Danish general election, 1966

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Danish general election, 1966
Kingdom of Denmark
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All 179 seats to the Folketing
90 seats were needed for a majority
Turnout 88.2%
  First party Second party Third party
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Leader Jens Otto Krag Poul Hartling Poul Sørensen
Party Social Democrats Venstre Conservative People's
Last election 76 seats, 41.9% 38 seats, 20.8% 36 seats, 20.1%
Seats won 69 35 34
Seat change Decrease7 Decrease3 Decrease2
Popular vote 1,068,911 539,027 522,028
Percentage 38.2% 19.3% 18.7%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
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Leader Aksel Larsen Karl Skytte Bent Noack
Party Socialist People's Social Liberals Liberal Centre
Last election 10 seats, 5.8% 10 seats, 5.3% New
Seats won 20 13 4
Seat change Increase10 Increase3 Increase4
Popular vote 304,437 203,858 69,180
Percentage 10.9% 7.3% 2.5%

Prime Minister before election

Jens Otto Krag
Social Democrats

Prime Minister-elect

Jens Otto Krag
Social Democrats

General elections were held in Denmark on 22 November 1966,[1] although in Greenland the elections were held on 6 December 1966. The Social Democratic Party remained the largest in the Folketing, with 69 of the 179 seats. Voter turnout was 88.6% in Denmark proper, 48.8% in the Faroe Islands and 59.0% in Greenland (where only one of the two constituencies was contested as the other had only one candidate who was elected unopposed).[2]

Results[edit]

Denmark
Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party 1,068,911 38.2 69 –7
Venstre 539,027 19.3 35 –3
Conservative People's Party 522,028 18.7 34 –2
Socialist People's Party 304,437 10.9 20 +10
Danish Social Liberal Party 203,858 7.3 13 +3
Liberal Centre 69,180 2.5 4 New
Independent Party 44,994 1.6 0 –5
Communist Party of Denmark 21,553 0.8 0 0
Justice Party of Denmark 19,905 0.7 0 0
Independents 114 0.0 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 8,297
Total 2,802,304 100 175 0
Faroe Islands
Social Democratic Party 3,864 36.6 1 0
People's Party 3,549 33.6 1 +1
Union Party 3,156 29.9 0 –1
Invalid/blank votes 52
Total 10,621 100 2 0
Greenland
Independents 6,522 100 2 0
Invalid/blank votes 138
Total 6,660 100 2 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
A
  
38.26%
D
  
19.29%
C
  
18.68%
F
  
10.90%
B
  
7.30%
L
  
2.48%
U
  
1.61%
K
  
0.77%
E
  
0.71%
Others
  
0.00%

By constitutency[edit]

Candidate Party Votes % Notes
Greenland (Northern Constituency)
Knud Hertling Independent Uncontested Elected
Greenland (Southern Constituency)
Nikolaj Rosing Independent 3,677 56.3 Elected
Ulrik Rosing Inuit Party 1,367 20.9
Erling Høegh Independent 1,291 19.8
Jørgen Olsen Independent 200 3.1
Invalid/blank votes 130
Total 6,665 100
Source: Atuagagdliutit[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p524 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, pp542-543
  3. ^ Atuagagdliutit/Grønlandsposten 9 December 1966, p. 3