Republic (Faroe Islands)

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Republic
Leader Høgni Hoydal
Founded 22.-23. May 1948
Ideology Faroese separatism,[1]
Democratic socialism[1]
Eco-socialism[1]
Republicanism[2]
Political position Left-wing
Nordic affiliation Nordic Green Left Alliance
Løgting
6 / 33
Folketing
(Faroe seats)
0 / 2
Website
http://www.tjodveldi.fo/
Politics of the Faroe Islands
Political parties
Elections

Republic (Faroese: Tjóðveldi, formerly known as the Republican Party) is a left-wing political party in the Faroe Islands committed to Faroese independence. It was founded in 1948 as a reaction to independence not being proclaimed after a public vote on the matter showed a significant plurality (almost a majority) for it in 1946.

In 1998 Høgni Hoydal succeeded Heini O. Heinesen as party leader.

At the legislative elections, held on 20 January 2004, the party won 21.7% of the popular vote and 8 out of 33 seats. However, after the passing of an amendment adding the phrase 'sexual orientation' to paragraph 266b of the Anti-Discrimination Act, MP Karsten Hansen announced that he was leaving the party owing to a difference in opinion. He later joined the Centre Party.

At the elections on 19 January 2008, the party won 23.3% of the vote and 8 out of 33 seats.

In 2007, the party changed its name from Tjóðveldisflokkurin to simply Tjóðveldi (i.e., from "the Republican Party" to just "Republic").

In the Danish parliamentary elections of 2007, the party received 25.4% of the Faroese vote, thereby retaining one of the two Faroese seats in the Danish national Folketing. In the 2011 election, however, its votes declined and it lost its seat to the Social Democrats.

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Party leaders

 

Parliamentarian leaders

History of Tjóðveldi in the Faroese and Danish general elections[edit]

Faroese general election
Year Votes Members
# %
1950 1 145 9,8
2 / 25
1954 3 028 23,8
6 / 27
1958 3 323 23,9
7 / 30
1962 3 281 21,6
6 / 29
1966 3 529 20,0
5 / 26
1970 3 963 21,9
6 / 26
1974 4 461 22,5
6 / 26
1978 4 614 20,3
6 / 32
1980 4 415 19,0
6 / 32
1984 4 921 19,5
6 / 32
1988 5 520 19,2
6 / 32
1990 4 178 14,7
4 / 32
1994 3 501 13,7
4 / 32
1998 6 584 23,8
8 / 32
2002 7 229 23,7
8 / 32
2004 6 890 21,7
8 / 32
2008 7 238 23,3
8 / 33
2011 5 584 18,3
6 / 33
 
Danish general election
Year Votes Members
# %
1973 3 312
1 / 2
1975 3 563
1 / 2
1977 3 057
0 / 2
1979 3 886 20,8
0 / 2
1981 3 441 20,7
0 / 2
1984 3 646 19,9
0 / 2
1987 3 478 15,7
0 / 2
1988 4 690 20,5
0 / 2
1990 2 377 13,3
0 / 2
1994 1 798 9,4
0 / 2
1998 4 325 20,9
0 / 2
2001 6 578 24,9
1 / 2
2005 6 301 25,3
1 / 2
2007 5 849 25,4
1 / 2
2011 3 998 19,4
0 / 2

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