Danish Folketing election, July 1920

Danish Folketing election, July 1920

6 July 1920

All 140 seats to the Folketing
71 seats were needed for a majority

  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Niels Neergaard Thorvald Stauning Emil Piper
Party Venstre Social Democrats Conservative People's
Last election 48 seats, 34.2% 42 seats, 29.3% 28 seats, 19.7%
Seats won 51 42 26
Seat change 3 0 2
Popular vote 344,351 285,166 180,293
Percentage 36.1% 29.9% 18.9%

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Leader Carl Theodor Zahle ?
Party Social Liberals Industry
Last election 17 seats, 11.9% 4 seats, 2.9%
Seats won 16 4
Seat change 1 0
Popular vote 109,931 25,627
Percentage 11.5% 2.7%

Prime Minister before election

Niels Neergaard
Venstre

Elected Prime Minister

Niels Neergaard
Venstre

Folketing elections were held in Denmark on 6 July 1920,[1] except in the Faroe Islands, where they were held on 3 August. The result was a victory for Venstre, which won 51 of the 140 seats. Voter turnout was 74.9% in Denmark proper and 46.4% in the Faroe Islands.[2]

Results

Denmark

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Venstre344,35136.151+3
Social Democratic Party285,16629.9420
Conservative People's Party180,29318.926–2
Danish Social Liberal Party109,93111.516–1
Industry Party25,6272.740
Independents8,1930.90New
Invalid/blank votes2,004
Total955,5651001390
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Faroe Islands

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Venstre-Union Party2,69370.610
Independent1,12429.400
Invalid/blank votes15
Total3,83210010
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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