Atassut

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Solidarity, Liberal Party of Greenland
Atassut, Nunatsinni Liberaliusumik Partii
Leader Knud Kristiansen
Founded 1976
Headquarters Nuuk, Sermersooq, Greenland
Ideology Liberal conservatism[1]
Conservatism[2]
Liberalism[3]
Greenlandic unionism
Political position Centre-right
European affiliation None
International affiliation None
Nordic affiliation None
Colours Blue
Inatsisartut
2 / 31
Municipalities
8 / 70
Folketing
(Greenland seats)
0 / 2
Website
www.atassut.gl

Solidarity (Atassut, also translated as "Feeling of Community") is a liberal conservative[1] political party in Greenland and a partner of the Danish Venstre party.

Formerly the most pro-Danish among Greenland's parties,[4] Atassut has shifted to supporting home rule and increased autonomy, but without leaving the Kingdom of Denmark.[5] From a traditional right-wing position it has in some respect moved to the left, now supporting the subsidisation of primary-sector business, just like the social-democratic Siumut party.[4]

Results[edit]

Originally one of the largest and influential political parties in Greenland, the Atassut has seen its share of the popular vote consistently decline since the mid-1990s. In the 2001 Folketing election, the party had lost its only representative to the Danish Parliament and as of the most recent national election, has been reduced to only 2 seats in the Greenlandic Parliament with its lowest share of the popular vote (both percentage-wise and number-wise) throughout its political history.

At the 2005 legislative elections, the party won 19.1% of the popular vote and six out of 31 seats. In the June 2009 snap election the party dropped to 10.9% of the vote, and lost 3 of its 6 seats. In the 2013 elections the party was reduced to two seats. in the 2014 elections the party maintained its two seats.

From the 2013 parliamentary election to the 2014 elections Atassut was a part of a coalition government, led by Siumut and also including the Inuit Party.

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Greenland (Inatsiartut)[edit]

Election year # of
overall votes
 % of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
±
1979 7,688 41.7 (#2)
8 / 21
New
1983 11,443 46.6 (#1)
12 / 26
Increase 4
1984 9,873 43.8 (#2)
11 / 25
Decrease 1
1987 8,105 40.1 (#2)
11 / 26
Steady 0
1991 7,536 30.1 (#2)
8 / 27
Decrease 3
1995 7,674 30.1 (#2)
10 / 31
Increase 2
1999 7,100 25.2 (#2)
8 / 31
Decrease 2
2002 5,780 20.2 (#3)
7 / 31
Decrease 1
2005 5,528 19.1 (#4)
6 / 31
Decrease 1
2009 3,094 10.9 (#4)
3 / 31
Decrease 3
2013 2,454 8.1 (#3)
2 / 31
Decrease 1
2014 1,919 6.5 (#5)
2 / 31
Steady 0

Parliament of Denmark (Folketinget)[edit]

Election year # of
overall votes
 % of
overall vote
 % of
Greenlandic vote
# of
overall seats won
# of
Greenlandic seats won
±
1979 6,390 44.9 (#1)
1 / 179
1 / 2
New
1981 9,223 48.9 (#1)
1 / 179
1 / 2
Steady 0
1984 9,308 43.5 (#1)
1 / 179
1 / 2
Steady 0
1987 6,627 41.3 (#2)
1 / 179
1 / 2
Steady 0
1988 8,135 38.7 (#2)
1 / 179
1 / 2
Steady 0
1990 7,078 36.6 (#2)
1 / 179
1 / 2
Steady 0
1994 7,501 34.7 (#2)
1 / 179
1 / 2
Steady 0
1998 8,404 36.1 (#2)
1 / 179
1 / 2
Steady 0
2001 5,138 22.1 (#3)
0 / 179
0 / 2
Decrease 1
2005 3,374 14.9 (#4)
0 / 179
0 / 2
Steady 0
2007 4,094 16.5 (#4)
0 / 179
0 / 2
Steady 0
2011 1,728 7.5 (#4)
0 / 179
0 / 2
Steady 0
2015 1,526 7.4 (#4)
0 / 179
0 / 2
Steady 0

Leaders[edit]

This list is not complete.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Christina Bergqvist (1 January 1999). Equal Democracies?: Gender and Politics in the Nordic Countries. Nordic Council of Ministers. p. 319. ISBN 978-82-00-12799-4. 
  2. ^ Maher, Joanne, ed. (2008). The Europa World Year Book 2008. Taylor & Francis. p. 1552. 
  3. ^ Loukacheva, Natalia (2007). The Arctic Promise: Legal and Political Autonomy of Greenland and Nunavut. University of Toronto Press. p. 55. 
  4. ^ a b Loukacheva (2007). The Arctic Promise. p. 61. 
  5. ^ Loukacheva (2007). The Arctic Promise. p. 55. 
  6. ^ sermitsiaq.ag - Knud Kristiansen er ny formand for Atassut
  7. ^ knr.gl - Atassut klar med kandidatlisten
  8. ^ jyllands-posten.dk - Otto Steenholdt ekskluderet fra Atassut
  9. ^ books.google.com - Encyclopedia of the Arctic by Mark Nuttall
  10. ^ denstoredanske.dk Otto Steenholdt
  11. ^ denstoredanske.dk Lars Chemnitz

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