Aug. 31, 2019 Held

Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands

Election for Løgting (Faroese Parliament)


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:33,929
Valid Votes:33,779
Invalid Votes:150
Election Results Modified: Jun 21, 2024

General Information


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.




Party Leader




People's Party (Fólkaflokkurin

Jørgen Niclasen



Social Democratic Party (Javnaðarflokkurin

Aksel V. Johannesen



Unionist Party (Sambandsflokkurin

Bárður á Steig Nielsen



Republic Party (Tjóðveldi

Høgni Hoydal



Center Party (Miðflokkurin

Jenis av Rana



Progressive Party (Framsókn

Poul Michelsen



Self-Government (Sjálvstýri

Jógvan Skorheim



Cannabis Initiative (Framtakið fyri rættinum at velja kannabis) 

Hallur Hjalgrímsson Djurhuus



Faroese Party (Føroyaflokkurin) 






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


Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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