Mauritanian parliamentary election, 2001

Danish parliamentary election, 2001

The Danish Parliamentary Election of 2001 held on November 20, 2001 saw a dramatic change in the political composition of the Danish parliament or Folketing. For the first time since the 1924 Folketing election the Social Democrats did not win the most seats. Anders Fogh Rasmussen of the centre-right Venstre became Prime Minister in coalition with the Conservative People's Party, as the head of the Cabinet of Anders Fogh Rasmussen I. The coalition relied on the vote of other right wing parties such as the Danish People's Party, which polled better than ever before.

Party Leader Total votes Percentage of ballots cast Seats won Gain/Loss
Venstre (Liberals) (V) Anders Fogh Rasmussen 1,077,858 31.2 56 +14
Social Democratic Party (Socialdemokratiet) (A) Poul Nyrup Rasmussen 1,003,023 29.1 52 -11
Danish People's Party (Dansk Folkeparti) (O) Pia Kjærsgaard 413,987 12 22 +9
Conservative People's Party (Det Konservative Folkeparti) (C) Bendt Bendtsen 312,770 9.1 16 -
Socialist People's Party (Socialistisk Folkeparti) (F) Holger K. Nielsen 219,842 6.4 12 -1
Danish Social Liberal Party (Det Radikale Venstre) (B) Marianne Jelved 179,023 5.2 9 +2
Red-Green Alliance (Enhedslisten) (Ø) None 82,685 2.4 4 -1
Christian People's Party (Kristeligt Folkeparti) (Q) Jann Sjursen 78,793 2.3 4 -
Centre Democrats (Centrum-Demokraterne) (D) Mimi Jakobsen 61,031 1.8 0 -8
Progress Party (Fremskridtspartiet) (Z) Mogens Glistrup 19,340 0.6 0 -4
Other Parties Inapplicable 1,016 0 0 -
Eligible voters 3,998,957
Votes cast 3,484,957
Voter turnout 87.1%
Source Folketinget.dk

68 of the 179 members of parliament decided by the 2001 vote are women, or about 38% of the sitting members.

Further reading

  • Qvortrup, Mads (2002). "The Emperor's New Clothes: The Danish General Election 20 November 2001". West European Politics 25 (2): 205–211.

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