Danish general election, 1987

Danish general election, 1987

8 September 1987

All 179 seats to the Folketing
90 seats were needed for a majority
Turnout 86.2%

  First party Second party
 
Leader Anker Jørgensen Poul Schlüter
Party Social Democrats Conservative People's
Last election 56 seats, 31.6% 42 seats, 23.4%
Seats won 54 38
Seat change 2 4
Popular vote 985,906 700,886
Percentage 29.3% 20.8%

Prime Minister before election

Poul Schlüter
Conservative People's

Prime Minister-elect

Poul Schlüter
Conservative People's

General elections were held in Denmark on 8 September 1987.[1] Although the Social Democratic Party remained the largest in the Folketing with 54 of the 179 seats, the Conservative People's Party-led coalition government was able to continue. Voter turnout was 86.7% in Denmark proper, 68.9% in the Faroe Islands and 44.9% in Greenland.[2]

Results

Denmark
Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party985,90629.354–2
Conservative People's Party700,88620.838–4
Socialist People's Party490,17614.627+6
Venstre354,29110.519–3
Danish Social Liberal Party209,0866.211+1
Centre Democrats161,0704.89+1
Progress Party160,4614.89+3
Christian People's Party79,6642.44–1
Common Course72,6312.24New
Left Socialists46,1411.40–5
De Grønne45,0761.30New
Communist Party of Denmark28,9740.900
Justice Party of Denmark16,3590.500
Humanist Party5,6750.20New
Socialist Workers Party1,8080.000
Communist Party of Denmark/Marxist–Leninists9870.000
Independents3,3660.100
Invalid/blank votes26,644
Total3,389,2011001750
Faroe Islands
People's Party6,41128.810
Social Democratic Party5,48624.71+1
Union Party5,34524.00–1
Republican Party3,47815.600
Self-Government Party1,0704.800
Progress Party4382.00New
Invalid/blank votes157
Total22,38510020
Greenland
Siumut6,94443.310
Atassut6,62741.310
Inuit Ataqatigiit2,00112.500
Polar Party4743.00New
Invalid/blank votes934
Total16,98010020
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
A
29.32%
C
20.84%
F
14.58%
V
10.54%
B
6.22%
D
4.79%
Z
4.77%
Q
2.37%
P
2.16%
Y
1.37%
G
1.34%
K
0.86%
E
0.49%
Others
0.35%

References

  1. Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p. 525 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. Nohlen & Stöver, p547
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