Danish general election, 1984

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Danish general election, 1984
Denmark
1981 ←
10 January 1984 → 1987

All 179 seats to the Folketing
90 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Anker-jørgensen-cropped.jpg Poul Schluter portrait 2005.jpg
Leader Anker Jørgensen Poul Schlüter
Party Social Democrats Conservative People's
Last election 59 seats, 32.9% 26 seats, 14.5%
Seats won 56 42
Seat change -3 +16
Popular vote 1,062,561 788,224
Percentage 31.6% 23.4%

Prime Minister before election

Poul Schlüter
Conservative People's

Prime Minister-elect

Poul Schlüter
Conservative People's

General elections were held in Denmark on 10 January 1984,[1] after the opposition voted against the government's state budget bill. Although the Social Democratic Party remained the largest in the Folketing with 56 of the 179 seats, the Conservative People's Party achieved its best-ever result, gaining 16 seats. The coalition partners Venstre and the Christian People's Party also increased their representation, although the fourth government party, the Centre Democrats, lost seven of their 15 seats. Overall the coalition won three more seats, and Poul Schlüter continued as Prime Minister

Voter turnout was 88.4% in Denmark proper, 61.0% in the Faroe Islands and 63.9% in Greenland.[2]

Results[edit]

Denmark
Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party 1,062,561 31.6 56 –3
Conservative People's Party 788,224 23.4 42 +16
Venstre 405,737 12.1 22 +2
Socialist People's Party 387,122 11.5 21 0
Danish Social Liberal Party 184,642 5.5 10 +1
Centre Democrats 154,553 4.6 8 –7
Progress Party 120,641 3.6 6 –10
Christian People's Party 91,623 2.7 5 +1
Left Socialists 89,356 2.7 5 0
Justice Party of Denmark 50,381 1.5 0 0
Communist Party of Denmark 23,085 0.7 0 0
Socialist Workers Party 2,151 0.1 0 0
Communist Party of Denmark/Marxist–Leninists 978 0.0 0 New
Independents 956 0.0 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 24,723
Total 3,386,733 100 175 0
Faroe Islands
Union Party 4,744 25.9 1 0
People's Party 4,605 25.1 1 +1
Social Democratic Party 4,317 23.5 0 –1
Republican Party 3,646 19.9 0 0
Self-Government Party 1,033 5.6 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 73
Total 18,418 100 2 0
Greenland
Feeling of Community 9,308 43.5 1 0
Forward 9,148 42.6 1 0
Inuit Ataqatigiit 2,972 13.9 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 633
Total 22,028 100 2 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
A
  
31.60%
C
  
23.45%
V
  
12.07%
F
  
11.51%
B
  
5.49%
M
  
4.60%
Z
  
3.59%
Q
  
2.73%
Y
  
2.66%
E
  
1.50%
K
  
0.69%
Others
  
0.12%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p525 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p546