Danish general election, 1964

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Danish general election, 1964
Denmark
1960 ←
22 September 1964 → 1966

All 179 seats to the Folketing
90 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Jens Otto Krag 01.jpg Erik Eriksen.jpg Blank.png
Leader Jens Otto Krag Erik Eriksen Poul Sørensen
Party Social Democrats Venstre Conservative People's
Last election 76 seats, 42.1% 38 seats, 21.1% 32 seats, 17.9%
Seats won 76 38 36
Seat change Steady0 Steady0 Increase4
Popular vote 1,103,667 547,770 527,798
Percentage 41.9% 20.8% 20.1%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Aksel Larsen c 1959.jpg Hilmar Baunsgaard.PNG
Leader Aksel Larsen Hilmar Baunsgaard  ?
Party Socialist People's Social Liberals Independents
Last election 11 seats, 6.1% 11 seats, 5.8% 6 seats, 3.3
Seats won 10 10 5
Seat change Decrease1 Decrease1 Decrease1
Popular vote 151,697 139,702 65,756
Percentage 5.8% 5.3% 2.5%

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 September 1964.[1] The Social Democratic Party remained the largest in the Folketing, with 76 of the 179 seats. Voter turnout was 85.5% in Denmark proper, 50.2% in the Faroe Islands and 48.9% in Greenland.[2]

Results[edit]

Denmark
Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party 1,103,667 41.9 76 0
Venstre 547,770 20.8 38 0
Conservative People's Party 527,798 20.1 36 +4
Socialist People's Party 151,697 5.8 10 –1
Danish Social Liberal Party 139,702 5.3 10 –1
Independent Party 65,756 2.5 5 –1
Justice Party of Denmark 34,258 1.3 0 0
Communist Party of Denmark 32,390 1.2 0 0
Danish Unity 9,747 0.4 0 New
Schleswig Party 9,274 0.4 0 –1
Peace Politics People's Party 9,070 0.3 0 New
Independents 255 0.0 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 9,472
Total 2,640,856 100 175 0
Faroe Islands
Social Democratic Party 4,133 39.3 1 0
Union Party 3,121 29.7 0 –1
People's Party 2,622 25.0 1 +1
Progress Party 631 6.0 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 56
Total 10,563 100 2 0
Greenland
Independents 8,332 100 2 0
Invalid/blank votes 97
Total 8,429 100 2 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
A
  
41.94%
D
  
20.82%
C
  
20.06%
F
  
5.76%
B
  
5.31%
U
  
2.50%
E
  
1.30%
K
  
1.23%
R
  
0.37%
Others
  
0.71%

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