12 Jun, 2019

Liberals increase their representation in Denmark

On 5 June, Danes went to the polls to choose the 179 representatives for the new Folketing.

ALDE Party member parties Venstre and Radikale Venstre successfully increased their share of votes from the previous elections held in 2015. Venstre got 23,4% of the vote (19,5% in 2015) that translates into 43 seats, making the party the second political force of the country, only preceded by the Social Democrats with 48 seats.

Radikale Venstre doubled their seats: with 8.6% of the vote, the party now has 16 seats compared to its previous 8 seats.

Following the election result, the country’s Prime Minister and Venstre party leader Lars Løkke Rasmussen tendered his resignation to Queen Margrethe. Government negotiations are predicted to start soon.

In view of the results and after being re-elected as party leader the day after the election, Morten Østergaard highlighted that Radikale Venstre now has the opportunity to create change in Denmark. You can watch his thoughts after the election here (in Danish).

The full election results are available here.



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