Final election results for Denmark sees no change

Final election results for Denmark sees no change
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The final election results in Denmark’s latest election shows no change in the number of seats held by the parties although there is come confusion over five candidates.

News site TV2 reported on Friday, November 4 that with the final votes counted the distribution of seats in the Folketing election had not changed.

The Social Democratic red party took the most votes with 87, which together with the three red North Atlantic seats gives them a slight majority and a total of 90 seats.

Additional checks were undertaken to ensure the results were correct before being announced. A press release by Statistics Denmark on Thursday said that the announcement had been postponed.

It said: “Statistics Denmark needs to supplement the calculations of the electoral system with a particularly thorough quality assurance, which takes extra time.”

Part of the issue was that the number of seats won by the Social Democrats did not correspond to the number of votes, with a special rule that can be found in the Parliamentary Election Act being used to adjust the result.

This is the first time the rule has been used resulting in some candidates having to wait a little longer to see if they have indeed been elected.

The candidates affected are the acting Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Rasmus Prehn from the Social Democratic Party, Alex Ahrendtsen from the Danish People’s Party, Brigitte Klintskov Jerkel from the Conservative People’s Party, Kristian Bøgsted from the Danish Democrats and Mike Fonseca from the Moderate Party.

Statistics Denmark said they hope to announce the full and final election results early next week. They added that almost 3.6 million votes were cast in the general election with 58,871 of them either blank or invalid.

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