Danish Folketing election, 1950

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Danish Folketing election, 1950
Denmark
1947 ←
5 September 1950 → 1953

All 151 seats to the Folketing
76 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Hans hedtoft.jpg Erik Eriksen.jpg Blank.png
Leader Hans Hedtoft Erik Eriksen Ole Bjørn Kraft
Party Social Democrats Venstre Conservative People's
Last election 57 seats, 40.0% 49 seats, 27.6% 17 seats, 12.4%
Seats won 59 32 27
Seat change Increase2 Decrease17 Increase10
Popular vote 813,224 438,188 365,236
Percentage 39.6% 21.3% 17.8%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Aksel Larsen c 1959.jpg
Leader Oluf Pedersen Jørgen Jørgensen Aksel Larsen
Party Justice Social Liberals Communists
Last election 6 seats, 4.5% 10 seats, 6.9% 9 seats, 6.8%
Seats won 12 12 7
Seat change Increase6 Increase2 Decrease2
Popular vote 168,784 167,969 94,523
Percentage 8.2% 8.2% 4.6%

Prime Minister before election

Hans Hedtoft
Social Democrats

Prime Minister-elect

Erik Eriksen
Venstre

Folketing elections were held in Denmark on 5 September 1950,[1] except in the Faroe Islands where they were held on 14 October. The Social Democratic Party remained the largest in the Folketing, with 59 of the 151 seats. Voter turnout was 81.9% in Denmark proper but just 22% in the Faroes.[2]

Results[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party 813,224 39.6 59 +2
Venstre 438,188 21.3 32 –14
Conservative People's Party 365,236 17.8 27 +10
Justice Party of Denmark 168,784 8.2 12 +6
Danish Social Liberal Party 167,969 8.2 12 +2
Communist Party of Denmark 94,523 4.6 7 –2
Schleswig Party 6,406 0.3 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 5,614
Total 2,059,944 100 149 +1
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
A
  
39.59%
D
  
21.33%
C
  
17.78%
E
  
8.22%
B
  
8.18%
K
  
4.60%
Others
  
0.31%

Faroe Islands[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Union Party 1,686 46.6 1 0
Social Democratic Party 1,394 38.6 1 +1
Self-Government Party 535 14.8 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 30
Total 3,645 100 2 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, pp540-541