1990 Danish general election

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1990 Danish general election
Kingdom of Denmark
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All 179 seats in the Folketing
Turnout82.3%
Party Leader % Seats ±
Social Democrats Svend Auken 37.4% 69 +14
Conservative Poul Schlüter 16.0% 30 -5
Venstre Uffe Ellemann-Jensen 15.8% 29 +7
SF Gert Petersen 8.3% 15 -9
Progress Pia Kjærsgaard 6.4% 12 -4
Centre Democrats Mimi Jakobsen 5.1% 9 0
Social Liberals Marianne Jelved 3.5% 7 -3
KrF Flemming Kofod-Svendsen 2.3% 4 0
Elected in the Faroe Islands
Social Democratic Atli Dam 27.0% 1 +1
People's Jógvan Sundstein 25.6% 1 0
Elected in Greenland
Siumut Jonathan Motzfeldt 42.8% 1 0
Atassut Konrad Steenholdt 36.6% 1 0
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Folketing1990.svg
Prime Minister before Prime Minister-elect
Poul Schlüter
Conservative
Poul Schlüter
Conservative

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[edit]

1990 Danish Folketing.svg
Denmark
Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party 1,211,121 37.4 69 +14
Conservative People's Party 517,293 16.0 30 –5
Venstre 511,643 15.8 29 +7
Socialist People's Party 268,759 8.3 15 –9
Progress Party 208,484 6.4 12 –4
Centre Democrats 165,556 5.1 9 0
Danish Social Liberal Party 114,888 3.5 7 –3
Christian People's Party 74,174 2.3 4 0
Common Course 57,896 1.8 0 0
Red-Green Alliance 54,038 1.7 0 New
De Grønne 27,642 0.9 0 0
Justice Party of Denmark 17,181 0.5 0 New
Humanist Party 763 0.0 0 New
Independents 10,224 0.3 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 25,758
Total 3,265,420 100 175 0
Faroe Islands
Social Democratic Party 4,835 27.0 1 +1
People's Party 4,582 25.6 1 0
Union Party 4,558 25.5 0 –1
Republican Party 2,377 13.3 0 0
Self-Government Party 1,240 6.9 0 0
Christian People's Party 285 1.6 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 79
Total 17,956 100 2 0
Greenland
Siumut 8,272 42.8 1 0
Atassut 7,078 36.6 1 0
Inuit Ataqatigiit 3,281 17.0 0 0
Polar Party 366 1.9 0 0
Independents 333 1.7 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 741
Total 20,080 100 2 0
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[edit]

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