Danish general election, 1975

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Danish general election, 1975
Denmark
1973 ←
9 January 1975 → 1977

All 179 seats to the Folketing
90 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
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Leader Anker Jørgensen Poul Hartling
Party Social Democrats Venstre
Last election 46 seats, 25.6% 22 seats, 12.3%
Seats won 53 42
Seat change +7 +20
Popular vote 913,155 711,298
Percentage 29.9% 23.3%

Prime Minister before election

Poul Hartling
Venstre

Prime Minister-elect

Anker Jørgensen
Social Democrats

General elections were held in Denmark on 9 January 1975.[1] The result was a victory for the Social Democratic Party, who won 53 of the 179 seats. Voter turnout was 88.2% in Denmark proper, 56.1% in the Faroe Islands and 68.7% in Greenland.[2]

Results[edit]

Denmark
Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party 913,155 29.9 53 +7
Venstre 711,298 23.3 42 +20
Progress Party 414,219 13.6 24 –4
Danish Social Liberal Party 216,553 7.1 13 –7
Conservative People's Party 168,164 5.5 10 –6
Christian People's Party 162,734 5.3 9 +2
Socialist People's Party 150,963 5.0 9 –2
Communist Party of Denmark 127,837 4.2 7 +1
Centre Democrats 66,316 2.2 4 –10
Left Socialists 63,579 2.1 4 +4
Justice Party of Denmark 54,095 1.8 0 –5
Independents 539 0.0 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 18,850
Total 3,068,302 100 175 0
Faroe Islands
Social Democratic Party 4,112 29.7 1 0
Republican Party 3,563 25.7 1 0
Union Party 3,219 23.2 0 0
People's Party 2,957 21.3 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 43
Total 13,808 100 2 0
Greenland
Independents 16,649 100 2 0
Invalid/blank votes 421
Total 17,070 100 2 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
A
  
29.94%
V
  
23.33%
Z
  
13.58%
B
  
7.10%
C
  
5.51%
Q
  
5.34%
F
  
4.95%
K
  
4.19%
M
  
2.17%
Y
  
2.08%
E
  
1.77%
Others
  
0.02%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p524 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p544