Danish Folketing election, 1935

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Danish Folketing election, 1935
Denmark
1932 ←
22 October 1935
→ 1939

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 62 seats, 42.7% 38 seats, 24.7% 27 seats, 18.7%
Seats won 68 28 26
Seat change Increase6 Decrease10 Decrease1
Popular vote 759,102 292,247 293,393
Percentage 46.1% 17.8% 17.8%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Peter Rochegune Munch.jpg
Leader Peter Rochegune Munch  ? Collective leadership
Party Social Liberals Farmers' Justice
Last election 14 seats, 9.4% New 4 seats, 2.7%
Seats won 14 5 4
Seat change Steady0 Increase5 Steady0
Popular vote 151,507 52,793 41,199
Percentage 9.2% 3.2% 2.5%

  Seventh party Eighth party
  Aksel Larsen c 1959.jpg
Leader Aksel Larsen  ?
Party Communists Schleswig
Last election 2 seats, 1.1% 1 seat, 0.6%
Seats won 2 1
Seat change Steady0 Steady0
Popular vote 27,135 12,617
Percentage 1.9% 0.8%

Prime Minister before election

Thorvald Stauning
Social Democrats

Elected Prime Minister

Thorvald Stauning
Social Democrats

Folketing elections were held in Denmark on 22 October 1935,[1] except in the Faroe Islands where they were held on 11 November. The Social Democratic Party led by Prime minister Thorvald Stauning remained the largest in the Folketing, with 68 of the 149 seats. Voter turnout was 80.7% in Denmark proper and 55.4% in the Faroes.[2] It was in this election that the Social Democrats used the famous slogan "Stauning or Chaos".

Results[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party 759,102 46.1 68 +6
Conservative People's Party 293,393 17.8 26 –1
Venstre 292,247 17.8 28 –10
Danish Social Liberal Party 151,507 9.2 14 0
Farmers' Party 52,793 3.2 5 New
Justice Party of Denmark 41,199 2.5 4 0
Communist Party of Denmark 27,135 1.9 2 0
National Socialist Workers' Party 16,257 1.0 0 0
Schleswig Party 12,617 0.8 1 0
Society Party 188 0.0 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 4,649
Total 1,651,132 100 148 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Faroe Islands[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Venstre-Union Party 2,732 41.2 1 0
Independent 2,179 32.9 0 0
Social Democratic Party 1,717 25.9 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 35
Total 6,663 100 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