Danish Folketing election, 1926

Danish Folketing election, 1926
2 December 1926

All 149 seats to the Folketing
75 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
Leader Thorvald Stauning Thomas Madsen-Mygdal Emil Piper
Party Social Democrats Venstre Conservative People's
Last election 55 seats, 36.6% 44 seats, 28.3% 28 seats, 18.9%
Seats won 53 46 30
Seat change Decrease2 Increase2 Increase2
Popular vote 497,106 378,137 275,793
Percentage 37.2% 28.3% 20.6%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
Leader Carl Theodor Zahle Collective leadership ?
Party Social Liberals Justice Schleswig
Last election 20 seats, 13.0% 0 seats, 1.0% 1 seat, 0.6%
Seats won 16 2 1
Seat change Decrease4 Increase2 Steady0
Popular vote 150,931 17,463 10,422
Percentage 11.3% 1.3% 0.8%

Prime Minister before election

Thorvald Stauning
Social Democrats

Elected Prime Minister

Thomas Madsen-Mygdal

Folketing elections were held in Denmark on 2 December 1926,[1] except in the Faroe Islands where they were held on 20 December. The Social Democratic Party remained the largest in the Folketing, with 53 of the 149 seats. Voter turnout was 77.0% in Denmark proper and 40.2% in the Faroes.[2]



Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party497,10637.253–2
Conservative People's Party275,79320.630+2
Danish Social Liberal Party150,93111.316–4
Justice Party of Denmark17,4631.32+2
Schleswig Party10,4220.810
Communist Party of Denmark5,6780.400
South Jutland Self-Government Party2,1170.10New
Invalid/blank votes3,579
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Faroe Islands

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Venstre-Union Party2,60063.010
Social Democratic Party1,01924.70New
Invalid/blank votes31
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p524 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. Nohlen & Stöver, p538

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