Danish general election, 1990

Danish general election, 1990

12 December 1990

All 179 seats to the Folketing
90 seats were needed for a majority
Turnout 82.3%

  First party Second party
 
Leader Svend Auken Poul Schlüter
Party Social Democrats Conservative People's
Last election 59 seats, 29.8% 35 seats, 19.3%
Seats won 69 30
Seat change 14 5
Popular vote 1,221,121 517,293
Percentage 37.4% 16.0%
Swing 7.6% 3.3%

Prime Minister before election

Poul Schlüter
Conservative People's

Prime Minister-elect

Poul Schlüter
Conservative People's

General elections were held in Denmark on 12 December 1990.[1] Although the election resulted in a strong gain for the Social Democratic Party, Poul Schlüter's coalition government was able to continue despite the Danish Social Liberal Party leaving. Schlüter's coalition consisted of the Conservative People's Party and Venstre. Voter turnout was 82.8% in Denmark proper, 54.4% in the Faroe Islands and 50.8% in Greenland.[2]

Results

Denmark
Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party1,211,12137.469+14
Conservative People's Party517,29316.030–5
Venstre511,64315.829+7
Socialist People's Party268,7598.315–9
Progress Party208,4846.412–4
Centre Democrats165,5565.190
Danish Social Liberal Party114,8883.57–3
Christian People's Party74,1742.340
Common Course57,8961.800
Red-Green Alliance54,0381.70New
De Grønne27,6420.900
Justice Party of Denmark17,1810.50New
Humanist Party7630.00New
Independents10,2240.300
Invalid/blank votes25,758
Total3,265,4201001750
Faroe Islands
Social Democratic Party4,83527.01+1
People's Party4,58225.610
Union Party4,55825.50–1
Republican Party2,37713.300
Self-Government Party1,2406.900
Christian People's Party2851.600
Invalid/blank votes79
Total17,95610020
Greenland
Siumut8,27242.810
Atassut7,07836.610
Inuit Ataqatigiit3,28117.000
Polar Party3661.900
Independents3331.70New
Invalid/blank votes741
Total20,08010020
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
A
37.38%
C
15.97%
V
15.79%
F
8.30%
Z
6.44%
D
5.11%
B
3.55%
Q
2.29%
P
1.79%
Ø
1.67%
G
0.85%
E
0.53%
Others
0.34%

References

  1. Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p525 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. Nohlen & Stöver, p548
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