ELECTIONS

 

Elections to Inatsisartut/Landstinget

Since the introduction of the Home Rule Government in 1979, ten general elections have been held, the most recent on 2 June 2009.

 

Overview 1

Elections to Inatsisartut/Landstinget

Date

 

Votes, total

Atassut

Inuit

Ataqati-giit

Issittup

Partiia

Siumut

Akulliit Partiiat

Demo-krater-ne

Arnat

Partiiat

Kandi-datfor-

bundets Parti

Sorlaat

Partiiat

 

Single candidates

 

Poll

 

Number

Per cent

4 April 1979

19.951

                     41,7

                      4,4

 .

                     46,1

 .

 .

 .

 .

 .

                       2,1

                    69,6

12 April 1983

25.204

                    46,6

                     10,6

 .

                    42,3

 .

 .

 .

 .

 .

                      0,5

                     75,1

6 June 1984

23.088

                    43,8

                      12,1

 .

                     44,1

 .

 .

 .

 .

 .

 .

                    66,8

26 May 1987

25.764

                     40,1

                     15,3

                      4,4

                    39,8

 .

 .

 .

                      0,4

 .

 .

                    69,6

5 March 1991

25.915

                     30,1

                     19,4

                      2,8

                    37,3

                      9,5

 .

 .

                      0,9

 .

 .

                     67,1

4 March 1995

26.134

                     30,1

                    20,3

                      0,4

                    38,4

                       6,1

 .

 .

                      4,7

 .

 .

                    69,6

16 February 1999

28.490

                    25,2

                     22,1

 .

                    35,2

 .

 .

 .

                     12,3

 .

                      5,3

                    76,0

3 December 2002

28.616

                    20,2

                    25,3

 .

                    28,5

 .

                     15,9

                      2,4

                      5,3

 .

                       1,3

                    74,6

15 November 2005

29.139

                     19,0

                    22,4

 .

                    30,4

 .

                    22,6

 .

                      4,0

 .

                      0,7

                    74,9

2 June 2009

28.510

                     10,9

                    43,7

 .

                    26,5

 .

                     12,7

 .

                      3,8

                       1,3

                      0,2

                     71,3

Sources: the Electoral Council, the Home Rule Government of Greenland

 

Overview 2

Distribution of Mandates at Elections to Inatsisartut /Landstinget

 

1979

1983

1984

1987

1991

1995

1999

2002

2005

2009

Mandates, total

21

26

25

27

27

31

31

31

31

31

Men

21

26

25

27

23

26

22

20

20

19

Women

…

…

…

…

4

5

9

11

11

12

Siumut

13

12

11

11

11

12

11

10

10

9

Men

13

12

11

11

10

8

10

8

8

6

Women

…

…

…

…

1

4

1

2

2

3

Atassut

8

12

11

11

8

10

8

7

6

3

Men

8

12

11

11

2

10

5

4

4

3

Women

…

…

…

…

2

…

3

3

2

…

Inuit Ataqatigiit

…

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

7

14

Men

…

2

3

4

4

5

3

4

3

6

Women

…

…

…

…

1

1

4

4

4

8

Demokraterne

…

…

…

…

…

…

…

5

7

4

Men

…

…

…

…

…

…

…

3

4

3

Women

…

…

…

…

…

…

…

2

3

1

Kandidatforbundets Parti

…

…

…

…

…

…

4

1

1

1

Men

…

…

…

…

…

…

3

1

1

1

Women

…

…

…

…

…

…

1

…

…

…

Sorlaat Partiiat

…

…

…

…

…

…

…

…

…

…

Men

…

…

…

…

…

…

…

…

…

…

Women

…

…

…

…

…

…

…

…

…

…

Single candidates

…

…

…

…

…

1

1

…

…

…

Men

…

…

…

…

…

1

1

…

…

…

Women

…

…

…

…

…

…

…

…

…

…

Issittup Partia

…

…

…

1

1

…

…

…

…

…

Men

…

…

…

1

1

…

…

…

…

…

Women

…

…

…

…

…

…

…

…

…

…

Akulliit Partiat

…

…

…

…

2

2

…

…

…

…

Men

…

…

…

…

2

2

…

…

…

…

Women

…

…

…

…

…

…

…

…

…

…

Sources: Landstingets Bureau and Statistics Greenland

 

Overview 3

Votes at Elections to Inatsisartut / Landstinget on 2 June 2009 by Party and District

 

Atassut

Inuit

Ataqa-

tigiit

Siumut

Demo-

kraterne

Kandi-dat-

For-bundets

Parti

Sorlaat

Partiiat

Enkelt-

kandidater

 

 Blanke

og ugyldige

stemmer

Votes, total

 

Voters, total

Poll

 

Number of votes

2 June 2009

3.094

12.457

7.567

3.620

1.084

383

70

235

28.510

39.990

71,3

Nanortalik

90

499

362

97

12

12

0

5

1.077

1.498

71,9

Qaqortoq

177

856

534

319

21

25

0

33

1.965

2.599

75,6

Narsaq

183

471

308

79

17

15

3

10

1.086

1.403

77,4

Ivittuut

2

16

9

28

1

3

0

3

62

140

44,3

Paamiut

87

411

310

72

20

10

0

9

919

1.319

69,7

Nuuk

492

4.157

1.473

1.611

99

136

20

81

8.069

11.579

69,7

Maniitsoq

327

672

564

111

26

24

3

13

1.740

2.494

69,8

Sisimiut

328

1.278

957

391

60

50

9

19

3.092

4.435

69,7

Kangaatsiaq

69

243

253

19

21

10

1

5

621

862

72,0

Aasiaat

222

946

239

112

55

19

1

10

1.604

2.313

69,3

Qasigiannguit

78

226

265

47

51

12

0

3

682

907

75,2

Ilulissat

146

1.038

537

441

471

22

2

17

2.674

3.539

75,6

Qeqertarsuaq

89

212

109

53

28

8

0

2

501

683

73,4

Uummannaq

138

389

579

47

76

16

2

6

1.253

1.632

76,8

Upernavik

237

431

486

58

90

5

27

6

1.340

1.874

71,5

Qaanaaq

100

95

144

23

23

5

1

1

392

534

73,4

Ammassalik

308

388

369

100

13

8

1

12

1.199

1.858

64,5

Illoqqortoormiut

21

129

69

12

0

3

0

0

234

321

72,9

 

Previous elections to Inatsisartut / Landstinget

15 November 2005

                5.528

                 6.516

                 8.861

                6.595

                  1.169

                        -  

                     216

                    254

       29.139

      38.924

                   74,9

3 December 2002

5.780

7.244

8.151

4.558

1.510

0

374

313

28.616

38.365

74,6

16 Februar 1999

7.100

6.217

9.899

-

3.453

0

1.486

335

28.490

37.485

76,0

 

Differences compared to previous elections to Inatsisartut / Landstinget

2 June 2009

-2.434

5.941

-1.294

-2.975

-85

383

-146

-19

28.510

39.990

71,3

15 November 2005

-252

-728

710

2.037

-341

0

-158

-59

29.616

38.365

74,9

3 December 2002

-1.320

1.027

-1.748

4.558

-1.943

0

-1.112

22

28.616

38.365

74,6

16 February 1999

-574

1.037

105

-

-

0

290

-299

28.490

37.485

76,0

Kilde: The Electoral Council, the Home Rule Government of Greenland

 

Elections to the Municipal Councils

The most recent election was held on 8 April 2008 for the election of members to the transitional committees for the new municipalities.

 

Overview 4

Votes at the Election of the Trasitional Committee on 8 April 2008 by Municipality and Party

Municipality

Atassut

 Demo-kraterne

Inuit Ataqatigiit

Siumut

Kandidat-forbund 1

Kandidat-forbund 2

Sorlaat Partiiat

 Single candidates

Invalid and blank votes

Votes, total

 Electorate

 Poll

Total

3.768

3.285

6.591

9.259

1.138

74

128

34

349

24.626

39.665

61,7

Qaasuitsup Kommunia

1.631

433

1.844

3.001

983

0

0

17

82

7.991

12.482

                        64,0

Qeqqata Kommunia

770

454

985

1.786

36

0

0

0

57

4.088

6.801

                         60,1

Kommuneqarfik Sermersooq

958

2.003

2.536

2.515

119

74

128

17

111

8.461

14.854

                        57,0

Kommune Kujalleq

409

395

1.226

1.957

0

0

0

0

99

4.086

5.528

                         73,1

Source: the Electoral Council, the Home Rule Government of Greenland

 

Overview 5

Votes Cast in Elections to Municipal Councils in 2005 and 2008 by Parties and Federations of Candidates

 

2008

 Difference

2005

 

 

Votes

Per cent

Elected 1)

 

Votes

Per cent

Elected 1)

Landsplan i alt

24.626

0,0

72

 

25.911

67,4

168

Atassut

0

15,5

10

-5,4

4.955

19,1

36

Demokraterne

0

13,5

8

13,1

3.384

13,1

14

Inuit Ataqatigiit

0

27,1

21

2,4

5.899

22,8

42

Siumut

0

38,1

30

-3,4

10.548

40,7

67

Kattusseqatigiit Partiiat

0

4,7

2

-4,4

1.025

4,0

8

Kandidatforbund Ivittuut

0

0,3

1

0,2

47

0,2

1

Sorlaat Partiiat

0

0,5

0

 

 

 

 

Independent candidate no. 1

0

0,1

0

-0,6

53

0,2

-

National key figures

Electorate

39.665

-

.

1.017

38.929

.

.

Valid votes

24.277

-

.

783

25.911

.

.

Blank votes

0

.

.

-95

194

.

.

Invalid votes

0

.

.

-138

137

.

.

Votes cast

24.626

.

.

550

26.242

.

.

Poll

62,1

.

.

-0,4

67,4

.

.

Note: 1) At the election in 2005, Greenland was divided into 18 municipalities, the municipal councils having a total of 168 seats. At the election in 2008 Greenland consisted of four municipalities, the municipal councils having 72 seats.

Sources: The protocol for the elections to the municipal councils on 5 April 2005 and 8 April 2008

 

Overview 6

Mandates Obtained in Elections to Municipal Councils in 2005 and 2008

 

Atassut

Demokraterne

Inuit Ataqaatigiit

Siumut

Kandidat-forbund 1

Kandidat-forbund 2

Total

 

2005

2008

2005

2008

2005

2008

2005

2008

2005

2008

2005

2008

2005

2008

Qaasuitsup Kommunia

18

4

2

1

21

5

23

9

6

2

-

-

70

21

Qeqqata Kommunia

6

3

3

1

4

4

11

7

-

-

-

 

24

15

Kommune-qarfik Sermersooq

8

2

6

5

9

7

19

6

2

-

1

1

45

21

Kommune Kujalleq

4

1

3

1

8

5

14

8

-

-

-

-

29

15

Total 2)

36

10

14

8

42

21

67

30

8

2

1

1

168

72

Elected

Women

6

3

4

3

12

11

12

8

3

0

0

0

37

25

In per cent of the elected

16,67

30

28,57

37,5

28,57

52,38

17,91

26,67

37,5

0

0

0

22,0

34,7

Mayors 1)

3

-

-

-

1

1

11

3

2

-

-

-

17

4

Notes: 1) The total for number of mayors for 2005 is not 18 as Enok Sandgreen, elected for IA in Aasiaat, withdrew from the party and consequently became a mayor, politically independent. 2) At the election in 2005, Greenland was divided into 18 municipalities, the municipal councils having a total of 168 seats. At the election in 2008, Greenland consisted of four municipalities, the municipal councils having 72 seats.

Sources: The protocol for the elections to the municipal councils on 5 April 2005 and 8 April 2008

 

Overview 7

Elections to the Municipal Councils since the Introduction of the Home Rule

Date

Atassut

Demokraterne

Inuit Ata-qatigiit

Siumut

Issittup Partiia

Akulliit Partiiat

Kandidatforbund 1

Kandidatforbund 2

Poll

 

Per cent

4 April 1979 1)

28,1

.

2,7

33,7

.

.

32,6

.

69,9

12 April 1983

44,1

.

7,4

39,9

.

.

8,6

.

74,9

4 April 1989

31,3

.

14,2

41,8

2,2

.

10,5

.

63,5

6 April 1993

25,5

.

17,7

39,7

0,9

9,1

7,0

.

70,9

8 April 1997

26,5

.

19,2

47,3

.

1,9

5,2

.

70,6

3 april 2001

24,5

.

20,3

44,1

.

.

10,2

.

68,0

5 April 2005

19,1

13,1

22,8

40,7

.

.

4,0

0,2

67,4

8 April 2008

15,3

13,3

26,8

37,6

.

.

4,6

0,3

62,1

Note: The percentages are calculated on the basis of the number of valid votes.

Notes: 1) Sulisartut Partiiat 2,9 per cent.

Source: The Electoral Council, the Home Rule Government: Protocol for the election to the municipal councils on 8 April 2008.

 

Elections to Settlement Councils

Elections to settlement councils were held on 28 April 2009. In connection with the municipal reform, a number of settlement councils were merged.

 

When elections were held in 2005, there were 56 settlement councils with 180 members. Following elections in April 2009, there were 26 settlement councils with 106 members.

 

Elections to Folketinget

Greenland elects two members to the Danish Folketing. The most recent election to the parliament was held on 13 November 2007. On that occasion, Juliane Henningsen (IA) and Lars Emil Johansen (Siumut) were elected.

 

Overview 8

Election to the Folketing on 13 November 2007

 

Electorate

Atassut

Inuit Ataqatigiit

Siumut

Demo-

kraterne

Kandidat-forbundet

Votes, total

Blank and invalid votes

 

Poll

 

Votes

 

Total

39.706

4.097

8.347

8.075

4.586

0

25.105

293

63,2

Nanortalik

1.576

154

348

457

110

-

1.069

12

 

Qaqortoq

2501

180

539

683

372

-

1.774

20

 

Narsaq

1.436

193

327

337

129

-

986

22

 

Ivittuut

134

8

5

4

43

-

60

2

 

Paamiut

1.323

143

325

338

71

-

877

1

 

Nuuk

11.374

726

2.347

1.711

2.238

-

7.022

107

 

Maniitsoq

2.501

370

402

549

133

-

1.454

7

 

Sisimiut

4.318

405

790

930

560

-

2.685

27

 

Kangaatsiaq

908

152

188

202

32

-

574

7

 

Aasiaat

2.245

293

684

263

131

-

1.371

14

 

Qasigiannguit

866

138

171

196

48

-

553

1

 

Ilulissat

3.554

365

928

613

332

-

2.238

20

 

Qeqertarsuaq

712

96

187

134

29

-

446

6

 

Uummannaq

1.645

202

339

494

101

-

1.136

11

 

Upernavik

1.861

217

348

488

96

-

1.149

18

 

Qaanaaq

551

112

75

161

39

-

387

4

 

Ammassalik

1.876

294

257

434

104

-

1.089

12

 

Illoqqortoormiut

325

49

87

81

18

-

235

2

 

Source: The High Commissioner of Greenland

 

Overview 9

Elections to the Folketing since the Introduction of Home Rule

Date

Akulliit

Partiia

Atassut

Inuit

Ataqatigiit

Issittup

Partiia

Siumut

Demo-

kraterne

Uden for

partierne

Stemmeprocent

Votes, total

 

Per cent

Number

10 April 1984

.

43,5

13,7

.

42,8

.

.

63,9

21.028

2 September 1987

.

41,3

12,5

2,9

43,3

.

.

44,9

16.980

10 May 1988

.

38,7

17,3

3,9

40,1

.

.

57,8

20.157

12 December 1990

.

36,6

17,0

1,9

42,8

.

1,7

50,8

19.339

21 September 1994 1)

7,4

34,7

-

-

-

.

57,8

58,7

22.360

11 March 1998

0,4

36,0

21,6

-

36,4

.

5,6

64,2

24.305

20 November 2001

-

22,0

31,0

-

26,0

.

21,0

61,5

23.819

8 February 2005 2)

-

16,4

25,0

-

33,6

21,3

3,6

59,4

23.525

13 November 2007

-

16,3

33,2

-

32,2

18,3

.

63,2

25.105

Elected persons

-

-

1

-

1

-

-

-

-

   Women

-

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

Note: The poll is calculated on the basis of the number of valid votes up until the election on 20 November 2001. From 2005 onwards, the poll is calculated on the basis of the number of votes cast.

Note: 1) Alliance between Siumut and IA. 2) The candidates from Kandidatforbundet, which was not established as a party proper until after the election, ran in the election to the Folketing independently of the parties.

Source: The High Commissioner of Greenland

 

Links

Read more about the elected members of the Folketing at www.folketinget.dk.