Danish Folketing election, 1924

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Danish Folketing election, 1924
Kingdom of Denmark
← September 1920 11 April 1924 1926 →

All 149 seats to the Folketing
75 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Stauning i1920-erne.jpg Neergaard.jpg Emil Georg Piper.jpg
Leader Thorvald Stauning Niels Neergaard Emil Piper
Party Social Democrats Venstre Conservative People's
Last election 48 seats, 32.2% 51 seats, 34.0% 27 seats, 17.9%
Seats won 55 44 28
Seat change Increase7 Decrease7 Increase1
Popular vote 469,949 362,682 242,955
Percentage 36.6% 28.3% 18.9%

  Fourth party Fifth party
  Zahle.jpg
Leader Carl Theodor Zahle  ?
Party Social Liberals Schleswig
Last election 18 seats, 12.1% 1 seat, 0.6%
Seats won 20 1
Seat change Increase2 Steady0
Popular vote 166,476 7,715
Percentage 13.0% 0.6%

Prime Minister before election

Niels Neergaard
Venstre

Elected Prime Minister

Thorvald Stauning
Social Democrats

Folketing elections were held in Denmark on 11 April 1924.[1] The result was a victory for the Social Democratic Party led by Thorvald Stauning, which won 55 of the 149 seats. Voter turnout was 78.6% in Denmark proper.[2] In the Faroe Islands constituency there was only one candidate, who was returned unopposed.

Results[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party 469,949 36.6 55 +7
Venstre 362,682 28.3 44 -7
Conservative People's Party 242,955 18.9 28 +1
Danish Social Liberal Party 166,476 13.0 20 +2
Justice Party of Denmark 12,643 1.0 0 New
Farmer Party 12,196 0.9 0 New
Schleswig Party 7,715 0.6 1 0
Communist Party of Denmark 6,219 0.5 0 0
Industry Party 2,102 0.2 0 –3
Invalid/blank votes 4,147
Total 1,287,084 100 148 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Faroe Islands[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Venstre-Union Party 1 0
Invalid/blank votes
Total 1 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p524 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p538