Danish Landsting election, 1939

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The Danish Landsting election of 1939 was held on 14 April 1939,[1] with the exception that the electors that elected the candidates standing in the constituencies were elected on 3 April.[2]

As the election followed a dissolution of both chambers in order to call a referendum on changing the constitution, the seats of all seven constituencies as well as the seats elected by the parliament were up for election.

The referendum was held on 23 May but failed due to a low voter turnout.

Results[edit]

Party Leader Total votes Seats elected by electors Seats elected by the resigning parliament Total number of seats Gain/Loss
Social Democratic Party 509,132 27 8 35 +4
Venstre 248,495 13 5 18 -4
Conservative People's Party 236,075 9 4 13 -2
Det Radikale Venstre 124,925 6 2 8 +1
Det Frie Folkeparti 35,835 1 0 1 +1
Communists 19,934 0 0 0 +0
National Socialist Workers' Party of Denmark 15,889 0 0 0 +0
Justice Party of Denmark 18,129 0 0 0 +0
Schleswig Party 11,122 0 0 0 +0
Nationalt Samvirke 7,087 0 0 0 +0
Dansk Samling 2,317 0 0 0 +0
Outside the parties[3] 1 0 1 +0
Total 57 19 76
Source [1][2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wendt, Frantz W. (1951). "Rigsdagen 1915-40". In Bomholt, J., Fabricius, K., Hjelholt, H., Mackeprang, M. & Møller, A. (eds.). Den Danske Rigsdag 1849-1949 bind II - Rigsdagens histore 1866-1949 (in Danish). Copenhagen: J. H. Schultz Forlag. p. 562. 
  2. ^ a b Nordengaard, J. P. (1949). Valgene til Rigsdagen gennem 100 Aar (in Danish). Roskilde Dagbladstrykkeri. pp. chapter III, pp. 10–12. 
  3. ^ The Faroese candidate elected by the Løgting.