New Self-Government

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Nýtt Sjálvstýri
New Self-Government
Leader Jógvan Skorheim
Founded 1906
Ideology Liberalism
Social liberalism[1]
Regionalism[1]
Autonomism
Political position Centre
European affiliation None
International affiliation None
Colours Green and blue
Løgting
2 / 33
Folketing
(Faroe seats)
0 / 2
Website
www.sjalvstyri.fo

Nýtt Sjálvstýri (previously Sjálvstýrisflokkurin) (English: New Self-Government, but sometimes still referred to as the Home Rule Party) is a liberal[2] and autonomist[3] political party in the Faroe Islands. It is currently led by the Mayor of Klaksvík Jógvan Skorheim.[4]

Nýtt Sjálvstýri traditionally supported greater autonomy for the Faroes within the Kingdom of Denmark, but in 1998 it agreed, as part of a coalition deal with Tjóðveldi and Fólkaflokkurin, to support national independence for the Faroes. Today it supports obtaining independence through gradually increasing Faroese autonomy until the Faroe Islands becomes a de facto independent state.

At the 2008 election to the Løgting, the party won 7.2% of the popular vote and 2 out of 33 seats. In early elections in 2011, the party's vote fell to 4.2% and it lost one seat.[5] At the 2011 election to the Løgting, the party won 4% of the votes and got 2 members elected.[6]

Current members of the Faroese parliament[edit]

Leaders[edit]

Presidents of the Self-Government Party

 

Parliamentary leaders

  • Kári P. Højgaard 2013–d.d.
  • Jógvan Skorheim 2011–2013
  • Kári P. Højgaard 2001–2011
  • Sámal Petur í Grund 1998–2001
  • Helena Dam á Neystabø 1993–1998
  • Lasse Klein 1988–1993
  • Hilmar Kass 1970–1988

Election results[edit]

Faroese general election[edit]

Year Votes Members
# % # ±
1906 579 37.6%
8 / 20
New
1908 340 33.9%
7 / 20
Decrease 1
1910 289 24.5%
7 / 20
Steady 0
1912 365 41.6%
7 / 20
Steady 0
1914 625 47.2%
8 / 20
Increase 1
1916 542 51.7%
9 / 20
Increase 1
1918 2,938 49.7%
11 / 20
Increase 2
1920 2,476 41.6%
10 / 20
Decrease 1
1924 2,450 39.1%
10 / 23
Steady 0
1928 2,680 42.3%
11 / 23
Increase 1
1932 2,931 37.3%
8 / 21
Decrease 3
1936 2,694 34.2%
8 / 24
Steady 0
1940 1,365 16.2%
4 / 24
Decrease 4
1943 1,001 10.4%
0 / 25
Decrease 4
1945 1,239 9.4%
2 / 25
Increase 2
1946
Did not run.
1950 957 8.2%
2 / 25
Increase 2
1954 908 7.1%
2 / 27
Steady 0
1958 816 5.9%
2 / 30
Steady 0
1962 892 5.9%
2 / 29
Steady 0
1966 867 4.9%
1 / 26
Decrease 1
1970 1,010 5.6%
1 / 26
Steady 0
1974 1,430 7.2%
2 / 26
Increase 2
1978 1,626 7.2%
2 / 26
Steady 0
1980 1,953 8.4%
3 / 32
Increase 1
1984 2,135 8.5%
2 / 32
Decrease 1
1988 2,033 7.1%
2 / 32
Steady 0
1990 2,489 8.8%
3 / 32
Increase 1
1994 1,438 5.6%
2 / 32
Decrease 1
1998 2,116 7.6%
2 / 32
Steady 0
2002 1,351 4.4%
1 / 32
Decrease 1
2004 1,461 4.6%
1 / 32
Steady 0
2008 2,244 7.2%
2 / 33
Increase 1
2011 1,290 4.2%
1 / 33
Decrease 1
2015 1,301 4.0%
2 / 33
Increase 1

Danish general election[edit]

Year # of votes  % of
Faroese vote
# of
overall seats won
# of
Faroese seats won
±
1945[7] 2.521 29.2%
0 / 149
0 / 1
New
1947 809 8.4%
0 / 150
0 / 2
Steady 0
1950 535 14.8%
0 / 151
0 / 2
Steady 0
1953 (apr) 351 10.4%
0 / 151
0 / 2
Steady 0
1953 (sep) - 1968
Did not run.
1971 648 4.9%
0 / 179
0 / 2
Steady 0
1973 553 4.2%
0 / 179
0 / 2
Steady 0
1975
Did not run.
1977 551 3.4%
0 / 179
0 / 2
Steady 0
1979 797 4.3%
0 / 179
0 / 2
Steady 0
1981 867 5.2%
0 / 179
0 / 2
Steady 0
1984 1,033 5.6%
0 / 179
0 / 2
Steady 0
1987 1,070 4.8%
0 / 179
0 / 2
Steady 0
1988 897 3.9%
0 / 179
0 / 2
Steady 0
1990 1,240 6.9%
0 / 179
0 / 2
Steady 0
1994 469 2.4%
0 / 179
0 / 2
Steady 0
1998 1,603 7.7%
0 / 179
0 / 2
Steady 0
2001 434 1.6%
0 / 179
0 / 2
Steady 0
2005 585 2.4%
0 / 179
0 / 2
Steady 0
2007 799 3.5%
0 / 179
0 / 2
Steady 0
2011 481 2.3%
0 / 179
0 / 2
Steady 0
2015 403 1.7%
0 / 179
0 / 2
Steady 0

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