Centre Democrats (Denmark)

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Centre Democrats
Leader Ben Haddou
Founded 1973
Dissolved 2008
Headquarters Omøgade 8, 2. sal
2100 København Ø
Ideology Centrism
International affiliation None
European affiliation None
European Parliament group European People's Party (1984-1994)
Colours Purple
Website
www.centrumdemokraterne.dk
Politics of Denmark
Political parties
Elections

The Centre Democrats (Danish: Centrum-Demokraterne, CD) was a Danish political party. It was formed in 1973 by Erhard Jakobsen, a former MP and mayor of Gladsaxe, as a right-wing splinter group from the Danish Social Democrats.[1] It participated in both centre-right governments (1982–1988) and centre-left governments (1993–1996).

In the 2001 election it lost its parliamentary representation, a severe setback for the party. In the 2005 election it got 33,635 votes (1% of votes nationwide). It also ran in several municipalities in the Danish municipal election in November 2005. It also ran in simultaneous elections to the new Regional Councils, except in Region Midtjylland where a local party official forgot to hand in the required number of voters' signatures before the deadline closed.[2]

On January 26, 2008, an extraordinary party conference decided to dissolve the party by February 1, 2008.[3]

Party leaders[edit]

Election results[edit]

Parliament (Folketing)[edit]

Date Votes Seats
#  % ± pp # ±
1973 236.784 7.8 % +7.8
14 / 179
New
1975 66.316 2.2 % -5.6
4 / 179
Decrease 10
1977 200.347 6.4 % +4.2
11 / 179
Increase 7
1979 102.132 3.2 % -3.2
6 / 179
Decrease 5
1981 258.522 8.3 % +5.1
15 / 179
Increase 9
1984 154.553 4.6 % -3.7
8 / 179
Decrease 7
1987 161.070 4.8 % +0.2
9 / 179
Increase 1
1988 155.464 4.7 % -0.1
9 / 179
Steady 0
1990 165.556 5.1 % +0.4
9 / 179
Steady 0
1994 94.496 2.8 % -2.3
5 / 179
Decrease 4
1998 146.802 4.3 % +1.5
8 / 179
Increase 3
2001 61.031 1.8 % -2.5
0 / 179
Decrease 8
2005 33.880 1.0 % -0.8
0 / 179
Steady 0
2007
Did not run.

Municipal elections[edit]

Date Seats
# ±
2001
2 / 4,647
Steady 0
2005
0 / 2,522
Decrease 2

Regional elections[edit]

Date Votes Seats
# ±
2001 24,914
0 / 374
Steady 0
2005 4,987
0 / 205
Steady 0

European Parliament elections[edit]

Date Votes Seats
#  % ± pp # ±
1979 107.790 6.1 % +6.1
1 / 15
New
1984 131.984 6.6 % +0.5
1 / 15
Steady 0
1989 142.190 8.0 % +1.4
2 / 16
Increase 1
1994 18.365 0.9 % -7.1
0 / 16
Decrease 2
1999 68.717 3.5 % +2.6
0 / 16
Steady 0
2004
Did not run.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cook, Chris; Francis, Mary (1979). The first European elections: A handbook and guide. London: Macmillan Press. ISBN 0-333-26575-0. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ jp.dk - CD nedlægger sig selv

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