List of political parties in Denmark

This article lists political parties in Denmark.

Denmark has a multi-party system, with two or three strong parties, and four or five other significant parties. The government typically consists of several parties and a small number of supporting parties. No party has won an outright majority since 1901. All governments since then have either been one-party minority governments or coalitions between two or more parties.

The Ministry of Social Welfare registers and validates party names and the official party letters for all parties that participate in national elections. On ballots, the parties are sorted alphabetically by party letter.

Parties represented in the Folketing or the European Parliament

Party letter Party name Representation after the 2015 and 2014 parliamentary elections Comments
Folketing (parliament) European Parliament
V Venstre Venstre, Danmarks liberale parti (Left, Denmark's Liberal Party) 34 2 Centre-right, conservative liberal party. Leader: Lars Løkke Rasmussen
A Social Democrats Socialdemokraterne[1] 47 3 Centre-left, social democratic party. Leader: Mette Frederiksen
O Danish People's Party Dansk Folkeparti 37 4 Right-wing, national conservative. Leader: Kristian Thulesen Dahl
F Socialist People's Party Socialistisk Folkeparti 7 1 Left-wing, democratic socialist and green. Leader: Pia Olsen Dyhr
C Conservative People's Party Det Konservative Folkeparti 6 1 Centre-right, liberal conservative party. Leader: Søren Pape Poulsen
B Danish Social Liberal Party Det Radikale Venstre (Radical Left) 8 1 Centrist, social liberal party. Leader: Morten Østergaard
Ø Red-Green Alliance Enhedslisten 14 0 (does not run, but supports "Folkebevægelsen mod EU") Socialism. Originally an alliance of Communist Party of Denmark Danmarks Kommunistiske Parti, Socialist Workers' Party Socialistisk Arbejderparti and the Left Socialists Venstresocialisterne. Has collective leadership.
I Liberal Alliance Liberal Alliance 13 0 Centre-right, classical liberal party. Leader: Anders Samuelsen
N People's Movement against the EU Folkebevægelsen mod EU 0 (does not run) 1 Euroscepticism, Sovereignty, Nonpartisan. Has collective leadership
Å The Alternative Alternativet 9 0 Centre-left, green party. Leader: Uffe Elbæk

Parties without parliamentary representation (in the Folketing or European Parliament)

Regional parties

See List of regional and local political parties in Denmark.

Marginal parties

The following parties still exist but have remained without representation in either Folketing or the European Parliament for at least 20 years.

Defunct parties

See also


  1. The party's former name, "Socialdemokratiet", is still frequently used.
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