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Elections in Denmark gives information on elections and election results in Denmark.

Denmark elects a legislature on a national level. The Danish Parliament (Folketinget) has 179 members elected for four year terms. 135 of them are elected by proportional representation in 10 constituencies and 40 supplementary seats are allotted in proportion to the total vote of the parties. To get a share of supplementary seats a party needs to get at least 2 per cent of the total number of votes. The Faroe Islands and Greenland directly elect 2 members each.

Denmark has a multi-party system. Elections normally result in two strong parties.

Latest elections

e • d  Summary of the 13 November 2007 Parliament of Denmark election results
Parties Leaders Votes  % Seats +/ –
Denmark
Liberals (Venstre) (V) Anders Fogh Rasmussen 908,472 26.2% 46 –6
Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) (A) Helle Thorning-Schmidt 881,037 25.5% 45 –2
Danish People's Party (Dansk Folkeparti) (O) Pia Kjærsgaard 479,532 13.9% 25 +1
Socialist People's Party (Socialistisk Folkeparti) (F) Villy Søvndal 450,975 13.0% 23 +12
Conservative People's Party (Det Konservative Folkeparti) (C) Bendt Bendtsen 359,404 10.4% 18 ±0
Social Liberal Party (Det Radikale Venstre) (B) Margrethe Vestager 177,161 5.1% 9 –8
New Alliance (Ny Alliance) (Y) Naser Khader 97,295 2.8% 5 +5
Red-Green Alliance (Enhedslisten) (Ø) Collective leadership 74,982 2.2% 4 –2
Christian Democrats (Kristendemokraterne) (K) Bodil Kornbek 30,013 0.9% 0 ±0
Candidates without parties 549 0.0% 0 ±0
Subtotal 3,459,420 100.0% 175
Faroe Islands
Republican Party (Tjóðveldi) (E) Høgni Hoydal 5,949 25.4 1 ±0.0 %
Union Party (Sambandsflokkurin) (B) Kaj Leo Johannesen 5,413 23.5 1 +2.1 %
People's Party (Fólkaflokkurin) (A) Jørgen Niclasen 4,726 20.5 0 -3.6 %
Social Democratic Party (Javnaðarflokkurin) (C) Jóannes Eidesgaard 4,702 20.4 0 -1.8 %
Centre Party (Miðflokkurin) (H) Álvur Kirke 1,577 6.8 0 +3.5 %
Self-Government Party (Sjálvstýrisflokkurin) (D) Kári P. Højgaard 797 3.5 0 +1.1 %
Subtotal 23,164 100% 2
Greenland
Inuit Community (Inuit Ataqatigiit) Josef Motzfeldt 7,107 33.5 1
Forward (Siumut) Hans Enoksen 6,658 31.4 1
Feeling of Community (Atassut) Finn Karlsen 4,004 18.9 0
Democrats (Demokraatit) Per Berthelsen 3,436 16.2 0
Subtotal 21,205 100% 2
Total (Turnout: 86.6 %) 179 Seats

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