Danish Folketing election, July 1920

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Danish Folketing election, July 1920
Denmark
April 1920 ←
6 July 1920 → September 1920

All 140 seats to the Folketing
71 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Neergaard.jpg Stauning i1920-erne.jpg Emil Georg Piper.jpg
Leader Niels Neergaard Thorvald Stauning Emil Piper
Party Venstre Social Democrats Conservative People's
Last election 48 seats, 34.2% 42 seats, 29.3% 28 seats, 19.7%
Seats won 51 42 26
Seat change Increase3 Steady0 Decrease2
Popular vote 344,351 285,166 180,293
Percentage 36.1% 29.9% 18.9%

  Fourth party Fifth party
  Zahle.jpg
Leader Carl Theodor Zahle  ?
Party Social Liberals Industry
Last election 17 seats, 11.9% 4 seats, 2.9%
Seats won 16 4
Seat change Decrease1 Steady0
Popular vote 109,931 25,627
Percentage 11.5% 2.7%

Prime Minister before election

Niels Neergaard
Venstre

Elected Prime Minister

Niels Neergaard
Venstre

Folketing elections were held in Denmark on 6 July 1920,[1] except in the Faroe Islands, where they were held on 3 August. The result was a victory for Venstre, which won 51 of the 140 seats. Voter turnout was 74.9% in Denmark proper and 46.4% in the Faroe Islands.[2]

Results[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Venstre 344,351 36.1 51 +3
Social Democratic Party 285,166 29.9 42 0
Conservative People's Party 180,293 18.9 26 –2
Danish Social Liberal Party 109,931 11.5 16 –1
Industry Party 25,627 2.7 4 0
Independents 8,193 0.9 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 2,004
Total 955,565 100 139 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Faroe Islands[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Venstre-Union Party 2,693 70.6 1 0
Independent 1,124 29.4 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 15
Total 3,832 100 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, p538