List of political parties in Denmark: Wikis

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This article lists political parties in Denmark.

Denmark has a multi-party system, with two or three strong parties, and four or five other significant parties. The government typically consists of several parties and a small number of supporting parties. No single party has formed a government alone since 1982.

The Ministry of Social Welfare registers and validates party names and the official party letters for all parties that participate in national elections. On ballots, the parties are sorted alphabetically by party letter.

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Parties represented in the Folketing

Party letter Party name Representation as of March 2010 Comments
Folketing (parliament) European Parliament
V Venstre Venstre, Danmarks liberale parti (Venstre, Denmark's Liberal Party) 47 3 Liberal, with conservative liberal policies.[citation needed] Leader: Lars Løkke Rasmussen
A Social Democrats Socialdemokraterne [1] 45 4 Left-wing, social democratic. Leader: Helle Thorning-Schmidt
O Danish People's Party Dansk Folkeparti 24 2 Right-wing, populist, conservative. Leader: Pia Kjærsgaard
F Socialist People's Party Socialistisk Folkeparti 23 2 Left-wing, social democratic and green. Leader: Villy Søvndal
C Conservative People's Party Det Konservative Folkeparti 18 1 Conservative. Leader: Lene Espersen
B Danish Social Liberal Party Det Radikale Venstre 9 0 Social-liberal. Parliamentary group leader: Margrethe Vestager
Ø Red-Green Alliance Enhedslisten 4 0 Originally an alliance of Communist Party of Denmark Danmarks Kommunistiske Parti, Socialist Workers' Party Socialistisk Arbejderparti and the Left Socialists Venstresocialisterne.
I Liberal Alliance Liberal Alliance 3 0 Centre-right, socially liberal party. Leader: Leif Mikkelsen
Fokus Fokus 1 0 Centre-right, animal welfare/animal rights, ecology. Leader Christian H. Hansen

Parties without parliamentary representation

Defunct parties

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References

  1. ^ The party's former name, "Socialdemokratiet", is still frequently used.
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