Danish Landsting election, 1947

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The Danish Landsting election of 1947 was held on 11 April 1947, with the exceptions that the electors were elected on 1 April 1947, that the candidates elected by the resigning parliament were elected on 7 March,[1] and that the Faroese member was elected on 26 March.[2]

Of the seven constituencies the seats representing constituencies number one (Copenhagen), four (Odense and Svendborg County), six (Hjørring, Aalborg, Thisted, Viborg and Randers County) and seven (the Faroe Islands) were up for election.

John Christmas Møller attributed the decline of his party—the Conservative People's Party—to his position regarding Southern Schleswig and resigned as parliamentary group leader as a consequence.[1]

Results[edit]

Party Leader Seats elected by the resigning parliament Total number of votes cast Seats elected by electors Seats not up for election[note 1] Total number of seats Gain/loss
Social Democratic Party 9 303,220 12 12 33 –1
Venstre 5 165,088 9 7 21 +2
Conservative People's Party 3 103,019 4 6 13 –1
Det Radikale Venstre 2 43,307 2 3 7 –1
Communist Party of Denmark 0 71,911 1 0 1 +1
Justice Party of Denmark 0 18,352 0 0 0 0
Dansk Samling 0 8,554 0 0 0 0
Outside the parties[note 2] 1 0 1 0
Total 19 713,451 29 28 76
Invalid votes 1,567
Votes cast 715,018
Eligible voters 903,422
Voter turnout 79.1%
References [1][2][3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The candidates, who were elected in the 1943 election for a term of eight years.
  2. ^ The Faroese member elected by the Løgting.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Stavnstrup, P. (1951). "Rigsdagen 1940–49", 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, p. 696.
  2. ^ a b Thorborg, Johs. (ed.) (1948). Rigsdagsaarbog 1946–47 (Danish). Copenhagen: J. H. Schultz Forlag, pp. 41–51
  3. ^ Møller, Poul (1950). Politisk Haandbog. En Samling konkrete Oplysninger (Danish). Copenhagen: H. Hagerup, pp. 309–11.