Faroes. Today it supports obtaining independence through gradually increasing Faroese autonomy until the Faroe Islands becomes a de facto independent state.

At the 2008 election to the Løgting, the party won 7.2% of the popular vote and 2 out of 33 seats. In early elections in 2011, the party's vote fell to 4.2% and it lost one seat.[5] At the 2011 election to the Løgting, the party won 4% of the votes and got 2 members elected.[6]

Current members of the Faroese parliamentEdit

LeadersEdit

Presidents of the Self-Government Party

 

Parliamentary leaders

  • Kári P. Højgaard 2013–d.d.
  • Jógvan Skorheim 2011–2013
  • Kári P. Højgaard 2001–2011
  • Sámal Petur í Grund 1998–2001
  • Helena Dam á Neystabø 1993–1998
  • Lasse Klein 1988–1993
  • Hilmar Kass 1970–1988

Election resultsEdit

Faroese general electionEdit

Year Votes Members
# % # ±
1906 579 37.6%
8 / 20
New
1908 340 33.9%
7 / 20
  1
1910 289 24.5%
7 / 20
  0
1912 365 41.6%
7 / 20
  0
1914 625 47.2%
8 / 20
  1
1916 542 51.7%
9 / 20
  1
1918 2,938 49.7%
11 / 20
  2
1920 2,476 41.6%
10 / 20
  1
1924 2,450 39.1%
10 / 23
  0
1928 2,680 42.3%
11 / 23
  1
1932 2,931 37.3%
8 / 21
  3
1936 2,694 34.2%
8 / 24
  0
1940 1,365 16.2%
4 / 24
  4
1943 1,001 10.4%
0 / 25
  4
1945 1,239 9.4%
2 / 25
  2
1946 with JF
2 / 25
  0
1950 957 8.2%
2 / 25
  0
1954 908 7.1%
2 / 27
  0
1958 816 5.9%
2 / 30
  0
1962 892 5.9%
2 / 29
  0
1966 867 4.9%
1 / 26
  1
1970 1,010 5.6%
1 / 26
  0
1974 1,430 7.2%
2 / 26
  2
1978 1,626 7.2%
2 / 26
  0
1980 1,953 8.4%
3 / 32
  1
1984 2,135 8.5%
2 / 32
  1
1988 2,033 7.1%
2 / 32
  0
1990 2,489 8.8%
3 / 32
  1
1994 1,438 5.6%
2 / 32
  1
1998 2,116 7.6%
2 / 32
  0
2002 1,351 4.4%
1 / 32
  1
2004 1,461 4.6%
1 / 32
  0
2008 2,244 7.2%
2 / 33
  1
2011 1,290 4.2%
1 / 33
  1
2015 1,301 4.0%
2 / 33
  1
2019 1,158 3.4%
1 / 33
  1

Danish general electionEdit

Year # of votes % of
Faroese vote
# of
overall seats won
# of
Faroese seats won
±
1945[7] 2.521 29.2%
0 / 149
0 / 1
New
1947 809 8.4%
0 / 150
0 / 2
  0
1950 535 14.8%
0 / 151
0 / 2
  0
1953 (apr) 351 10.4%
0 / 151
0 / 2
  0
1953 (sep) - 1968 Did not run.
1971 648 4.9%
0 / 179
0 / 2
  0
1973 553 4.2%
0 / 179
0 / 2
  0
1975 Did not run.
1977 551 3.4%
0 / 179
0 / 2
  0
1979 797 4.3%
0 / 179
0 / 2
  0
1981 867 5.2%
0 / 179
0 / 2
  0
1984 1,033 5.6%
0 / 179
0 / 2
  0
1987 1,070 4.8%
0 / 179
0 / 2
  0
1988 897 3.9%
0 / 179
0 / 2
  0
1990 1,240 6.9%
0 / 179
0 / 2
  0
1994 469 2.4%
0 / 179
0 / 2
  0
1998 1,603 7.7%
0 / 179
0 / 2
  0
2001 434 1.6%
0 / 179
0 / 2
  0
2005 585 2.4%
0 / 179
0 / 2
  0
2007 799 3.5%
0 / 179
0 / 2
  0
2011 481 2.3%
0 / 179
0 / 2
  0
2015 403 1.7%
0 / 179
0 / 2
  0

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Christina Bergqvist (1 January 1999). Equal Democracies?: Gender and Politics in the Nordic Countries. Nordic Council of Ministers. pp. 318–. ISBN 978-82-00-12799-4.
  2. ^ a b Nordsieck, Wolfram (2019). "Faroes/Denmark". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  3. ^ a b Jason Sorens (13 February 2012). Secessionism: Identity, Interest, and Strategy. MQUP. pp. 180–. ISBN 978-0-7735-8751-9.
  4. ^ in.fo - Jógvan Skorheim formaður í Sjálvstýrisflokkinum Archived 2015-04-16 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Kringvarp.fo, Results from the political elections 2011 and 2008 Archived 2011-11-20 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Mohr, Bjarni; Frederiksen, Leivur (2 September 2015). "Løgtingsval 2015: Her er endaliga valúrslitið" (in Faroese). Kringvarp Føroya. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  7. ^ In union with Social Democratic Party.

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