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Results of Danish General Elections 1953-2019

Description

Results of Danish General Elections 1953-2019 including number of votes and number of seats in parliament. Election results from Greenland and the Faroe Islands are not included.

Parties

Party name in Danish Party name in English
S Socialdemokratiet The Social Democratic Party
RV Det Radikale Venstre The Social Liberal Party
K Det Konservative Folkeparti The Conservative People's Party
CD Centrum-Demokraterne The Centre Democrats
Rfb Retsforbundet The Justice Party
SF Socialistisk Folkeparti Socialist People's Party
DKP Danmarks Kommunistiske Parti Communist Party of Denmark
DF Dansk Folkparti Danish People's Party
FK Fælles Kurs Common Course
LC Liberalt Centrum Liberal Centre
KD Kristendemokraterne The Christian Democrats
SP Slesvigsk Parti Schleswig Party
U De Uafhængige The Independents
V Venstre The Liberal Party
VS Venstresocialisterne The Left Socialists
FP Fremskridtspartiet The Progress Party
EL Enhedslisten The Red-Green Alliance
LA Liberal Alliance Liberal Alliance
Alt Alternativet The Alternativ
NB Nye Borgerlige The New Right
KRP Klaus Riskær Pedersen Klaus Riskær Pedersen
SK Stram Kurs Hard Line Party

Repository content

The votes.csv data file consists of the following variables:

  • year = The year of the election
  • party_s = Number of votes for the Social Democratic Party
  • party_rv = Number of votes for the Social Liberal Party
  • party_k = Number of votes for the Conservative People's Party
  • party_cd = Number of votes for the Centre Democrats
  • party_rfb = Number of votes for the Justice Party
  • party_sf = Number of votes for the Socialist People's Party
  • party_dkp = Number of votes for the Communist Party of Denmark
  • party_df = Number of votes for the Danish People's Party
  • party_fk = Number of votes for Common Course
  • party_lc = Number of votes for Liberal Centre
  • party_kd = Number of votes for the Christian Democrats
  • party_sp = Number of votes for the Schleswig Party
  • party_u = Number of votes for the Independents
  • party_v = Number of votes for the Liberal Party
  • party_vs = Number of votes for the Left Socialists
  • party_fp = Number of votes for the Progress Party
  • party_el = Number of votes for the Red-Green Alliance
  • party_la = Number of votes for the Liberal Alliance
  • party_alt = Number of votes for the Alternative
  • party_nb = Number of votes for the New Right
  • party_krp = Number of votes for Klaus Riskær Pedersen
  • party_sk = Number of votes for the Hard Line Party
  • other_valid = Number of votes for other parties and independents
  • total_valid = Total number of valid votes
  • blank = Number of blank votes
  • other_invalid = Number of invalide votes besides blank votes
  • total_invalid = Total number of invalid votes
  • total_votes = Total number of votes cast
  • electorate = Size of electorate

The seats.csv data file consists of the following variables:

  • year = The year of the election
  • party_s = Number of seats won by for the Social Democratic Party
  • party_rv = Number of seats won by for the Social Liberal Party
  • party_k = Number of seats won by for the Conservative People's Party
  • party_cd = Number of seats won by for the Centre Democrats
  • party_rfb = Number of seats won by for the Justice Party
  • party_sf = Number of seats won by for the Socialist People's Party
  • party_dkp = Number of seats won by for the Communist Party of Denmark
  • party_df = Number of seats won by for the Danish People's Party
  • party_fk = Number of seats won by for Common Course
  • party_lc = Number of seats won by for Liberal Centre
  • party_kd = Number of seats won by for the Christian Democrats
  • party_sp = Number of seats won by for the Schleswig Party
  • party_u = Number of seats won by for the Independents
  • party_v = Number of seats won by for the Liberal Party
  • party_vs = Number of seats won by for the Left Socialists
  • party_fp = Number of seats won by for the Progress Party
  • party_el = Number of seats won by for the Red-Green Alliance
  • party_la = Number of seats won by for the Liberal Alliance
  • party_alt = Number of seats won by for the Alternative
  • party_nb = Number of seats won by the New Right
  • party_krp = Number of seats won by Klaus Riskær Pedersen
  • party_sk = Number of seats won by the Hard Line Party
  • other = Number of seats won by other parties and independents
  • total = Total number of seats in parliament

The following commands will load the data into R:

# seats dataset
read.csv(url("https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Straubinger/folketingsvalg/master/seats.csv"))
# votes dataset
read.csv(url("https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Straubinger/folketingsvalg/master/votes.csv"))

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