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The Danish Parliament

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
05.06.2019
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
05.06.2019
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
30.06.2023
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
179
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
900
Number of male candidates Number of male candidates
591
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
309
The number of women candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
No
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
34.33%
Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
13

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
4,219,537
Votes Number of people who actually voted
3,569,521
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
84.6%

Results

Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
10
Percentage of parties winning seats The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of parties which won parliamentary representation by the number of parties contesting the election.
76.92%
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
26.82%
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total Constituency seats Compensatory seats
Social Democratic Party 48 44 4
Liberal Party (Venstre) 43 39 4
Danish People's Party 16 11 5
Social Liberal Party (RV) 16 12 4
Socialist People's Party 14 12 2
Unity List-Red-Green Alliance 13 7 6
Conservative People's Party 12 9 3
Alternative 5 1 4
The New Right 4 0 4
Liberal Alliance 4 0 4
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
109
Number of women elected
70
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
39.11%
Other notes
Four other members are elected separately from Greenland and the Faroe Islands. The "Parties or coalitions winning seats" above exclude the election results for these four members. Election results for Greenland: Inuit Ataqatigiits: 1 seat Forward (Siumut): 1 seat Election results for the Faroe Islands: Union Party (Sambandsflokkurin): 1 Social Democratic Party (Javnaðarflokkurin): 1 seat
Sources
Parliament (12.06.2019) https://www.dst.dk/valg/Valg1684447/valgopg/valgopgHL.htm
Women Directly Elected
70

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
109
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
70
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
20.06.2019
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Henrik Dam Kristensen (Male)
Political party
Social Democratic Party
Date of election
21.06.2019