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Danish Folketing election, 1918

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Folketing elections were held in Denmark on 22 April 1918,[1] the first in which women could vote. The result was a victory for Venstre, which won 45 of the 180 seats in the Folketing, which had been expanded from 114 to 140 seats. Voter turnout was 75.5%.[2]

Results

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Venstre 269,646 29.4 45 +2
Social Democratic Party 262,796 28.7 39 +7
Danish Social Liberal Party 189,521 20.7 32 +1
Conservative People's Party 167,743 18.3 22 +15
Industry List 11,934 1.3 1 New
New Right 4,764 0.5 0 New
Voters of 1918 4,407 0.5 0 New
Socialist Workers Party 1,410 0.1 0 New
Independent Social Democracy 1,086 0.1 0 New
Independents 3,622 0.4 1 0
Invalid/blank votes 3,468
Total 920,397 100 140 +26
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

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