2019 Danish general election

2019 Danish general election
Kingdom of Denmark
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All 179 seats in the Folketing
175 from Denmark, 2 from Greenland and 2 from the Faroe Islands.
Turnout84.6% (Denmark)
70.3 (Faroe Islands)
49.9% (Greenland)
PartyLeader%Seats±
Social DemocratsMette Frederiksen 25.9% 48 +1
VenstreLars Løkke Rasmussen 23.4% 43 +9
DPPKristian Thulesen Dahl 8.7% 16 -21
Social LiberalsMorten Østergaard 8.6% 16 +8
SFPia Olsen Dyhr 7.7% 14 +7
Red–GreenPernille Skipper[a] 6.9% 13 -1
ConservativeSøren Pape Poulsen 6.6% 12 +6
The AlternativeUffe Elbæk 3.0% 5 -4
New RightPernille Vermund 2.4% 4 New
Liberal AllianceAnders Samuelsen 2.3% 4 -9
Elected in the Faroe Islands
UnionBárður á Steig Nielsen 28.8% 1 +1
Social DemocraticAksel V. Johannesen 25.5% 1 0
Elected in Greenland
Inuit AtaqatigiitMúte Bourup Egede 33.4% 1 0
SiumutKim Kielsen 29.4% 1 0
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Wahlkarte Folketing Dänemark 2019 da.svg
Most voted-for party by constituency in Denmark proper
Prime Minister before Prime Minister after
Lars Løkke Rasmussen - 2018 (MUS6631) (cropped).jpg Lars Løkke Rasmussen
Venstre
Mette Frederiksen
Social Democrats
Mette Frederiksen - 2010.jpg

General elections were held in Denmark on 5 June 2019 to elect all 179 members of the Folketing;[2] 175 in Denmark proper, two in the Faroe Islands and two in Greenland. The elections took place ten days after the European Parliament elections.[3]

The elections resulted in a victory for the "red bloc", comprising parties that supported the Social Democrats' leader Mette Frederiksen as candidate for Prime Minister. The "red bloc", consisting of the Social Democrats, the Social Liberals, Socialist People's Party, the Red–Green Alliance, the Faroese Social Democratic Party and the Greenlandic Siumut,[4] won 93 of the 179 seats, securing a parliamentary majority. Meanwhile, the incumbent governing coalition, consisting of Venstre, the Liberal Alliance and the Conservative People's Party whilst receiving outside parliamentary support from the Danish People's Party and Nunatta Qitornai, was reduced to 76 seats (including the Venstre-affiliated Union Party in the Faroe Islands).

On 6 June, incumbent Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen of the centre-right liberal Venstre party tendered his resignation, and Frederiksen was tasked with forming a new government. On 25 June, Frederiksen reached an agreement with the red bloc, and on 27 June she was appointed Prime Minister and her government, a single-party Social Democratic government, took office.

Background

At the 2015 general election, a narrow majority was won by the Danish People's Party, Venstre, Liberal Alliance and the Conservative People's Party, colloquially known as the "blue bloc". They won 90 seats in the Folketing versus 89 seats for the remaining parties, all belonging to the "red bloc". Ten days later, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, the leader of Venstre, became Prime Minister, when Venstre formed a single-party government supported by the remaining parties in the "blue bloc".[5] In November 2016, Rasmussen formed a new government, now a coalition with Liberal Alliance, and the Conservative People's Party.[6]

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