Conservative People's Party (Denmark)
|Conservative People's Party
Det Konservative Folkeparti
1051 København K
|Youth wing||Young Conservatives|
|Student wing||Conservative Students|
|International affiliation||International Democrat Union|
|European affiliation||European People's Party|
|European Parliament group||European People's Party|
|Politics of Denmark
The party has participated in several coalition governments, but only one Prime Minister (statsminister in Danish), Poul Schlüter, has come from this party, serving from 1982 to 1993. The youth branch of the Conservative People's Party, albeit an independent organisation, is Young Conservatives, the earliest formed youth organisation in Denmark, founded in December 1904, and believed to be one of the oldest in the worldcitation needed, preceding the Conservative People's Party by 10 years. The student branch is Conservative Students, likewise an independent organisation, which has branches at all Danish Universities.
In 2001–2011, the Conservative People's Party was the junior partner in a coalition government led by Venstre (literally "left", but in Denmark meaning "Liberals"). The Conservative People's Party is currently led by Lars Barfoed, who served as Justice Minister from 2010 to 2011.
The party is a member of the European People's Party (EPP). In the 2004 election for the European Parliament, the party won a seat. The member is currently Bendt Bendtsen, who is a member of the EPP Group in the European Parliament.
In the 2011 election for the Folketing (Danish national parliament), the Conservative People's Party won 8 seats, ten fewer than it had won in the previous election, and it received 4.9% of the vote. In the 2011 election, it was placed eighth behind Venstre, the Social Democrats, the Danish People's Party, Social Liberal Party, the Socialist People's Party, the Red-Green Alliance and the Liberal Alliance.
The Conservatives remain committed to a centre-right alliance, working most closely with the liberal Venstre and somewhat less closely with the Danish People's Party. The Conservatives did cooperate with the Social Liberals during its time in power in the 1980s and also cooperated with the centre-left government under Poul Nyrup Rasmussen in the 1990s.
|John Christmas Møller||1928–1947|
|Ole Bjørn Kraft||1947–1955|
|Per Stig Møller||1997–1998|
|John Christmas Møller||1932-39|
|Erik Haunstrup Clemmensen||1972-74|
|Per Stig Møller||1997-98|
- John Christmas Møller - Wartime resistance figure.
- Connie Hedegaard - Appointed as the European Union's first ever European Commissioner for Climate Action in February 2010, Hedegaard was elected to the Danish Parliament as a member for the Conservative People's Party in 1984 at the age of 23, becoming the youngest Danish MP ever at that time. In 1989, Hedegaard became first spokesperson for the Conservative People's Party, but left politics for journalism in 1990.5 (Retrieved 15:53, 18 March 2011 (UTC))
|Election year||# of votes||% of Danish vote||# of overall seats won||# of Danish seats won||+/-||Notes|
|1935||293,393||17.8 (#2)||1||part of the opposition|
|1939||301,625||17.8 (#3)||part of the opposition until 1940 / then part of a unity government|
|1943||421,523||21.0 (#2)||5||part of a unity government|
|1945||373,688||18.2 (#3)||5||tolerating a Venstre-government|
|1947||259,324||12.4 (#3)||9||part of the opposition|
|1950||365,236||17.8 (#3)||10||part of the Venstre-led government|
|Apr 1953||358,509||17.3 (#3)||1||part of the Venstre-led government|
|Sep 1953||383,843||16.6 (#3)||(new constitution)||part of the opposition|
|1957||383,843||16.6 (#3)||part of the opposition|
|1960||435,764||17.9 (#3)||2||part of the opposition|
|1964||527,798||20.1 (#3)||4||part of the opposition|
|1966||522,028||18.7 (#3)||2||part of the opposition|
|1968||581,051||20.4 (#2)||3||part of the Social Liberal-led government|
|1971||481,335||16.7 (#2)||6||leading the opposition|
|1973||279,391||9.2 (#5)||15||part of the Venstre-led government|
|1975||168,164||5.5 (#5)||6||part of the opposition|
|1977||263,262||8.5 (#4)||5||part of the opposition|
|1979||395,653||12.5 (#3)||7||part of the opposition|
|1981||451,478||14.5 (#2)||4||leading the opposition until 1982 / then leading the government (P. Schlüter)|
|1984||788,224||23.4 (#2)||16||leading the government (P. Schlüter)|
|1987||700,886||20.8 (#2)||4||leading the government (P. Schlüter)|
|1988||642,048||19.3 (#2)||3||leading the government (P. Schlüter)|
|1990||517,293||16.0 (#2)||5||leading the government (P. Schlüter) until 1993 / then leading the opposition|
|1994||499,845||15.0 (#3)||3||part of the opposition|
|1998||303,965||8.9 (#3)||11||part of the opposition|
|2001||312,770||9.1 (#4)||part of the Venstre-led government|
|2005||344,886||10.3 (#4)||2||part of the Venstre-led government|
|2007||359,404||10.4 (#5)||part of the Venstre-led government|
|2011||175,047||4.9% (#8)||10||part of the opposition|
- Parties and Elections in Europe: The database about parliamentary elections and political parties in Europe, by Wolfram Nordsieck
- "AKVA3: Valg til regions råd efter område, parti og stemmer/kandidater/køn". Statistics Denmark. Retrieved 13 June 2010.
- "VALGK3: Valg til kommunale råd efter område, parti og stemmer/kandidater/køn". Statistics Denmark. Retrieved 13 June 2010.
- Christina Bergqvist (1 January 1999). Equal Democracies?: Gender and Politics in the Nordic Countries. Nordic Council of Ministers. pp. 318–. ISBN 978-82-00-12799-4.
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