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March 11, 1998 Held

Denmark

Kingdom of Denmark

Election for Folketinget (Danish Parliament)

Results

Voter Participation

Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:3,457,855
Valid Votes:3,431,926
Invalid Votes:25,929

Vote Share by Party:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Social Democratic Party 63 - 1,223,620

35.65%

Liberal Democratic Party 42 - 817,894

23.83%

Other Parties 17 - -

-1.00%

Conservative People's Party 16 - 303,965

8.86%

Danish People's Party 13 - 252,406

7.35%

Socialist People's Party 13 - 257,406

7.50%

Centre Democrats 8 - -

-1.00%

Social Liberal Party 7 - -

-1.00%
Election Results Modified: May 10, 2024

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • 179 seats in the Parliament (Folketing)

Description of government structure:

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

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen is hereditary N/A.
  • In the Parliament (Folketing) 179 members are elected by proportional representation to serve 4-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Social Democratic Party
    • Leader: Poul Nyrup RASMUSSEN
    • Seats won in this election: 63
    • Seats won in last election: 62
  • Party: Liberal Democratic Party
    • Leader: Uffe ELLEMANN-JENSEN
    • Seats won in this election: 42
    • Seats won in last election: 44
  • Party: Conservative People's Party
    • Leader: Per Stig MOELLER
    • Seats won in this election: 16
    • Seats won in last election: 27
  • Party: Socialist People's Party
    • Leader: Holger K. NIELSEN
    • Seats won in this election: 13
    • Seats won in last election: 13
  • Party: Danish People's Party
    • Leader: Pia KJARSGAARD
    • Seats won in this election: 13
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Centre Democrats
    • Leader: Mimi JAKOBSEN
    • Seats won in this election: 8
    • Seats won in last election: 5
  • Party: Social Liberal Party
    • Leader: Marianne JELVED
    • Seats won in this election: 7
    • Seats won in last election: 8
  • Party: Other Parties
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 17
    • Seats won in last election: 20

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Parliamentary elections were last held on September 21, 1994. There were 179 seats decided in the last election.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 5,304,219 (1998)
  • Registered Voters: 3,993,099 (1998)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 2,683,934 (1998)

·         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 Parliamentarians: 67 (following the 1998 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 4 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Denmark a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Denmark ratified CRPD: Yes (24 July 2009)

·         Population with a disability: 795,632 (est.)

Election Modified: May 10, 2024

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