Justice Party of Denmark

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Justice Party of Denmark
Leader Collective leadership
Founded 1919
Headquarters Lyngbyvej 42
2100 København Ø
Ideology Georgism, Euroscepticism
International affiliation None
Folketing
0 / 179
Municipal councils
0 / 2,444
Website
http://www.retsforbundet.dk/
Vejen Frem from 1945

Danmarks Retsforbund (in English known as the Justice Party or Single-Tax Party) was founded in 1919 as an association and transformed into a political party in 1922. The party's platform is based upon the principles of U.S. economist Henry George who advocated a single tax on all land and Danish moral philosopher Severin Christensen. The party was elected to parliament for the first time in 1926, and they were moderately successful in the post-war period and managed to join a governing coalition with the Social Democrats and the Social Liberal Party from the years 1957–60. In 1960 they dropped out of the parliament. However in the 1973 Danish parliamentary election (the so-called Landslide Election) the party won 5 seats in Folketinget, because of their opposition against Danish membership of the European Economic Community. They lost their seats in the next election in 1975, but regained representation in 1977 and were represented until 1981. They also had a seat in the European Parliament 1978–79 (by Ib Christensen). The 1970s were followed by a dropoff of party support, and the party ceased to run at a national level in 1990, but in 2005 the party ran together with Minoritetspartiet (the Minority Party): this wasn't with any success since the Minority Party only achieved 0.3% of the votes. They have recently decided to try to collect the 20.000 signatures necessary to participate in the next election to the Folketing.

They have also adopted a new communication strategy with four main policies: Danish exit from the EU, a better environmental policy, a humanitarian refugee and immigration policy and a tax reform with a 6% land tax financing a lower income tax and a reduction of the VAT on basic commodities from 25% to 12.5%. Their youth organization Retsforbundets Ungdom has recently been reinvigorated.

Election results[edit]

Parliament (Folketing)[edit]

Date Votes Seats
#  % ± pp # ±
1924 12,643 1.0 % +1.0
0 / 149
New
1926 17,463 1.3 % +0.3
2 / 149
Increase 2
1929 25,810 1.8 % +0.5
3 / 149
Increase 1
1932 41,238 2.7 % +0.9
4 / 149
Increase 1
1935 41,199 2.5 % -0.2
4 / 149
Steady 0
1939 33,783 2.0 % -0.5
3 / 149
Decrease 1
1943 31,323 1.6 % -0.4
2 / 149
Decrease 1
1945 38,459 1.9 % +0.3
3 / 149
Increase 1
1947 94,570 4.5 % +2.6
6 / 150
Increase 3
1950 168,784 8.2 % +3.7
12 / 151
Increase 6
1953 (apr) 116,288 5.6 % -2.6
9 / 151
Decrease 3
1953 (sep) 75,449 3.5 % -2.1
6 / 179
Decrease 3
1957 122,759 5.3 % +1.8
9 / 179
Increase 3
1960 52,330 2.2 % -3.1
0 / 179
Decrease 9
1964 34,258 1.3 % -0.9
0 / 179
Steady 0
1966 19,905 0.7 % -0.6
0 / 179
Steady 0
1968 21,124 0.7 % 0.0
0 / 179
Steady 0
1971 50,231 1.7 % +1.0
0 / 179
Steady 0
1973 87,904 2.9 % +1.2
5 / 179
Increase 5
1975 54,095 1.8 % -1.1
0 / 179
Decrease 5
1977 102,149 3.3 % +1.5
6 / 179
Increase 6
1979 83,238 2.6 % -0.7
5 / 179
Decrease 1
1981 45,174 1.4 % -1.2
0 / 179
Decrease 5
1984 50,381 1.5 % +0.1
0 / 179
Steady 0
1987 16,359 0.5 % -1.0
0 / 179
Steady 0
1988
Did not run.
1990 17,181 0.5 % +0.5
0 / 179
Steady 0
1994-
Did not run.

Municipal elections[edit]

Date Seats
# ±
2001
0 / 4,647
Steady 0
2005
0 / 2,522
Steady 0
2009
0 / 2,468
Steady 0
2013
0 / 2,444
Steady 0

Regional elections[edit]

Date Votes Seats
# ±
2001 1,313
0 / 374
Steady 0
2005 1,789
0 / 205
Steady 0
2009 1,369
0 / 205
Steady 0
2013 2,655
0 / 205
Steady 0

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