Danish general election, 1990

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Danish general election, 1990
Denmark
1988 ←
12 December 1990
→ 1994

All 179 seats to the Folketing
90 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Svend-auken.jpg Poul Schluter portrait 2005.jpg
Leader Svend Auken Poul Schlüter
Party Social Democrats Conservative People's
Last election 59 seats, 29.8% 35 seats, 19.3%
Seats won 69 30
Seat change +14 -5
Popular vote 1,221,121 517,293
Percentage 37.4% 16.0%

Prime Minister before election

Poul Schlüter
Conservative People's

Prime Minister-elect

Poul Schlüter
Conservative People's

General elections were held in Denmark on 12 December 1990.[1] Although the election resulted in a strong gain for the Social Democratic Party, Poul Schlüter's coalition government was able to continue despite the Danish Social Liberal Party leaving. Schlüter's coalition consisted of the Conservative People's Party and Venstre. Voter turnout was 82.8% in Denmark proper, 54.4% in the Faroe Islands and 50.8% in Greenland.[2]

Results[edit]

Denmark
Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party 1,211,121 37.4 69 +14
Conservative People's Party 517,293 16.0 30 –5
Venstre 511,643 15.8 29 +7
Socialist People's Party 268,759 8.3 15 –9
Progress Party 208,484 6.4 12 –4
Centre Democrats 165,556 5.1 9 0
Danish Social Liberal Party 114,888 3.5 7 –3
Christian People's Party 74,174 2.3 4 0
Common Course 57,896 1.8 0 0
Red-Green Alliance 54,038 1.7 0 New
De Grønne 27,642 0.9 0 0
Justice Party of Denmark 17,181 0.5 0 New
Humanist Party 763 0.0 0 New
Independents 10,224 0.3 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 25,758
Total 3,265,420 100 175 0
Faroe Islands
Social Democratic Party 4,835 27.0 1 +1
People's Party 4,582 25.6 1 0
Union Party 4,558 25.5 0 –1
Republican Party 2,377 13.3 0 0
Self-Government Party 1,240 6.9 0 0
Christian People's Party 285 1.6 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 79
Total 17,956 100 2 0
Greenland
Forward 8,272 42.8 1 0
Feeling of Community 7,078 36.6 1 0
Inuit Ataqatigiit 3,281 17.0 0 0
Polar Party 366 1.9 0 0
Independents 333 1.7 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 741
Total 20,080 100 2 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
A
  
37.38%
C
  
15.97%
V
  
15.79%
F
  
8.30%
Z
  
6.44%
D
  
5.11%
B
  
3.55%
Q
  
2.29%
P
  
1.79%
Ø
  
1.67%
G
  
0.85%
E
  
0.53%
Others
  
0.34%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p525 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p548