Danish general election, 1957

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Danish general election, 1957
Denmark
1953 (Sep) ←
14 May 1957 → 1960

All 179 seats to the Folketing
90 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Hans Christian Svane Hansen.jpg Erik Eriksen.jpg Blank.png
Leader Hans Christian Hansen Erik Eriksen Aksel Møller
Party Social Democrats Venstre Conservative People's
Last election 74 seats, 41.3% 42 seats, 23.1% 30 seats, 16.8%
Seats won 70 45 30
Seat change Decrease4 Increase3 Steady0
Popular vote 910,170 578,932 383,843
Percentage 39.4% 25.1% 16.6%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Aksel Larsen c 1959.jpg
Leader Jørgen Jørgensen  ? Aksel Larsen
Party Social Liberals Justice Communists
Last election 14 seats, 7.8% 6 seats, 3.5% 8 seats, 4.3%
Seats won 14 9 6
Seat change Steady0 Increase3 Decrease2
Popular vote 179,822 122,759 72,315
Percentage 7.8% 5.3% 3.1%

  Seventh party
 
Leader  ?
Party Schleswig
Last election 1 seat, 0.5
Seats won 1
Seat change Steady0
Popular vote 9,202
Percentage 0.4%

Prime Minister before election

Hans Christian Hansen
Social Democrats

Prime Minister-elect

Hans Christian Hansen
Social Democrats

General elections were held in Denmark on 14 May 1957.[1] The Social Democratic Party remained the largest in the Folketing, with 70 of the 179 seats. Voter turnout was 83.7% in Denmark proper, 37.6% in the Faroe Islands and 61.8% in Greenland (although only of its two constituencies was not contested as the incumbent was re-elected unopposed).[2]

Results[edit]

Denmark
Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party 910,170 39.4 70 –4
Venstre 578,932 25.1 45 +2
Conservative People's Party 383,843 16.6 30 0
Danish Social Liberal Party 179,822 7.8 14 0
Justice Party of Denmark 122,759 5.3 9 +3
Communist Party of Denmark 72,315 3.1 6 –2
Independent Party 53,061 2.3 0 0
Schleswig Party 9,202 0.4 1 0
Independents 71 0.0 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 10,922
Total 2,321,097 100 175 0
Faroe Islands
People's Party 2,574 37.6 1 New
Union Party 2,316 33.8 1 0
Social Democratic Party 1,963 28.6 0 –1
Invalid/blank votes 55
Total 6,908 100 2 0
Greenland
Independents 3,150 100 2 0
Invalid/blank votes 59
Total 3,209 100 2 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
A
  
39.40%
D
  
25.06%
C
  
16.62%
B
  
7.78%
E
  
5.31%
K
  
3.13%
U
  
2.30%
Others
  
0.40%

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