Republic (Faroe Islands)
|Founded||22.-23. May 1948|
|Youth wing||Unga Tjóveldi|
|Nordic affiliation||Nordic Green Left Alliance|
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The party was founded in 1948 as a reaction to the islands failing to gain independence despite the outcome of the 1946 independence referendum, after which independence was subsequently declared but annulled by the Danish King.
At the legislative elections, held on 20 January 2004, the party won 21.7% of the popular vote and 8 out of 33 seats. However, after the passing of an amendment adding the phrase 'sexual orientation' to paragraph 266b of the Anti-Discrimination Act, MP Karsten Hansen announced that he was leaving the party owing to a difference in opinion. He later joined the Centre Party.
At the elections on 19 January 2008, the party won 23.3% of the vote and 8 out of 33 seats.
In 2007, the party changed its name from Tjóðveldisflokkurin to simply Tjóðveldi (i.e., from "the Republican Party" to just "Republic").
In the Danish parliamentary elections of 2007, the party received 25.4% of the Faroese vote, thereby retaining one of the two Faroese seats in the Danish national Folketing. In the 2011 election, however, its votes declined and it lost its seat to the Social Democrats. It regained its seat in the 2015 election.
Current members of the Løgting
Tjóðveldi's member of the Faroese parliament since 1 September 2015.
- Høgni Hoydal - from 15 September 2015 Minister of Fishery
- Sirið Stenberg - from 15 September 2015 Minister of Health
- Kristina Háfoss - from 15 September 2015 Minister of Finance
- Magni Arge - from 18 June 2015 member of the Folketing, took leave from the Løgting from 21 September 2016.
- Annita á Fríðriksmørk
- Katrin Kallsberg
- Páll á Reynatúgvu
- Deputy for 3 ministers and 1 member of the Folketing
History of Tjóðveldi in the Faroese and Danish general elections
- Parties and Elections in Europe: The database about parliamentary elections and political parties in Europe, by Wolfram Nordsieck
- Christina Bergqvist (1 January 1999). Equal Democracies?: Gender and Politics in the Nordic Countries. Nordic Council of Ministers. p. 318. ISBN 978-82-00-12799-4.
- Løgtingsval 1. September 2015, kvf.fo