Danish Folketing election, 1918

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Danish Folketing election, 1918
Denmark
1915 ←
22 April 1918
→ April 1920

All 140 seats to the Folketing
71 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  BerntsenK.jpg Stauning i1920-erne.jpg Zahle.jpg
Leader Klaus Berntsen Thorvald Stauning Carl Theodor Zahle
Party Venstre Social Democrats Social Liberals
Last election 43 seats 32 seats 31 seats
Seats won 45 39 32
Seat change Increase2 Increase7 Increase1
Popular vote 269,646 262,796 189,521
Percentage 29.4% 28.7% 20.7%

  Fourth party Fifth party
  Emil Georg Piper.jpg
Leader Emil Piper  ?
Party Conservative People's Industry
Last election 8 seats[1] New
Seats won 22 1
Seat change Increase14 Increase1
Popular vote 167,743 11,934
Percentage 18.3% 1.3%

Prime Minister before election

Carl Theodor Zahle
Social Liberals

Elected Prime Minister

Carl Theodor Zahle
Social Liberals

Folketing elections were held in Denmark on 22 April 1918,[2] the first in which women could vote. The result was a victory for Venstre, which won 45 of the 180 seats in the Folketing, which had been expanded from 114 to 140 seats. Voter turnout was 75.5%.[3]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Venstre 269,646 29.4 45 +2
Social Democratic Party 262,796 28.7 39 +7
Danish Social Liberal Party 189,521 20.7 32 +1
Conservative People's Party 167,743 18.3 22 +14
Industry List 11,934 1.3 1 New
New Right 4,764 0.5 0 New
Voters of 1918 4,407 0.5 0 New
Socialist Workers Party 1,410 0.1 0 New
Independent Social Democracy 1,086 0.1 0 New
Independents 3,622 0.4 1 0
Invalid/blank votes 3,468
Total 920,397 100 140 +26
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ As Højre.
  2. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p524 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p537