Danish general election, 1966

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Danish general election, 1966
Denmark
1964 ←
22 November 1966
→ 1968

All 179 seats to the Folketing
90 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Jens Otto Krag 01.jpg
Leader Jens Otto Krag Poul Hartling
Party Social Democrats Venstre
Last election 76 seats, 41.9% 38 seats, 20.8%
Seats won 69 35
Seat change -7 -3
Popular vote 1,068,911 539,027
Percentage 38.2% 19.3%

Prime Minister before election

Jens Otto Krag
Social Democrats

Prime Minister-elect

Jens Otto Krag
Social Democrats

General elections were held in Denmark on 22 November 1966.[1] The Social Democratic Party remained the largest in the Folketing, with 69 of the 179 seats. Voter turnout was 88.6% in Denmark proper, 48.8% in the Faroe Islands and 59.0% in Greenland (where only one of the two constituencies was contested as the other had only one candidate who was elected unopposed).[2]

Results[edit]

Denmark
Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party 1,068,911 38.2 69 –7
Venstre 539,027 19.3 35 –3
Conservative People's Party 522,028 18.7 34 –2
Socialist People's Party 304,437 10.9 20 +10
Danish Social Liberal Party 203,858 7.3 13 +3
Liberal Centre 69,180 2.5 4 New
Independent Party 44,994 1.6 0 –5
Communist Party of Denmark 21,553 0.8 0 0
Justice Party of Denmark 19,905 0.7 0 0
Independents 114 0.0 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 8,297
Total 2,802,304 100 175 0
Faroe Islands
Social Democratic Party 3,864 36.6 1 0
People's Party 3,549 33.6 1 +1
Union Party 3,156 29.9 0 –1
Invalid/blank votes 52
Total 10,621 100 2 0
Greenland
Independents 6,522 100 2 0
Invalid/blank votes 138
Total 6,660 100 2 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
A
  
38.26%
D
  
19.29%
C
  
18.68%
F
  
10.90%
B
  
7.30%
L
  
2.48%
U
  
1.61%
K
  
0.77%
E
  
0.71%
Others
  
0.00%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p524 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, pp542-543