Danish general election, 1979

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Danish general election, 1979
Denmark
1977 ←
23 October 1979 → 1981

All 179 seats to the Folketing
90 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Anker-jørgensen-cropped.jpg
Leader Anker Jørgensen Henning Christophersen
Party Social Democrats Venstre
Last election 65 seats, 37.0% 21 seats, 12.0%
Seats won 68 22
Seat change +3 +1
Popular vote 1,213,456 396,484
Percentage 38.3% 12.5%

Prime Minister before election

Anker Jørgensen
Social Democrats

Prime Minister-elect

Anker Jørgensen
Social Democrats

General elections were held in Denmark on 23 October 1979.[1] The Social Democratic Party remained the largest in the Folketing, with 68 of the 179 seats. Voter turnout was 85.6% in Denmark proper, 65.4% in the Faroe Islands and 50.3% in Greenland.[2]

Results[edit]

Denmark
Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party 1,213,456 38.3 68 +3
Venstre 396,484 12.5 22 +1
Conservative People's Party 395,653 12.5 22 +7
Progress Party 349,243 11.0 20 –6
Socialist People's Party 187,284 5.9 11 +4
Danish Social Liberal Party 172,365 5.4 10 +4
Left Socialists 116,047 3.7 6 +1
Centre Democrats 102,132 3.2 6 –5
Justice Party of Denmark 83,238 2.6 5 –1
Christian People's Party 82,133 2.6 5 –1
Communist Party of Denmark 58,901 1.9 0 –7
Communist Workers Party 13,070 0.4 0 New
Independents 996 0.0 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 23,343
Total 3,194,345 100 175 0
Faroe Islands
Union Party 5,700 30.5 1 0
Social Democratic Party 4,435 23.7 1 0
Republican Party 3,386 18.1 0 0
People's Party 3,005 16.1 0 0
Progress and Fisheries Party 878 4.7 0 New
Self-Government Party 797 4.3 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 80
Total 18,781 100 2 0
Greenland
Solidarity 6,390 44.9 1 New
Siumut 6,273 44.1 1 New
Labour Party 1,572 11.0 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 957
Total 15,192 100 2 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
A
  
38.27%
V
  
12.50%
C
  
12.48%
Z
  
11.01%
F
  
5.91%
B
  
5.44%
Y
  
3.66%
M
  
3.22%
E
  
2.62%
Q
  
2.59%
K
  
1.86%
Others
  
0.44%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p524 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p545