ElectionGudie

Feb. 8, 2005 Held

3,384,560
Voted
Denmark

Kingdom of Denmark

Election for Folketinget (Danish Parliament)

Results

84%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:3,384,560
Valid Votes:3,357,212
Invalid Votes:27,348

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Liberal Party 52 - 974,636

29.03%

Social Democratic Party 47 - 867,349

25.84%

Danish People's Party 24 - 444,497

13.24%

Conservative People's Party 18 - 344,886

10.27%

Social Liberal Party 17 - 308,212

9.18%

Socialist People's Party 11 - 201,047

5.99%

Unity List 6 - 114,123

3.40%

People's Party 1 - -

-1.00%

Christian Democrats - - -

-1.00%

Inuit Ataquatigiit 1 - -

-1.00%

Republican Party 1 - -

-1.00%

Siumut 1 - -

-1.00%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 179 seats in the Parliament

Description of government structure:

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

Description of electoral system:

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

*** Two seats are reserved for representatives from Greenland and another two seats are for the Faroe Islands.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Liberal Party (V)
    • Leader: Anders Fogh RASMUSSEN
    • Seats won in this election: 52
    • Seats won in last election: 56
  • Party: Social Democratic Party (SD)
    • Leader: Mogens LYKKETOFT
    • Seats won in this election: 47
    • Seats won in last election: 52
  • Party: Danish People's Party (DF)
    • Leader: Pia KJAERSGAARD
    • Seats won in this election: 24
    • Seats won in last election: 22
  • Party: Conservative People's Party (KF)
    • Leader: Bendt BENDTSEN
    • Seats won in this election: 18
    • Seats won in last election: 16
  • Party: Social Liberal Party (RV)
    • Leader: Soren BALD
    • Seats won in this election: 17
    • Seats won in last election: 9
  • Party: Socialist People's Party / (SF)
    • Leader: Holger K. NIELSEN
    • Seats won in this election: 11
    • Seats won in last election: 12
  • Party: Unity List (EL)*******
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 6
    • Seats won in last election: 4
  • Party: Siumut
    • Leader: Hans ENOKSEN
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • Party: Inuit Ataquatigiit
    • Leader: Josef MOTZFELDT
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • Party: Republican Party / Tjooveldisflokkurin
    • Leader: Hogni HOWDAL
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • Party: People's Party / Folkaflokkurin
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Christian Democrats (K)
    • Leader: Marianne KARLSMOSE
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 4

******* The Unity List consists of the Left Socialist Party, Communist Party of Denmark, and the Socialist Workers' Party.

Last Parliamentary election:

  • The last parliamentary elections were held on November 20, 2001.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 5,419,432 (2005)
  • Registered Voters: 4,003,616 (February 2005 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 2,736,813 (2005)

·         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: 66 (following the 2005 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: 812,914 (est.)