Centre Party (Faroe Islands)

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Centre Party

Miðflokkurin
LeaderJenis av Rana
Founded1992
IdeologyChristian democracy[1]
Social conservatism[1]
Regionalism[1]
Political positionCentre-right
European affiliationNone
International affiliationNone
ColoursBlue
Løgting
2 / 33
Folketing
(Faroe seats)
0 / 2
Election symbol
H
Website
http://www.midflokkurin.fo

The Centre Party (Faroese: Miðflokkurin) is a Christian-democratic,[1] conservative[2] political party on the Faroe Islands, led by Jenis av Rana. The party is known for its traditionalist stance on social issues, in particular on LGBT rights and homosexuality in general.[3]

At the 2008 parliamentary election, the party won 8.4% of the popular vote and 3 out of 33 seats. In early elections in 2011, the party fell to 6.2% and two seats.

Parliament members and ministers[edit]

Since 2011, these members represent the party in the Løgting:

Leaders[edit]

Party leaders

 

Parliamentary leaders

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

Faroese general election
Year Votes Members
# %
1994 1,491 5.2
2 / 32
1998 1,125 4.1
1 / 32
2002 1,292 4.2
1 / 32
2004 1,661 5.2
2 / 32
2008 2,610 8.4
3 / 33
2011 1,882 6.2
2 / 33
2015 1,775 5.5
2 / 33
 
Danish general election
Year Votes Members
# %
2001 569 2.2
0 / 2
2005 829 3.3
0 / 2
2007 1,577 6.8
0 / 2
2011 872 4.2
0 / 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Nordsieck, Wolfram (2015). "Faroes/Denmark". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  2. ^ Christina Bergqvist (1 January 1999). Equal Democracies?: Gender and Politics in the Nordic Countries. Nordic Council of Ministers. pp. 318–. ISBN 978-82-00-12799-4.
  3. ^ [1]

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