Danish general election, 1977

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Danish general election, 1977
Denmark
1975 ←
15 February 1977 → 1979

All 179 seats to the Folketing
90 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Anker-jørgensen-cropped.jpg
Leader Anker Jørgensen Mogens Glistrup
Party Social Democrats Progress
Last election 53 seats, 29.9% 24 seats, 13.6%
Seats won 65 26
Seat change +12 +2
Popular vote 1,150,355 453,792
Percentage 37.0% 14.6%

Prime Minister before election

Anker Jørgensen
Social Democrats

Prime Minister-elect

Anker Jørgensen
Social Democrats

General elections were held in Denmark on 15 February 1977.[1] The Social Democratic Party remained the largest in the Folketing, with 65 of the 179 seats. Voter turnout was 88.7% in Denmark proper, 62.9% in the Faroe Islands and 70.0% in Greenland.[2]

Results[edit]

Denmark
Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party 1,150,355 37.0 65 +12
Progress Party 453,792 14.6 26 +2
Venstre 371,728 12.0 21 –21
Conservative People's Party 263,262 8.5 15 +5
Centre Democrats 200,347 6.4 11 +7
Socialist People's Party 120,357 3.9 7 –2
Communist Party of Denmark 114,022 3.7 7 0
Danish Social Liberal Party 113,330 3.6 6 –7
Christian People's Party 106,082 3.4 6 –3
Justice Party of Denmark 102,149 3.3 6 +6
Left Socialists 83,667 2.7 5 +1
Pensioners' Party 26,889 0.9 0 New
Independents 317 0.0 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 18,670
Total 3,124,967 100 175 0
Faroe Islands
Union Party 5,183 31.7 1 +1
Social Democratic Party 3,681 22.5 1 0
Republican Party 3,057 18.7 0 –1
People's Party 2,773 17.0 0 0
Self-Government Party 551 3.4 0 New
Progress Party 207 1.3 0 New
Independents 891 5.5 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 43
Total 16,386 100 2 0
Greenland
Independents 17,605 100 2 0
Invalid/blank votes 384
Total 17,989 100 2 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
A
  
37.03%
Z
  
14.61%
V
  
11.97%
C
  
8.48%
M
  
6.45%
F
  
3.87%
K
  
3.67%
B
  
3.65%
Q
  
3.42%
E
  
3.29%
Y
  
2.69%
P
  
0.87%
Others
  
0.01%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p524 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p545