Danish general election, 1960

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Danish general election, 1960
Denmark
1957 ←
15 November 1960
→ 1964

All 179 seats to the Folketing
90 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Viggo Kampmann.jpg Erik Eriksen.jpg Blank.png
Leader Viggo Kampmann Erik Eriksen Poul Sørensen
Party Social Democrats Venstre Conservative People's
Last election 70 seats, 39.4% 45 seats, 25.1% 30 seats, 16.6%
Seats won 76 38 32
Seat change Increase6 Decrease7 Increase2
Popular vote 1,023,794 512,041 435,764
Percentage 42.1% 21.1% 17.9%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Leader Aksel Larsen Jørgen Jørgensen  ?
Party Socialist People's Social Liberals Independents
Last election New 14 seats, 7.8% New
Seats won 11 11 6
Seat change Increase11 Decrease3 Increase6
Popular vote 149,440 140,979 81,134
Percentage 6.1% 5.8% 3.3%

  Seventh party
 
Leader  ?
Party Schleswig
Last election 1 seat, 0.4%
Seats won 1
Seat change Steady0
Popular vote 9,058
Percentage 0.4%

Prime Minister before election

Viggo Kampmann
Social Democrats

Prime Minister-elect

Viggo Kampmann
Social Democrats

General elections were held in Denmark on 15 November 1960.[1] The Social Democratic Party remained the largest in the Folketing, with 76 of the 179 seats. Voter turnout was 85.8% in Denmark proper, 57.1% in the Faroe Islands and 65.8% in Greenland.[2]

Results[edit]

Denmark
Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party 1,023,794 42.1 76 +6
Venstre 512,041 21.1 38 –7
Conservative People's Party 435,764 17.9 32 +2
Socialist People's Party 149,440 6.1 11 New
Danish Social Liberal Party 140,979 5.8 11 –3
Independent Party 81,134 3.3 6 +6
Justice Party of Denmark 52,330 2.2 0 –9
Communist Party of Denmark 27,298 1.1 0 –6
Schleswig Party 9,058 0.4 1 0
Independents 109 0.0 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 7,989
Total 2,439,936 100 175 0
Faroe Islands
Social Democratic Party 3,712 34.2 1 +1
Union Party 2,391 22.0 1 1
People's Party 2,158 19.9 0 –1
Independents 2,583 23.8 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 55
Total 10,899 100 2 0
Greenland
Independents 8,489 100 2 0
Invalid/blank votes 71
Total 8,560 100 2 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
A
  
42.10%
D
  
21.05%
C
  
17.92%
F
  
6.14%
B
  
5.80%
U
  
3.34%
E
  
2.15%
K
  
1.12%
Others
  
0.38%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p524 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p542