Danish Folketing election, September 1920

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Danish Folketing election, September 1920
Denmark
July 1920 ←
21 September 1920 → 1924

All 149 seats to the Folketing
75 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 51 seats, 36.1% 42 seats, 29.9% 26 seats, 18.9%
Seats won 51 48 27
Seat change Steady0 Increase6 Increase1
Popular vote 411,661 389,653 216,733
Percentage 34.0% 32.2% 17.9%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Zahle.jpg
Leader Carl Theodor Zahle  ?  ?
Party Social Liberals Industry Schleswig
Last election 16 seats, 11.5% 4 seats, 2.7% New
Seats won 18 3 1
Seat change Increase2 Decrease1 Increase1
Popular vote 147,120 27,403 7,505
Percentage 12.1% 2.3% 0.6%

Prime Minister before election

Niels Neergaard
Venstre

Elected Prime Minister

Niels Neergaard
Venstre

Folketing elections were held in Denmark on 21 September 1920,[1] except in the Faroe Islands, where they were held on 30 October. They were the first in which South Jutland County participated since the Schleswig Plebiscites and the return to Danish rule, and the total number of seats in the Folketing was increased from 140 to 149. The result was a victory for Venstre, which won 51 of the 149 seats. Voter turnout was 77.0% in Denmark proper and 56.2% in the Faroe Islands.[2]

Results[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Venstre 411,661 34.0 51 0
Social Democratic Party 389,653 32.2 48 +6
Conservative People's Party 216,733 17.9 27 +1
Danish Social Liberal Party 147,120 12.1 18 +2
Industry Party 27,403 2.3 3 –1
Schleswig Party 7,505 0.6 1 New
Free Social Democrats 6,460 0.5 0 New
Danish Left Socialist Party 5,160 0.4 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 2,673
Total 1,214,368 100 148 +9
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Faroe Islands[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Venstre-Union Party 3,243 63.6 1 0
Independent 2,142 36.4 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 11
Total 5,396 100 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