Danish general election, 1987

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Danish general election, 1987
Denmark
1984 ←
8 September 1987 → 1988

All 179 seats to the Folketing
90 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Anker-jørgensen-cropped.jpg Poul Schluter portrait 2005.jpg
Leader Anker Jørgensen Poul Schlüter
Party Social Democrats Conservative People's
Last election 56 seats, 31.6% 42 seats, 23.4%
Seats won 54 38
Seat change -2 -4
Popular vote 985,906 700,886
Percentage 29.3% 20.8%

Prime Minister before election

Poul Schlüter
Conservative People's

Prime Minister-elect

Poul Schlüter
Conservative People's

General elections were held in Denmark on 8 September 1987.[1] Although the Social Democratic Party remained the largest in the Folketing with 54 of the 179 seats, the Conservative People's Party-led coalition government was able to continue. Voter turnout was 86.7% in Denmark proper, 68.9% in the Faroe Islands and 44.9% in Greenland.[2]

Results[edit]

Denmark
Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party 985,906 29.3 54 –2
Conservative People's Party 700,886 20.8 38 –4
Socialist People's Party 490,176 14.6 27 +6
Venstre 354,291 10.5 19 –3
Danish Social Liberal Party 209,086 6.2 11 +1
Centre Democrats 161,070 4.8 9 +1
Progress Party 160,461 4.8 9 +3
Christian People's Party 79,664 2.4 4 –1
Common Course 72,631 2.2 4 New
Left Socialists 46,141 1.4 0 –5
De Grønne 45,076 1.3 0 New
Communist Party of Denmark 28,974 0.9 0 0
Justice Party of Denmark 16,359 0.5 0 0
Humanist Party 5,675 0.2 0 New
Socialist Workers Party 1,808 0.0 0 0
Communist Party of Denmark/Marxist–Leninists 987 0.0 0 0
Independents 3,366 0.1 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 26,644
Total 3,389,201 100 175 0
Faroe Islands
People's Party 6,411 28.8 1 0
Social Democratic Party 5,486 24.7 1 +1
Union Party 5,345 24.0 0 –1
Republican Party 3,478 15.6 0 0
Self-Government Party 1,070 4.8 0 0
Progress Party 438 2.0 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 157
Total 22,385 100 2 0
Greenland
Siumut 6,944 43.3 1 0
Solidarity 6,627 41.3 1 0
Inuit Ataqatigiit 2,001 12.5 0 0
Polar Party 474 3.0 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 934
Total 16,980 100 2 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
A
  
29.32%
C
  
20.84%
F
  
14.58%
V
  
10.54%
B
  
6.22%
D
  
4.79%
Z
  
4.77%
Q
  
2.37%
P
  
2.16%
Y
  
1.37%
G
  
1.34%
K
  
0.86%
E
  
0.49%
Others
  
0.35%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p. 525 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p547