ElectionGudie

Nov. 20, 2001 Held

3,484,915
Voted
Denmark

Kingdom of Denmark

Election for Folketinget (Danish Parliament)

Results

86%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:3,484,915
Valid Votes:3,449,668
Invalid Votes:9,570

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Liberal Party 56 - 1,077,858

31.25%

Social Democratic Party 52 - 1,003,323

29.08%

Danish People's Party 22 - 413,987

12.00%

Conservative Party 16 - 312,770

9.07%

Other Parties 8 - 242,865

7.04%

Socialist People's Party 12 - 219,842

6.37%

Social Liberal Party 9 - 179,023

5.19%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 179 seats in the Parliament (Folketing)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen MARGRETHE II
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Anders Fogh RASMUSSEN
  • Assembly: Denmark has a unicameral Parliament (Folketing) with 179 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen is hereditary N/A.
  • In the Parliament (Folketing) 179 members are elected by direct popular vote to serve 4-year terms.***

*** Of the 179 seats, 2 each are reserved for the Faroe Islands and Greenland.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Liberal Party
    • Leader: Andre Fogh RASMUSSEN
    • Seats won in this election: 56
    • Seats won in last election: 42
  • Party: Social Democratic Party (SD)
    • Leader: Poul Nyrup RASMUSSEN
    • Seats won in this election: 52
    • Seats won in last election: 63
  • Party: Danish People's Party
    • Leader: Pia KJAERSGAARD
    • Seats won in this election: 22
    • Seats won in last election: 13
  • Party: Conservative Party
    • Leader: Bendt BENDTSEN
    • Seats won in this election: 16
    • Seats won in last election: 16
  • Party: Socialist People's Party
    • Leader: Holger K. NIELSEN
    • Seats won in this election: 12
    • Seats won in last election: 13
  • Party: Social Liberal Party
    • Leader: Marianne JELVED
    • Seats won in this election: 9
    • Seats won in last election: 7
  • Party: Other Parties
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 8
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Parliamentary elections to the National Assembly were last held on 11 March 1998. There were 179 seats decided in the last election.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 5,358,783 (2001)
  • Registered Voters: 3,998,957 (2001)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 2,706,185 (2001)

·         Is Denmark a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)

·         Has Denmark ratified CEDAW: Yes (21 April 1983)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 68 (following the 2001 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 4 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Denmark a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Denmark ratified CRPD: Yes (24 July 2009)

·         Population with a disability: 803,817 (est.)