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Denmark
European Parliament constituency
Denmark (European Parliament constituency) is located in European Parliament constituencies 2007
Location amongst the 2007 constituencies
Created 1979
MEP(s) 14 (2004)
Source(s) [1][2]

Denmark is one single European Parliament constituency. It is currently represented by fourteen members of the European Parliament, but after the European Parliament elections of 2009 it will be represented by thirteen members. It covers the EU member state of Denmark, but not the Faroe Islands and Greenland which are not part of the EU.

Denmark uses the d'Hondt method of proportional representation. Electoral coalitions between two or more parties are allowed.

Contents

Current MEPs

As of September 2007

Name National Party EP group
Margrete Auken Socialistisk Folkeparti G–EFA
Jens-Peter Bonde JuniBevægelsen ID
Niels Busk Venstre ALDE
Mogens N.J. Camre Dansk Folkeparti UEN
Ole Christensen Socialdemokraterne PES
Anne E. Jensen Venstre ALDE
Dan Jørgensen Socialdemokraterne PES
Poul Nyrup Rasmussen Socialdemokraterne PES
Karin Riis-Jørgensen Venstre ALDE
Anders Samuelsen Ny Alliance ALDE
Christel Schaldemose Socialdemokraterne PES
Gitte Seeberg Ny Alliance EPP–ED
Søren Bo Søndergaard Folkebevægelsen mod EU GUE–NGL
Britta Thomsen Socialdemokraterne PES

1979

The 1979 European election was the first direct election to be held to the European Parliament, and hence the first time Denmark voted for their MEPs.

1984

The 1984 European election was the second election to the European Parliament.

1989

The 1989 European election was the third election to the European Parliament and was held on June 15 for Denmark. The electoral coalitions were (A + B), (C + V), (F + N) and (D + Q) and (Z) by themselves.

Party Votes Seats
No.  % ±% No. ±
Social Democrats (A) 417,076 23.3 +3.8 4 +1
People's Movement against the EEC (N) 338,953 18.9 -1.9 4 0
Venstre (V) 297,565 16.6 +4.2 3 +1
Conservative People's Party (C) 238,760 13.3 -7.5 2 -2
Socialist People's Party (F) 162,902 9.1 -0.1 1 0
Centre Democrats (D) 142,190 8.0 +1.4 2 +1
Progress Party (Z) 93,985 5.3 +1.8 0 0
Danish Social Liberal Party (B) 50,196 2.8 -0.3 0 0
Christian People's Party (Q) 47,768 2.7 -0.1 0 0
Total 1,789,395 16
Eligible voters 3,923,549
Votes cast 1,811,558 46.1
Invalid votes 22,163 1.2
References [1]

1994

The 1994 European election was the fourth election to the European Parliament and was held on June 9 for Denmark. The electoral coalitions were (B + Q), (C + D + V) and (J + N) and the remaining parties by themselves.

Party Votes Seats
No.  % ±% No. ±
Venstre (V) 394,362 19.0 +2.4 4 +1
Conservative People's Party (C) 368,890 17.7 +4.4 3 +1
Social Democrats (A) 329,202 15.8 -7.5 3 -1
June Movement (J) 316,687 15.2 +15.2 2 +2
People's Movement against the EEC Union (N) 214,735 10.3 -8.6 2 -2
Danish Social Liberal Party (B) 176,480 8.5 +5.7 1 +1
Socialist People's Party (F) 178,543 8.6 -0.5 1 0
Progress Party (Z) 59,687 2.9 -2.4 0 0
Centre Democrats (D) 18,365 0.9 -7.1 0 -2
Christian People's Party (Q) 22,986 1.1 -1.6 0 0
Total 2,079,937 16
Eligible voters 3,994,200
Votes cast 2,113,780 52.9
Invalid votes 33,843 1.6
References [2]

1999

The 1999 European election was the fifth election to the European Parliament and was held on June 10 for Denmark. The electoral coalitions were (C + D + V) and (J + N) and the remaining parties by themselves.

Party Votes Seats
No.  % ±% No. ±
Venstre (V) 460,834 23.4 +4.4 5 +1
Social Democrats (A) 324,256 16.5 +0.6 3 0
June Movement (J) 317,508 16.1 +0.9 3 +1
Danish Social Liberal Party (B) 180,089 9.1 +0.7 1 0
Conservative People's Party (C) 166,884 8.5 -9.3 1 -2
People's Movement against the EU (N) 143,709 7.3 -3.0 1 -1
Socialist People's Party (F) 140,053 7.1 -1.5 1 0
Danish People's Party (O) 114,865 5.8 +5.8 1 +1
Centre Democrats (D) 68,717 3.5 +2.6 0 0
Christian People's Party (Q) 39,128 2.0 +0.9 0 0
Progress Party (Z) 14,233 0.7 -2.1 0 0
Total 1,970,276 16
Eligible voters 4,009,594
Votes cast 2,023,306 50.5
Invalid votes 53,030 2.6
References [3]

2004

The 2004 European election was the sixth election to the European Parliament and was held on June 13 for Denmark. The opposition Social Democrats made major gains, mainly at the expense of Eurosceptic parties such as the June Movement.

The electoral coalitions were (A + F), (B + Q), (C + V), (J + N) with (O) by themselves. Compared to straight allocation by party, The People's Movement Against the EU gained one seat at the expense of the Conservative People's Party.

Party Votes Seats
No.  % ±% No. ±
Social Democrats (A) 618,412 32.6 +16.1 5 +2
Venstre (V) 366,735 19.4 -4.0 3 -2
Conservative People's Party (C) 214,972 11.3 +2.8 1 0
June Movement (J) 171,927 9.1 -7.0 1 -2
Socialist People's Party (F) 150,766 8.0 +0.9 1 0
Danish People's Party (O) 128,789 6.8 +1.0 1 0
Danish Social Liberal Party (B) 120,473 6.4 -2.7 1 0
People's Movement against the EU (N) 97,986 5.2 1 0
Christian Democrats (K) 24,286 1.3 0 0
Total 1,894,346 14 -2
Registered voters 4,012,663
Votes cast 1,921,541 47.9
Invalid votes 27,195 1.4
Valid votes 1,894,346 98.6
References [4]

2009

The next election will be in 2009 and the number of seats will be reduced from 14 to 13.

References

  1. ^ Sørensen, Jens Adser (ed.) (1989). Folketingstidende. Årborg og registre. Folketingsåret 1988-89 (Danish). Copenhagen, J. H. Schultz forlag, pp. 27-28. ISBN 87-569-6641-5.
  2. ^ Valget til Europaparlamentet den 9. juni 1994PDF (1995-01-09). Ministry of the Interior (Danish), pp. 2, 4, 5, 14, 16. Retrieved on 2007-10-07.
  3. ^ Valget til Europaparlamentet den 10. juni 1999PDF (1999-07-03). Ministry of the Interior (Danish), pp. 2, 4, 15, 17. Retrieved on 2007-09-03.
  4. ^ Valget til Europaparlamentet den 13. juni 2004PDF (2007-08-08). Ministry of the Interior and Health (Danish), pp. 8, 11, 21. ISBN 978-87-7602-238-0. Retrieved on 2007-10-03.

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