ElectionGudie

April 24, 2018 Held

29,296
Voted
Greenland

Greenland

Election for Kalaallit Nunaanni Inatsisartut (Greenland Diet)

Results

71%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:29,296
Valid Votes:29,005
Invalid Votes:291

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Siumut 9 - 7,959

27.20%

Inuit Ataqatigiit 8 - 7,478

25.50%

Democrats 6 - 5,712

19.50%

Partii Naleraq 4 - 3,931

13.40%

Solidarity 2 - 1,730

5.90%

Cooperation Party 1 - 1,193

4.10%

Nunatta Qitornai 1 - 1,002

3.40%

More Info:

Greenland: Parliament, 24 April 2018

At stake in this election:     

  • 31 seats in Greenland’s Diet (Kalaallit Nunaanni Inatsisartut)  

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen of Denmark MARGRETHE II of Denmark (since 14 January 1972)
  • High Commissioner: Mikaela ENGELL (since April 2011)
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Aleqa HAMMOND (since 13 March 2013)
  • Assembly: Greenland has a unicameral Parliament (Diet/Kalaallit Nunaanni Inatsisartut) with 31 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen of Denmark is hereditary.
  • The High Commissioner is appointed by the monarch.
  • The Prime Minister is elected by parliament to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the Parliament (Diet/Kalaallit Nunaanni Inatsisartut) 31 members are elected by open list proportional representation in multi-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms.*

* Votes are tabulated using the d’Hondt method.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Simut (S)
    • Leader: Kim KIELSEN
    • Seats won in last election: 11
  • Party: Inuit Ataqatigiit (IA)
    • Leader: Sara OLSVIG
    • Seats won in last election: 11
  • Party: Democrats / Demokraatit (D)
    • Leader: Randi EVALDSEN
    • Seats won in last election: 4
  • Party: Solidarity / Atassut (A)
    • Leader: Siverth HEILMANN
    • Seats won in last election: 2
  • Party: Cooperation / Suleqatigiissitsisut
    • Leader: Michael ROSING
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Nunatta Qitornai
    • ​Leader: Vittus QUJAUKITSOQ
    • Seats won in last election: 0

Last election:

  • The last election to the Diet in Greenland was a snap election held on 28 November 2014. Protests over an “expenses scandal involving Prime Minister Aleqa HAMMOND” led to the fall of the government on 1 October 2014. The Simiut party (S - 34.6%) and Inuit Ataqatigiit (IA - 33.5%) won 11 seats each. The Democrats (11.8%) took 4 seats and Solidarity (6.5%) took 2. Full results can be found here.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 57,728 (July 2014 est)
  • Registered Voters: 40,588 (March 2013)