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Danish EU Parliament Seats Allocated: 8 New Members, 7 Re-elected

The 15 Danish seats in the EU Parliament have now been allocated. After counting all personal votes, it is clear that eight new members are entering, while seven are returning. Denmark has a total of 15 seats in the EU Parliament for the upcoming term. Although it was previously known how many seats each party would get, it was not until Monday evening that the candidates who would occupy the seats were decided. The Social Democrats’ three seats and Venstre’s two seats are all filled by familiar faces from the last electoral period. For the Social Democrats, it includes Christel Schaldemose, Niels Fuglsang, and Marianne Vind, while Venstre has re-elected Morten Løkkegaard and Asger Christensen. DF’s lead candidate, Anders Vistisen, has also been re-elected. The Moderates are participating in the EU parliamentary elections for the first time, although the party has been represented since March 2023, when Bergur Løkke Rasmussen switched from Venstre to the Moderates. Lead candidate Stine Bosse secured the mandate with 86,888 personal votes and ranks fourth among candidates with the most votes. SF’s lead candidate, Kira Marie Peter-Hansen, tops the list with 178,438 votes. SF fills their two other seats with Villy Søvndal and Rasmus Nordqvist, both new to the parliament. Nordqvist attempted to be elected in 2019 as the lead candidate for Alternativet. Liberal Alliance and the Denmark Democrats are electing a candidate to the EU Parliament for the first time. Henrik Dahl (LA) and Kristoffer Storm (DD) occupy their parties’ seats. Henrik Dahl is a current member of the Folketing, as is Niels Flemming Hansen, elected for the Conservatives. The Radical Liberals’ seat goes to debutant Sigrid Friis. Per Clausen from Enhedslisten, a former member of the Folketing, will represent the party’s seat in Brussels. Enhedslisten participated for the first time in the EU parliamentary elections in 2019, where Nikolaj Villumsen was elected, but he could not stand for re-election due to the party’s rotation principle.

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