Danish Folketing election, 1945

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Danish Folketing election, 1945
Denmark
1943 ←
30 October 1945 → 1947

All 149 seats to the Folketing
75 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Hans hedtoft.jpg Blank.png Christmas Moller.PNG
Leader Hans Hedtoft Knud Kristensen Christmas Møller
Party Social Democrats Venstre Conservative People's
Last election 66 seats, 44.5% 28 seats, 18.7% 31 seats, 12.0%
Seats won 48 38 26
Seat change Decrease18 Increase10 Decrease5
Popular vote 671,755 479,158 373,688
Percentage 32.8% 23.4% 18.2%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Aksel Larsen c 1959.jpg
Leader Aksel Larsen Jørgen Jørgensen Arne Sørensen
Party Communists Social Liberals Danish Unity
Last election banned 13 seats, 8.7% 3 seats, 2.2%
Seats won 18 11 4
Seat change Increase18 Decrease2 Increase1
Popular vote 255,236 167,073 63,760
Percentage 12.5% 8.1% 3.1%

  Seventh party
 
Leader Oluf Pedersen
Party Justice
Last election 2 seats, 1.6%
Seats won 3
Seat change Increase1
Popular vote 38,459
Percentage 1.9%

Prime Minister before election

Vilhelm Buhl
Social Democrats

Prime Minister-elect

Knud Kristensen
Venstre

Venstre 1945 election material ("Venstre has good cards on hand")

Folketing elections were held alongside Landsting elections in Denmark on 30 October 1945,[1] except in the Faroe Islands where they were held on 20 November. The Social Democratic Party remained the largest in the Folketing, with 48 of the 149 seats. Voter turnout was 86.3% in Denmark proper and 57.3% in the Faroes.[2]

Results[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party 671,755 32.8 48 –18
Venstre 479,158 23.4 38 +10
Conservative People's Party 373,688 18.2 26 –5
Communist Party of Denmark 255,236 12.5 18 New
Danish Social Liberal Party 167,073 8.1 11 –2
Danish Unity 63,760 3.1 4 +1
Justice Party of Denmark 38,459 1.9 3 +1
Independents 55 0.0 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 6,131
Total 2,055,315 100 148 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
A
  
32.78%
D
  
23.38%
C
  
18.24%
K
  
12.46%
B
  
8.15%
R
  
3.11%
E
  
1.88%
Others
  
0.00%

Faroe Islands[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Independent (People's Party) 3,990 46.2 1 0
Social Democratic Party-Self-Government Party 2,521 29.2 0 0
Independent (Union Party) 2,127 24.6 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 12
Total 8,650 100 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, p540