List of political parties in Denmark

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This article lists political parties in Denmark.

Denmark has a multi-party system, with two or three major parties complemented by several other significant parties. The government typically consists of a major party in coalition with, or supported by, a number of smaller parties parties. No party has won an outright majority since 1903. All governments since then have either been one-party minority governments or coalitions between two or more parties.

The Ministry of Social Welfare registers and validates party names and the official party letters for all parties that participate in national elections. On ballots, the parties are sorted alphabetically by party letter.

Parties represented in the Folketing or the European Parliament[edit]

Party letter Party name Representation (2019) Ideology Leader
Folketing European Parliament
A Social Democrats
Socialdemokraterne[1]
48 / 179
3 / 14
Social democracy Mette Frederiksen
V Venstre
Venstre, Danmarks Liberale Parti
(Left, Denmark's Liberal Party)
43 / 179
4 / 14
3 until Brexit
Conservative liberalism
Agrarianism (Nordic)
Economic liberalism
Lars Løkke Rasmussen
O Danish People's Party
Dansk Folkeparti
16 / 179
1 / 14
Danish nationalism
National conservatism
Social conservatism
Kristian Thulesen Dahl
B Danish Social Liberal Party
Det Radikale Venstre
(The Radical Left)
16 / 179
2 / 14
Social liberalism
Radical centrism
Pro-Europeanism
Morten Østergaard
F Socialist People's Party
Socialistisk Folkeparti
14 / 179
2 / 14
Green politics
Socialism
Popular socialism
Pia Olsen Dyhr
Ø Red-Green Alliance
Enhedslisten – De Rød-Grønne
(Unity List – The Red-Greens)
13 / 179
1 / 14
Socialism
Eco-socialism
Anti-capitalism
Collective leadership
C Conservative People's Party
Det Konservative Folkeparti
12 / 179
1 / 14
Conservatism
Liberal conservatism
Green conservatism
Søren Pape Poulsen
Å The Alternative
Alternativet
5 / 179
0 / 14
Green politics
Progressivism
Pro-Europeanism
Uffe Elbæk
D The New Right
Nye Borgerlige
4 / 179
0 / 14
Conservatism
National conservatism
Economic liberalism
Pernille Vermund
I Liberal Alliance
Liberal Alliance
4 / 179
0 / 14
Liberalism
Libertarianism
Classical liberalism
Alex Vanopslagh

Parties without Folketing or European Parliament representation[edit]

Party letter Party name Recent results Ideology Leader
Folketing European Parliament Municipal
N People's Movement against the EU
Folkebevægelsen mod EU
Did not run 102,101
(3.7%)
Did not run Hard Euroscepticism
Sovereignty
Nonpartisan
Collective leadership
P Hard Line
Stram Kurs
63,114
(1.8%)
Did not run
0 / 2,432
Ethnonationalism
Identitarianism
Right-wing populism
Rasmus Paludan
K Christian Democrats
Kristendemokraterne
60,944
(1.7%)
Did not run
9 / 2,432
Christian democracy
Social conservatism
Environmentalism
Isabella Arendt
E Klaus Riskær Pedersen
Klaus Riskær Pedersen
29,600
(0.8%)
Did not run Did not exist Populism
Paternalistic conservatism
Social liberalism
Klaus Riskær Pedersen
S Schleswig Party
Slesvigsk Parti
Schleswigsche Partei
Did not run Did not run
10 / 2,432
Regionalism Carsten Leth Schmidt

Regional parties[edit]

See List of regional and local political parties in Denmark.

Marginal parties[edit]

Defunct parties[edit]

Party name Symbol Founded Dissolved Ideology
Bjørnbakkernes Venstre
Capital's Venstre[a]
Hovedstadens Venstre
V
Centre Democrats
Centrum-Demokraterne
D
Common Course
Fælles Kurs
P
Communist League
Kommunistisk Forbund
Danish People's Party
Dansk Folkeparti
G 1941 1943
Denmark's Left Socialist Party
Danmarks Venstresocialistiske Parti
Farmers' Party
Bondepartiet
F
Free Conservatives
Frikonservative
Free Democrats
De Frie Demokrater
D
Free Social Democrats
Frie Socialdemokrater
Freedom 2000[b]
Frihed 2000
Fokus
Fokus
2010 2015
Højre (1848)
Højre
1848 1866
Højre (1881)
Højre
1881 1915
Independent Party
De Uafhængige
U
June Movement[c]
Juni Bevægelsen
J
Left Socialists[d]
Venstresocialisterne
Y
Liberal Centre
Liberalt Centrum
L
Minority Party
Minoritetspartiet
M
Moderate Venstre
Det Forhandlende Venstre
F
National Socialist Workers' Party of Denmark
Danmarks Nationalsocialistiske Arbejderparti
N
National Liberal Party
De Nationalliberale
Peace Politics People's Party
Fredspolitisk Folkeparti
M
Pensioners' Party
Pensionistpartiet
P
Society of the Friends of Peasants
Bondevennernes Selskab
United Venstre
Det Forenede Venstre
Union of Conscientiously Work-Shy Elements
Sammenslutning af Bevidst Arbejdssky Elementer
Venstre Reform Party
Venstrereformpartiet

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ (split of Venstre that only existed to contest the 1947 Folketing election in order to exploit a peculiarity of the election law)
  2. ^ not registered as a party but represented in parliament as a parliamentary group
  3. ^ represented in the European Parliament
  4. ^ Last represented in the 1984-1987 Folketing. Now part of Red-Green Alliance.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The party's former name, "Socialdemokratiet", is still frequently used.

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