Elections in the Faroe Islands

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The Faroe Islands elects on national level a legislature. The Faroese Parliament (Løgtingið in Faroese) has 33 members of parliament, elected for a four year term by proportional representation. The Faroe Islands have a multi-party system (disputing on independence and unionism as well as left and right), with numerous parties in which a single party normally does not have a chance of gaining power alone, and therefore the parties must work together in order to form a coalition government.

Latest elections[edit]

e • d Summary of the 29 October 2011 Løgting election results
Parties Votes +/−  % +/− Seats +/−
Union Party (Sambandsflokkurin) 7,545 +1,016 24.7 +3.7 8 +1
People's Party (Fólkaflokkurin) 6,882 +642 22.5 +2.4 8 +1
Republic (Tjóðveldi) 5,584 −1,666 18.3 −5.0 6 −2
Social Democratic Party (Javnaðarflokkurin) 5,417 −601 17.7 −1.6 6 ±0
Progress (Framsókn) 1,933 New 6.3 New 2 New
Centre Party (Miðflokkurin) 1,882 −728 6.2 −2.2 2 −1
Self-Government Party (Sjálvstýrisflokkurin) 1,289 −995 4.2 −3.0 1 −1
Total (turnout 86.6%) 30,532 −580
Source: Kringvarp Føroya (Faroese)
e • d Summary of the 19 January 2008 Faroe Løgting election results
Parties Votes % Seats
Republican Party (Tjfl, Tjóðveldisflokkurin) 7,238 23.3 8
Union Party (Sbfl, Sambandsflokkurin) 6,521 21.0 7
People's Party (Flfl, Fólkaflokkurin) 6,233 20.1 7
Social Democratic Party (Jvfl, Javnaðarflokkurin) 6,016 19.3 6
Centre Party (Mfl, Miðflokkurin) 2,603 8.4 3
Self-Government Party (Sjfl, Sjálvstýrisflokkurin) 2,243 7.2 2
Student's Party (Miðnámsflokkurin) 221 0.7
Total (turnout 89.3%) 31,112 100.0 33
Source: uf.fo

Past elections and referendums[edit]

  • JF - Social-Democrats (Equality Party)
  • SF - Union Party (have been in coalition with the Labour Front and the Self-Government Party at some elections)
  • TF - Republican Party
  • FF - People's Party
  • SSF - Self-Government Party
  • MF - Centre Party
  • KFF - Christian People's Party
  • VF - Workers' Movement
  • F - Progress

1984[edit]

JF - 23.4%, 8 MPs
FF - 21.6%, 7 MPs
SF - 21.2%, 7 MPs
TF - 19.5%, 6 MPs
SSF - 8.5%, 2 MPs
KFF - 5.8%, 2 MPs

1988[edit]

FF - 23.2%, 8 MPs
JF - 21.6%, 7 MPs
SF - 21.2%, 7 MPs
TF - 16.2%, 6 MPs
SSF - 7.1%, 2 MPs
KFF - 5.5%, 2 MPs
Others - 2.2%, 0 MPs

1990[edit]

JF - 27.5%, 10 MPs
FF - 21.9%, 7 MPs
SF - 18.9%, 6 MPs
TF - 14.7%, 4 MPs
SSF - 8.8%, 3 MPs
KFF - 5.9%, 2 MPs
Others - 2.3%, 0 MPs

1994[edit]

SF - 23.4%, 8 MPs
FF - 16.0%, 6 MPs
JF - 15.4%, 5 MPs
TF - 13.7%, 4 MPs
VF - 9.5%, 3 MPs
KFF - 6.3%, 2 MPs
MF - 5.8%, 2 MPs
SSF - 5.6%, 2 MPs
Others - 4.3%, 0 MPs

1998[edit]

TF - 23.8%, 8 MPs
JF - 21.9%, 7 MPs
FF - 21.3%, 8 MPs
SF - 18.0%, 6 MPs
SSF - 7.7%, 2 MPs
MF - 4.1%, 1 MPs
KFF - 2.5%, 0 MPs
VF - 0.8%, 0 MPs
Others - 0.8%, 0 MPs

2002[edit]

SF - 26.0%, 8 MPs
TF - 23.7%, 8 MPs
JF - 20.9%, 7 MPs
FF - 20.8%, 7 MPs
SSF - 4.4%, 1 MPs
MF - 4.2%, 1 MP

2004[edit]

SF - 23.7%, 7 MPs
JF - 21.8%, 7 MPs
TF - 21.7%, 8 MPs
FF - 20.6%, 7 MPs
MF - 5.2%, 2 MPs
SSF - 4.6%, 1 MP

2008[edit]

TF - 23.3%, 8 MPs
SF - 21%, 7 MPs
FF - 20.1%, 7 MPs
JF - 19.4%, 6 MPs
MF - 8.4%, 3 MPs
SSF - 7.2%, 2 MPs
Others - 0.7%, 0 MPs

2011[edit]

SF - 24.7%, 8 MPs
TF - 23.3%, 8 MPs
FF - 18.3%, 6 MPs
JF - 17.7%, 6 MPs
F - 6.3%, 2 MPs
MF - 6.2%, 2 MPs
SSF - 4.2%, 1 MP

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