Danish Folketing election, 1935

Danish Folketing election, 1935
22 October 1935

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 Christmas Møller
Party Social Democrats Venstre Conservative People's
Last election 62 seats, 42.7% 38 seats, 24.7% 27 seats, 18.7%
Seats won 68 28 26
Seat change Increase6 Decrease10 Decrease1
Popular vote 759,102 292,247 293,393
Percentage 46.1% 17.8% 17.8%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
Leader Peter Rochegune Munch ? Collective leadership
Party Social Liberals Farmers' Justice
Last election 14 seats, 9.4% New 4 seats, 2.7%
Seats won 14 5 4
Seat change Steady0 Increase5 Steady0
Popular vote 151,507 52,793 41,199
Percentage 9.2% 3.2% 2.5%

  Seventh party Eighth party
Leader Aksel Larsen ?
Party Communists Schleswig
Last election 2 seats, 1.1% 1 seat, 0.6%
Seats won 2 1
Seat change Steady0 Steady0
Popular vote 27,135 12,617
Percentage 1.9% 0.8%

Prime Minister before election

Thorvald Stauning
Social Democrats

Elected Prime Minister

Thorvald Stauning
Social Democrats

Folketing elections were held in Denmark on 22 October 1935,[1] except in the Faroe Islands where they were held on 11 November. The Social Democratic Party led by Prime minister Thorvald Stauning remained the largest in the Folketing, with 68 of the 149 seats. Voter turnout was 80.7% in Denmark proper and 55.4% in the Faroes.[2] It was in this election that the Social Democrats used the famous slogan "Stauning or Chaos".



Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party759,10246.168+6
Conservative People's Party293,39317.826–1
Danish Social Liberal Party151,5079.2140
Farmers' Party52,7933.25New
Justice Party of Denmark41,1992.540
Communist Party of Denmark27,1351.920
National Socialist Workers' Party16,2571.000
Schleswig Party12,6170.810
Society Party1880.00New
Invalid/blank votes4,649
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Faroe Islands

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Venstre-Union Party2,73241.210
Social Democratic Party1,71725.900
Invalid/blank votes35
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, p539

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