Danish Landsting election, 1918

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Landsting elections were held in Denmark on 11 May 1918, with the exceptions that the seats elected by the resigning parliament were elected on 20 March 1918,[1] the Faroese member was elected on 13 May,[1] and the electors that elected the candidates standing in the constituencies were elected on 30 April.[2]

It was the first Landsting election under the new Constitution of 1915 that gave women the right to vote, abolished the monarch's right to appoint members of the Landsting, introduced the system of Landsting members elected by the resigning parliament, and increased the number of seats in the Landsting from 66 to 72. The seats of all seven constituencies as well as the seats elected by the parliament were up for election.

Results[edit]

Party Votes Seats
Elected by voters Elected by Parliament Total +/–
Venstre 193,000 19 7 26 –1
Conservative People's Party 136,000 10 8 18 –6
Social Democratic Party 202,000 14 1 15 +11
Det Radikale Venstre 114,000 10 2 12 +5
Industry Party 7,000 0 0 0
Other parties 1 0 1 +1
Total 54 18 72 +6
Source: Wendt

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rosenkrantz, Palle (1934). Den danske regering og rigsdag 1903-1934 (in Danish). Copenhagen: Arthur Jensens Forlag. pp. 400–407. 
  2. ^ Wendt, Frantz W. (1951). "Rigsdagen 1915-40". In Bomholt, J., Fabricius, K., Hjelholt, H., Mackeprang, M. & Møller, A. (eds.). Den Danske Rigsdag 1849-1949 bind II - Rigsdagens histore 1866-1949 (in Danish). Copenhagen: J. H. Schultz Forlag. pp. 330–331.