ElectionGudie

Nov. 13, 2007 Held

3,483,533
Voted
Denmark

Kingdom of Denmark

Election for Folketinget (Danish Parliament)

Results

86%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:3,483,533
Valid Votes:3,459,420
Invalid Votes:24,113

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Liberal Party 46 - 908,472

26.26%

Social Democratic Party 45 - 881,037

25.47%

Danish People's Party 25 - 479,532

13.86%

Socialist People's Party 23 - 450,975

13.04%

Conservative Party 18 - 359,404

10.39%

Social Liberal Party 9 - 177,161

5.12%

New Alliance 5 - 97,295

2.81%

Unity List-Red Green Alliance 4 - 74,982

2.17%

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.

* The monarchy is hereditary.

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen is hereditary N/A.
  • In the Parliament (Folketing) 179 members are elected by proportional representation in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Liberal Party (V)
    • Leader: Anders Fogh RASMUSSEN
    • Seats won in this election: 46
    • Seats won in last election: 52
  • Party: Social Democratic Party (SD)
    • Leader: Helle THORNING-SCHMIDT
    • Seats won in this election: 45
    • Seats won in last election: 47
  • Party: Danish People's Party (SD)
    • Leader: Pia KJAERSGAARD
    • Seats won in this election: 25
    • Seats won in last election: 24
  • Party: Conservative Party (KF)
    • Leader: Bendt BENDTSEN
    • Seats won in this election: 18
    • Seats won in last election: 18
  • Party: Social Liberal Party (RV)
    • Leader: Margrethe VESTAGER
    • Seats won in this election: 9
    • Seats won in last election: 17
  • Party: Socialist People's Party (SF)
    • Leader: Viully SOEVNDAL
    • Seats won in this election: 23
    • Seats won in last election: 11
  • Party: Unity List-Red Green Alliance (EL)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 4
    • Seats won in last election: 6
  • Party: New Alliance
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 5
    • Seats won in last election: 0

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 5,461,438 (2007)
  • Registered Voters: 4,022,920 (November 2007 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 2,758,026 (2007)

·         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: 67 (following the 2007 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: 819,215 (est.)