Danish Folketing election, 1929

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Danish Folketing election, 1929
Denmark
1926 ←
24 April 1929 → 1932

All 149 seats to the Folketing
75 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Stauning i1920-erne.jpg MadsenMygdal.jpg Christmas Moller.PNG
Leader Thorvald Stauning Thomas Madsen-Mygdal Christmas Møller
Party Social Democrats Venstre Conservative People's
Last election 53 seats, 37.2% 46 seats, 28.3% 30 seats, 20.6%
Seats won 61 43 24
Seat change Increase8 Decrease3 Decrease6
Popular vote 593,191 402,121 233,935
Percentage 41.8% 28.3% 16.5%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Peter Rochegune Munch.jpg
Leader Peter Rochegune Munch Collective leadership  ?
Party Social Liberals Justice Schleswig
Last election 16 seats, 11.3% 2 seats, 1.3% 1 seat, 0.8%
Seats won 16 3 1
Seat change Steady0 Increase1 Steady0
Popular vote 151,746 25,810 9,787
Percentage 10.7% 1.8% 0.7%

Prime Minister before election

Thomas Madsen-Mygdal
Venstre

Elected Prime Minister

Thorvald Stauning
Social Democrats

Folketing elections were held in Denmark on 24 April 1929,[1] except in the Faroe Islands where they were held on 29 May. The Social Democratic Party remained the largest in the Folketing, with 61 of the 149 seats. Voter turnout was 79.7% in Denmark proper and 58.0% in the Faroes.[2]

Results[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party 593,191 41.8 61 +8
Venstre 402,121 28.3 43 –3
Conservative People's Party 233,935 16.5 24 –6
Danish Social Liberal Party 151,746 10.7 16 0
Justice Party of Denmark 25,810 1.8 3 +1
Schleswig Party 9,787 0.7 1 0
Communist Party of Denmark 3,656 0.2 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 2,904
Total 1,423,150 100 148 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Faroe Islands[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Venstre-Union Party 3,486 55.6 1 0
Social Democratic Party 2,780 44.4 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 17
Total 6,283 100 1 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, p539