Danish general election, 1981

Danish general election, 1981

8 December 1981

All 179 seats to the Folketing
90 seats were needed for a majority
Turnout 82.8%

  First party Second party
 
Leader Anker Jørgensen Poul Schlüter
Party Social Democrats Conservative People's
Last election 68 seats, 38.3% 22 seats, 12.5%
Seats won 59 26
Seat change 9 4
Popular vote 1,026,726 451,478
Percentage 32.9% 14.5%

Prime Minister before election

Anker Jørgensen
Social Democrats

Prime Minister-elect

Anker Jørgensen
Social Democrats

General elections were held in Denmark on 8 December 1981.[1] The Social Democratic Party remained the largest in the Folketing, with 59 of the 179 seats. Voter turnout was 83.3% in Denmark proper, 55.4% in the Faroe Islands and 61.0% in Greenland.[2]

Results

Denmark
Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party1,026,72632.959–9
Conservative People's Party451,47814.526+4
Socialist People's Party353,37311.321+10
Venstre353,28011.320–2
Progress Party278,3838.916–4
Centre Democrats258,5228.315+9
Danish Social Liberal Party160,0535.19–1
Left Socialists82,7112.75–1
Christian People's Party72,1742.34–1
Justice Party of Denmark45,1741.40–5
Communist Party of Denmark34,6251.100
Communist Workers Party4,2230.100
Socialist Workers Party2,0340.10New
Independents8070.000
Invalid/blank votes19,881
Total3,143,4441001750
Faroe Islands
Union Party4,39326.410
Social Democratic Party4,07024.510
Republican Party3,44120.700
People's Party3,07318.500
Self-Government Party8675.200
Progress and Fisheries Party7734.700
Invalid/blank votes79
Total16,69610020
Greenland
Atassut9,22348.910
Siumut7,12637.710
Independents2,52913.40New
Invalid/blank votes925
Total19,80310020
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
A
32.87%
C
14.45%
F
11.31%
V
11.31%
Z
8.91%
M
8.28%
B
5.12%
Y
2.65%
Q
2.31%
E
1.45%
K
1.11%
Others
0.23%

References

  1. Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p525 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. Nohlen & Stöver, p545
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