Ruling coalition keeps majority after parliamentary election in Denmark

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Anders Fogh Rasmussen in Brazil on April 25, 2007.
Image: Fabio Pozzebom/ABr.

The votes for the 2007 election in Denmark have been counted. Of the 179 Folketing seats, 2 represent Greenland and 2 represent Faroe Islands as part of the Danish commonwealth. The results are as follow:

Party Votes (national total) Seats Percent
A. Socialdemokraterne 881,530 45 (-2) 25.5 %
F. Socialistisk Folkeparti 451,065 23 (+12) 13.0 %
B. Det Radikale Venstre 177,148 9 (-8) 5.1 %
Ø. Enhedslisten 74,781 4 (-2) 2.2 %
K. Kristendemokraterne 30,004 0 (+0) 0.9 %
V. Venstre 908,831 46 (-6) 26.3 %
O. Dansk Folkeparti 479,281 25 (+1) 13.8 %
C. Det Konservative Folkeparti 359,394 18 (+0) 10.4 %
Y. Ny Alliance 97,064 5 (new) 2.8 %

The minority incumbent coaltion of Venstre and Konservative secured just enough votes to score a majority with the support of Dansk Folkeparti and stay on as the government.

Speculation about the results centered on whether the government would have had to curry the favor of new-comer, Ny Alliance who won 5 seats, to stay in power.

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