Danish Folketing election, 1926

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Danish Folketing election, 1926
Kingdom of Denmark
← 1924 2 December 1926 1929 →

All 149 seats to the Folketing
75 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Stauning i1920-erne.jpg MadsenMygdal.jpg Emil Georg Piper.jpg
Leader Thorvald Stauning Thomas Madsen-Mygdal Emil Piper
Party Social Democrats Venstre Conservative People's
Last election 55 seats, 36.6% 44 seats, 28.3% 28 seats, 18.9%
Seats won 53 46 30
Seat change Decrease2 Increase2 Increase2
Popular vote 497,106 378,137 275,793
Percentage 37.2% 28.3% 20.6%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Zahle.jpg
Leader Carl Theodor Zahle Collective leadership  ?
Party Social Liberals Justice Schleswig
Last election 20 seats, 13.0% 0 seats, 1.0% 1 seat, 0.6%
Seats won 16 2 1
Seat change Decrease4 Increase2 Steady0
Popular vote 150,931 17,463 10,422
Percentage 11.3% 1.3% 0.8%

Prime Minister before election

Thorvald Stauning
Social Democrats

Elected Prime Minister

Thomas Madsen-Mygdal
Venstre

Folketing elections were held in Denmark on 2 December 1926,[1] except in the Faroe Islands where they were held on 20 December. The Social Democratic Party remained the largest in the Folketing, with 53 of the 149 seats. Voter turnout was 77.0% in Denmark proper and 40.2% in the Faroes.[2]

Results[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party 497,106 37.2 53 –2
Venstre 378,137 28.3 46 +2
Conservative People's Party 275,793 20.6 30 +2
Danish Social Liberal Party 150,931 11.3 16 –4
Justice Party of Denmark 17,463 1.3 2 +2
Schleswig Party 10,422 0.8 1 0
Communist Party of Denmark 5,678 0.4 0 0
South Jutland Self-Government Party 2,117 0.1 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 3,579
Total 1,341,226 100 148 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Faroe Islands[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Venstre-Union Party 2,600 63.0 1 0
Social Democratic Party 1,019 24.7 0 New
Independent 505 12.2 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 31
Total 4,155 100 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