Danish general election, 1998
All 179 seats to the Folketing
90 seats were needed for a majority
General elections were held in Denmark on 11 March 1998. Although the centre-right parties led by Venstre had been expected to win, the Social Democratic Party-led government of Poul Nyrup Rasmussen remained in power in a very close vote that required several recounts.
Venstre leader Uffe Ellemann-Jensen resigned as party leaders a few days after the election. The new Danish People's Party made a successful electoral debut. Voter turnout was 85.9% in Denmark proper, 66.1% in the Faroe Islands and 63.2% in Greenland.
|Social Democratic Party||1,223,620||35.9||63||+1|
|Conservative People's Party||303,965||8.9||16||–11|
|Socialist People's Party||257,406||7.6||13||±0|
|Danish People's Party||252,429||7.4||13||New|
|Danish Social Liberal Party||131,254||3.9||7||–1|
|Christian People's Party||85,656||2.5||4||+4|
|Social Democratic Party||4,689||22.7||1||+1|
|Source: Nohlen & Stöver|