Danish Landsting election, 1936

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The Danish Landsting election of 1936 was held on 22 September 1936,[1] with the exceptions that the electors were elected on 15 September[2] and that the candidates elected by the resigning parliament were elected on 14 August.[1]

The election was a victory for the government parties, the Social Democratic Party and Det Radikale Venstre, and for the first time since 1870 did a Danish government have a majority of the seats in both chambers of parliament.[1]

Of the seven constituencies the seats elected by the resigning parliament and the seats representing constituencies number two (Copenhagen County, Frederiksborg County, Holbæk County, Sorø County, Præstø County and Maribo County), number three (Bornholm County), number five (Vejle County, Aarhus County, Skanderborg County, Ringkøbing County, Ribe County, Aabenraa County, Haderslev County, Sønderborg County and Tønder County) and number seven (the Faroe Islands).[2]

Results[edit]

Party Leader Seats elected by the resigning parliament Total number of votes cast Seats elected by electors Seats not up for election[a] Total number of seats Gain/loss
Social Democratic Party 7 228,685 12 12 31 +4
Venstre 7 132,264 7 8 22 -6
Conservative People's Party 3 118,094 6 6 15 +2
Det Radikale Venstre 2 57,109 3 2 7 +0
Det Frie Folkeparti 0 19,624 0 0 0 +0
Justice Party of Denmark 0 9,427 0 0 0 +0
Schleswig Party 0 8,868 0 0 0 +0
National Socialist Workers' Party of Denmark 0 2,012 0 0 0 +0
Outside the parties[b] 0 1 0 1 +0
Total 19 480,429 29 28 76
Source [1][2]

Notes[edit]

a The candidates elected at the 1932 election, who were elected for a term of eight years.
b The Faroese member, who was elected by the Løgting.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d 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 (Danish). Copenhagen: J. H. Schultz Forlag, pp. 544-546.
  2. ^ a b c Nordengaard, J. P. (1949). Valgene til Rigsdagen gennem 100 Aar (Danish). Roskilde Dagbladstrykkeri, chapter III, pp. 9-10.