Talk:Elections in the Faroe Islands

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How are the two Faroe Folketing members elected?

The islands are one big constituency. The two parties that get the most votes win the seats, which are then allocated to the candidate within the party who has received the most votes. Only the four big parties run (no chance for the smaller ones).--Batmacumba (talk) 01:25, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

The smaller parties also run for the Folketing elections even though they know that they don't stand a chance. This year the Folketing election is scheduled only one month prior to the election for the Løgting, and the parties consider it as a chance to promote themselves for the Løgting-election as well as for the Folketing-election when it is just one or two months before the Faroese elections for the Løgting. EileenSanda (talk) 06:00, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
You can see from the results from 2001 from the Folketing-elections in the Faroe Islands, that both Sjálvstýrisflokkurin and Miðflokkurin ran for the Folketing elections. In the 2011 elections Sjálvstýrisflokkurin, Miðflokkurin and Uttanflokkalisi (Poul Michelsen from Framsókn) ran for the Folketing-elections in the Faroe Islands. EileenSanda (talk) 06:15, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

Yeah, I found out shortly after I wrote it. Thought I knew.--Batmacumba (talk) 15:10, 15 April 2015 (UTC)