ElectionGudie

Aug. 31, 2019 Held

33,929
Voted
Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands

Election for Løgting (Faroese Parliament)

Results

89%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:33,929
Valid Votes:33,779
Invalid Votes:150

More Info:

 

At Stake in this Election:      

  • The 33 members of the Løgting.

Government Structure:

  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Aksel V. JOHANNESEN
  • Assembly: Legislative assembly, the Løgting, consisting of 33 members.

Electoral System[1]:

  • The Faroe Islands are a self-governing nation with a high degree of autonomy encompassed by the external sovereignty of the Kingdom of Denmark. The political system is a variation of the Scandinavian style of parliamentary democracy.
  • The legislative assembly, the Løgting, consists of 33 members serving for a period of four years. They are elected by popular vote and the Faroe Islands vote as a single constituency.
  • The executive government, Føroya Landsstýri, is headed by the Prime Minister, known in Faroese as løgmaður.

 

Results:

Party

Party Leader

Votes

%

Seats

People's Party (Fólkaflokkurin

Jørgen Niclasen

  8,290

 24.5 

Social Democratic Party (Javnaðarflokkurin

Aksel V. Johannesen

  7,480

 22.1 

Unionist Party (Sambandsflokkurin

Bárður á Steig Nielsen

  6,874

 20.3 

Republic Party (Tjóðveldi

Høgni Hoydal

  6,127

 18.1 

Center Party (Miðflokkurin

Jenis av Rana

  1,815

 5.4 

Progressive Party (Framsókn

Poul Michelsen

  1,559

 4.6 

Self-Government (Sjálvstýri

Jógvan Skorheim

  1,157

 3.4 

Cannabis Initiative (Framtakið fyri rættinum at velja kannabis) 

Hallur Hjalgrímsson Djurhuus

  310

 0.9 

Faroese Party (Føroyaflokkurin) 

 

  167

 0.5 

0

 

Population and Registered Voters:

  • Population: 51,894[2] (Jul. 2019)
  • Registered Voters: 37,827[3]

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 24,516[4] (2018 est.)
  • Is Faroe Islands a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)
  • Has Faroe Islands ratified CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)
  • Gender Quota: N/A
  • Female Candidates in this election: N/A
  • Number of Female Legislators: N/A
  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: N/A
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

  • Is Faroe Islands a signatory to CRPD: N/A
  • Has Faroe Islands ratified CRPD: N/A
  • Population with a Disability: N/A