Danish general election, 1975

Danish general election, 1975

9 January 1975

All 179 seats to the Folketing
90 seats were needed for a majority
Turnout 87.8%

  First party Second party
 
Leader Anker Jørgensen Poul Hartling
Party Social Democrats Venstre
Last election 46 seats, 25.6% 22 seats, 12.3%
Seats won 53 42
Seat change 7 20
Popular vote 913,155 711,298
Percentage 29.9% 23.3%

Prime Minister before election

Poul Hartling
Venstre

Prime Minister-elect

Anker Jørgensen
Social Democrats

General elections were held in Denmark on 9 January 1975.[1] The result was a victory for the Social Democratic Party, who won 53 of the 179 seats. Voter turnout was 88.2% in Denmark proper, 56.1% in the Faroe Islands and 68.7% in Greenland.[2]

Results

Denmark
Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party913,15529.953+7
Venstre711,29823.342+20
Progress Party414,21913.624–4
Danish Social Liberal Party216,5537.113–7
Conservative People's Party168,1645.510–6
Christian People's Party162,7345.39+2
Socialist People's Party150,9635.09–2
Communist Party of Denmark127,8374.27+1
Centre Democrats66,3162.24–10
Left Socialists63,5792.14+4
Justice Party of Denmark54,0951.80–5
Independents5390.000
Invalid/blank votes18,850
Total3,068,3021001750
Faroe Islands
Social Democratic Party4,11229.710
Republican Party3,56325.710
Union Party3,21923.200
People's Party2,95721.300
Invalid/blank votes43
Total13,80810020
Greenland
Independents16,64910020
Invalid/blank votes421
Total17,07010020
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
A
29.94%
V
23.33%
Z
13.58%
B
7.10%
C
5.51%
Q
5.34%
F
4.95%
K
4.19%
M
2.17%
Y
2.08%
E
1.77%
Others
0.02%

References

  1. Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p524 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. Nohlen & Stöver, p544
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