Danish Folketing election, 1926

Danish Folketing election, 1926

2 December 1926

All 149 seats to the Folketing
75 seats were needed for a majority

  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Thorvald Stauning Thomas Madsen-Mygdal Emil Piper
Party Social Democrats Venstre Conservative People's
Last election 55 seats, 36.6% 44 seats, 28.3% 28 seats, 18.9%
Seats won 53 46 30
Seat change 2 2 2
Popular vote 497,106 378,137 275,793
Percentage 37.2% 28.3% 20.6%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Leader Carl Theodor Zahle Collective leadership ?
Party Social Liberals Justice Schleswig
Last election 20 seats, 13.0% 0 seats, 1.0% 1 seat, 0.6%
Seats won 16 2 1
Seat change 4 2 0
Popular vote 150,931 17,463 10,422
Percentage 11.3% 1.3% 0.8%

Prime Minister before election

Thorvald Stauning
Social Democrats

Elected Prime Minister

Thomas Madsen-Mygdal
Venstre

Folketing elections were held in Denmark on 2 December 1926,[1] except in the Faroe Islands where they were held on 20 December. The Social Democratic Party remained the largest in the Folketing, with 53 of the 149 seats. Voter turnout was 77.0% in Denmark proper and 40.2% in the Faroes.[2]

Results

Denmark

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party497,10637.253–2
Venstre378,13728.346+2
Conservative People's Party275,79320.630+2
Danish Social Liberal Party150,93111.316–4
Justice Party of Denmark17,4631.32+2
Schleswig Party10,4220.810
Communist Party of Denmark5,6780.400
South Jutland Self-Government Party2,1170.10New
Invalid/blank votes3,579
Total1,341,2261001480
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Faroe Islands

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Venstre-Union Party2,60063.010
Social Democratic Party1,01924.70New
Independent50512.20New
Invalid/blank votes31
Total4,15510010
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References

  1. Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p524 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. Nohlen & Stöver, p538
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