Danish Folketing election, 1909

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Danish Folketing election, 1909
Denmark
1906 ←
25 May 1909 → 1910

All 114 seats to the Folketing
58 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  HolsteinLedreborg.jpg P. Knudsen.jpg Blank.png
Leader Ludvig Holstein-Ledreborg Peter Christian Knudsen  ?
Party Venstre Social Democrats Højre
Last election 56 seats, 31.2% 24 seats, 25.4% 12 seats, 21.0%
Seats won 37 24 21
Seat change Decrease19 Steady0 Increase9
Popular vote 77,949 93,079 64,189
Percentage 24.0% 28.7% 19.8%

  Fourth party Fifth party
  Zahle.jpg
Leader Carl Theodor Zahle  ?
Party Social Liberals Moderate Venstre
Last election 9 seats, 12.6% 9 seats, 6.8%
Seats won 15 11
Seat change Increase6 Increase2
Popular vote 50,305 19,241
Percentage 15.5% 5.9%

Prime Minister before election

Ludvig Holstein-Ledreborg
Venstre

Elected Prime Minister

Ludvig Holstein-Ledreborg
Venstre

Folketing elections were held in Denmark on 25 May 1909.[1] Although the Social Democratic Party received the largest share of the vote, the Venstre Reform Party won the most seats. Voter turnout was 71.3%.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party 93,079 28.7 24 0
Venstre Reform Party 77,949 24.0 37 –19
Højre 64,189 19.8 21 +9
Danish Social Liberal Party 50,305 15.5 15 +6
Moderate Venstre 19,241 5.9 11 +2
Independents 18,423 5.7 6 +2
No votes 1,272 0.4
Invalid/blank votes 3,101
Total 326,384 100 114 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p524 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p536