Danish general election, 1971

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Danish general election, 1971
Denmark
1968 ←
21 September 1971
→ 1973

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 Erik Ninn-Hansen
Party Social Democrats Conservative People's
Last election 62 seats, 34.2% 37 seats, 20.4%
Seats won 70 31
Seat change +8 -6
Popular vote 1,074,777 481,335
Percentage 37.3% 16.7%

Prime Minister before election

Hilmar Baunsgaard
Social Liberals

Prime Minister-elect

Jens Otto Krag
Social Democrats

General elections were held in Denmark on 21 September 1971 and in the Faroe Islands on 5 October.[1][2] The Social Democratic Party remained the largest in the Folketing, with 70 of the 179 seats. Voter turnout was 87.2% in Denmark proper, 56.8% in the Faroe Islands and 52.1% in Greenland (where only one of the two constituencies was contested as the other had only a single candidate who was elected unopposed).[3]

Results[edit]

Denmark
Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party 1,074,777 37.3 70 +8
Conservative People's Party 481,335 16.7 31 –6
Venstre 450,904 15.6 30 –4
Danish Social Liberal Party 413,620 14.3 27 0
Socialist People's Party 262,756 9.1 17 +6
Christian People's Party 57,072 2.0 0 New
Justice Party of Denmark 50,231 1.7 0 0
Left Socialists 45,979 1.6 0 –4
Communist Party of Denmark 39,564 1.4 0 0
Schleswig Party 6,743 0.2 0 0
Independents 919 0.0 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 20,196
Total 2,904,096 100 175 0
Faroe Islands
Social Democratic Party 4,170 31.8 1 0
Union Party 2,855 21.8 0 0
People's Party 2,680 20.4 1 0
Self-Government Party 648 4.9 0 New
Progress Party 362 2.8 0 0
Independents 2,140 16.3 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 77
Total 13,202 100 2 0
Greenland
Independents 7,148 100 2 0
Invalid/blank votes 195
Total 7,343 100 2 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
A
  
37.27%
C
  
16.69%
V
  
15.64%
B
  
14.34%
F
  
9.11%
Q
  
1.98%
E
  
1.74%
Y
  
1.59%
K
  
1.37%
Others
  
0.27%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p524 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Denmark Inter-Parliamentary Union
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, pp543-544