Danish Folketing election, 1924

Danish Folketing election, 1924
11 April 1924

All 149 seats to the Folketing
75 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
Leader Thorvald Stauning Niels Neergaard Emil Piper
Party Social Democrats Venstre Conservative People's
Last election 48 seats, 32.2% 51 seats, 34.0% 27 seats, 17.9%
Seats won 55 44 28
Seat change Increase7 Decrease7 Increase1
Popular vote 469,949 362,682 242,955
Percentage 36.6% 28.3% 18.9%

  Fourth party Fifth party
Leader Carl Theodor Zahle ?
Party Social Liberals Schleswig
Last election 18 seats, 12.1% 1 seat, 0.6%
Seats won 20 1
Seat change Increase2 Steady0
Popular vote 166,476 7,715
Percentage 13.0% 0.6%

Prime Minister before election

Niels Neergaard

Elected Prime Minister

Thorvald Stauning
Social Democrats

Folketing elections were held in Denmark on 11 April 1924.[1] The result was a victory for the Social Democratic Party led by Thorvald Stauning, which won 55 of the 149 seats. Voter turnout was 78.6% in Denmark proper.[2] In the Faroe Islands constituency there was only one candidate, who was returned unopposed.



Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party469,94936.655+7
Conservative People's Party242,95518.928+1
Danish Social Liberal Party166,47613.020+2
Justice Party of Denmark12,6431.00New
Farmer Party12,1960.90New
Schleswig Party7,7150.610
Communist Party of Denmark6,2190.500
Industry Party2,1020.20–3
Invalid/blank votes4,147
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Faroe Islands

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Venstre-Union Party10
Invalid/blank votes
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, p538
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