Danish local elections, 2005

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The Danish local elections of 2005 were held on 15 November 2005. 2522 municipal council members were elected in Denmark's 98 municipalities and 205 regional council members in the five regions. Most of these were newly formed municipalities, namely 66 municipalities, that would only begin working from Monday 1 January 2007, as would the newly formed regions, and one municipality, Ærø, which was also part of the reform, which was allowed by the government to commence work for the first time already Sunday 1 January 2006. The 238 municipal councils (Danish: kommunalbestyrelser;singular: kommunalbestyrelse) and 13 county councils that were to be abolished 1 January 2007 just continued their work one year more than the term of office (2002-2005) they were elected for until 31 December 2006 and then ceased to exist. Among the remaining 31 municipalities having their new councils elected was Bornholm Regional Municipality that was formed and began its work 1 January 2003. This was only the second time it had a new council elected, the first time being in November 2001, and it was the first time its council served the whole term of office. Bornholm's merger was not a part of the reform, having been decided by the island's voters already in May 2001. It was the new center-right government elected at the end of 2001 that drove the reform through parliament. The 30 municipalities that remained were not merged with other municipalities, so their newly elected councils served the whole term of office 1 January 2006 until 31 December 2009.

Results of regional elections[edit]

The results of the regional elections:[1]

Party Seats
Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) (A) 77
Liberals (Venstre) (V) 60
Conservative People's Party (Det Konservative Folkeparti) (C) 20
Danish People's Party (Dansk Folkeparti) (O) 14
Socialist People's Party (Socialistisk Folkeparti) (F) 12
Social Liberal Party (Det Radikale Venstre) (B) 11
Red-Green Alliance (Enhedslisten) (Ø) 6
Others 5
Total 205

Results of municipal elections[edit]

The results of the municipal elections:[2]

Party Seats
Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) (A) 900
Liberals (Venstre) (V) 804
Conservative People's Party (Det Konservative Folkeparti) (C) 257
Socialist People's Party (Socialistisk Folkeparti) (F) 162
Danish People's Party (Dansk Folkeparti) (O) 125
Social Liberal Party (Det Radikale Venstre) (B) 86
Red-Green Alliance (Enhedslisten) (Ø) 24
Christian Democrats (Kristendemokraterne) (K) 15
Guldborgsundlisten (Guldborgsundlisten) (G) 5
Schleswig Party (Slesvigsk Parti) (S) 4
Others 140
Total 2522

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AKVA3: Valg til regions råd efter område, parti og stemmer/kandidater/køn". Statistics Denmark. Retrieved 13 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "VALGK3: Valg til kommunale råd efter område, parti og stemmer/kandidater/køn". Statistics Denmark. Retrieved 13 June 2010.