Danish general election, 1968

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Danish general election, 1968
Denmark
1966 ←
23 January 1968
→ 1971

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 Sørensen
Party Social Democrats Conservative People's
Last election 69 seats, 38.2% 34 seats, 18.7%
Seats won 62 37
Seat change −7 +3
Popular vote 974,833 581,051
Percentage 34.2% 20.4%

  Third party Fourth party
  Hilmar Baunsgaard.PNG
Leader Poul Hartling Hilmar Baunsgaard
Party Venstre Social Liberals
Last election 35 seats, 19.3% 13 seats, 7.3%
Seats won 34 27
Seat change −1 +14
Popular vote 530,167 427,304
Percentage 18.6% 15.0%

Prime Minister before election

Jens Otto Krag
Social Democrats

Prime Minister-elect

Hilmar Baunsgaard
Social Liberals

General elections were held in Denmark on 23 January 1968.[1] The Social Democratic Party remained the largest in the Folketing, with 62 of the 179 seats. Voter turnout was 89.3% in Denmark proper, 56.6% in the Faroe Islands and 56.3% in Greenland.[2]

Results[edit]

Denmark
Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party 974,833 34.2 62 –7
Conservative People's Party 581,051 20.4 37 +3
Venstre 530,167 18.6 34 –1
Danish Social Liberal Party 427,304 15.0 27 +14
Socialist People's Party 174,553 6.1 11 –9
Left Socialists 57,184 2.0 4 New
Liberal Centre 37,407 1.3 0 –4
Communist Party of Denmark 29,706 1.0 0 0
Justice Party of Denmark 21,124 0.7 0 0
Independent Party 14,360 0.5 0 0
Schleswig Party 6,831 0.2 0 New
Independents 127 0.0 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 10,158
Total 2,864,805 100 175 0
Faroe Islands
People's Party 4,294 34.4 1 0
Social Democratic Party 4,051 32.5 1 0
Union Party 3,242 26.0 0 0
Progress Party 889 7.1 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 40
Total 12,516 100 2 0
Greenland
Independents 11,164 100 2 0
Invalid/blank votes 519
Total 11,683 100 2 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
A
  
34.15%
C
  
20.35%
D
  
18.57%
B
  
14.97%
F
  
6.11%
Y
  
2.00%
L
  
1.31%
K
  
1.04%
E
  
0.74%
U
  
0.50%
Others
  
0.24%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p524 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p543