Danish general election, 1984

Danish general election, 1984

10 January 1984

All 179 seats to the Folketing
90 seats were needed for a majority
Turnout 88.0%

  First party Second party
 
Leader Anker Jørgensen Poul Schlüter
Party Social Democrats Conservative People's
Last election 59 seats, 32.9% 26 seats, 14.5%
Seats won 56 42
Seat change 3 16
Popular vote 1,062,561 788,224
Percentage 31.6% 23.4%

Prime Minister before election

Poul Schlüter
Conservative People's

Prime Minister-elect

Poul Schlüter
Conservative People's

General elections were held in Denmark on 10 January 1984,[1] after the opposition voted against the government's state budget bill. Although the Social Democratic Party remained the largest in the Folketing with 56 of the 179 seats, the Conservative People's Party achieved its best-ever result, gaining 16 seats. The coalition partners Venstre and the Christian People's Party also increased their representation, although the fourth government party, the Centre Democrats, lost seven of their 15 seats. Overall the coalition won three more seats, and Poul Schlüter continued as Prime Minister.

Voter turnout was 88.4% in Denmark proper, 61.0% in the Faroe Islands and 63.9% in Greenland.[2]

Results

Denmark
Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party1,062,56131.656–3
Conservative People's Party788,22423.442+16
Venstre405,73712.122+2
Socialist People's Party387,12211.5210
Danish Social Liberal Party184,6425.510+1
Centre Democrats154,5534.68–7
Progress Party120,6413.66–10
Christian People's Party91,6232.75+1
Left Socialists89,3562.750
Justice Party of Denmark50,3811.500
Communist Party of Denmark23,0850.700
Socialist Workers Party2,1510.100
Communist Party of Denmark/Marxist–Leninists9780.00New
Independents9560.000
Invalid/blank votes24,723
Total3,386,7331001750
Faroe Islands
Union Party4,74425.910
People's Party4,60525.11+1
Social Democratic Party4,31723.50–1
Republican Party3,64619.900
Self-Government Party1,0335.600
Invalid/blank votes73
Total18,41810020
Greenland
Atassut9,30843.510
Siumut9,14842.610
Inuit Ataqatigiit2,97213.90New
Invalid/blank votes633
Total22,02810020
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
A
31.60%
C
23.45%
V
12.07%
F
11.51%
B
5.49%
M
4.60%
Z
3.59%
Q
2.73%
Y
2.66%
E
1.50%
K
0.69%
Others
0.12%

References

  1. Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p525 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. Nohlen & Stöver, p546
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