June 5, 2019 Confirmed


Kingdom of Denmark

Election for Folketinget (Danish Parliament)

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At stake in this Election:      

  • 179 seats in the Parliament (Folketinget)

Government Structure:

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

Electoral System:

  • In the Parliament (Folketinget), 175 members are elected by open list proportional representation in ten multi-member constituencies to serve four-year terms. An additional four members are selected from Faroe Islands and Geenland (two from each).
  • There are two kinds of seats in Danish parliamentary elections: constituency seats (allotted to the ten constituencies above) and compensatory seats. After constituency seats are awarded, compensatory seats are distributed based on the proportion of the national vote each party receives. Parties must normally reach a two percent threshold to win compensatory seats. More information on the Danish electoral system is available here.   

Main parties in this Election:*

* Based on pre-election polling – representative polling data are available here.

** Inuit Ataqatigiit and Nunatta Qitornai are parties in Greenland.

*** Tjóðveldi and Javnaðarflokkurin are parties in Faroe Islands.

Population and Registered Voters:

  • Population: 5,806,081 
  • Registered Voters: 4,145,105 (2015)*

* The current figure for registered voters will be available two weeks before election day, and will be updated then.

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 2,903,016 (2019 est.)
  • 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 Legislators: 70 (39%) of 179 seats in the Parliament
  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: 11 (2018)
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very Low (2019)

Disability Data:

  • Is Denmark a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)
  • Has Denmark ratified CRPD: Yes (24 July 2009)
  • Population with a disability: 837,225