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Republic (Faroe Islands)

Republic ( Faroese : Tjóðveldi , formerly known as the Republican Party ) is a left-wing political party in the Faroe Islands committed to Faroese independence .

History

The party was founded in 1948 as a result of the 1946 independence referendum , after which the Danish King was declared the King.

In 1998 Høgni Hoydal succeeded Heini O. Heinesen as party leader.

At the legislative elections , held on 20 January 2004, the party won 21.7% of the popular vote and 8 out of 33 seats. However, after the passing of an amendment adding the phrase ‘sexual orientation’ to paragraph 266b of the Anti-Discrimination Act, MP Karsten Hansen said that he was leaving the party to a difference in opinion. He later joined the Center Party .

At the elections on 19 January 2008, the party won 23.3% of the vote and 8 out of 33 seats.

In 2007, the party changed its name from Tjóðveldisflokkurin to simply Tjóðveldi (ie, from “the Republican Party” to just “Republic”).

In the Danish parliamentary elections of 2007 , the party received 25.4% of the Faroese vote, thus retaining one of the two Faroese seats in the Danish National Folketing . In the 2011 election , however, its votes declined and it lost its seat to the Social Democrats . It regained its seat in the 2015 election .

Leaders

Party leaders

  • Høgni Hoydal 2000-present
  • Heini O. Heinesen 1994-1998
  • Signar Hansen (in Brúnni)
  • Erlendur Patursson 1948-1971
Parliamentarian leaders

  • Høgni Hoydal 2011-present
  • Annita to Fríðriksmørk 2009-2011
  • Sjúrður Skaale 2008-2009
  • Bergtóra Høgnadóttir Joensen 2008
  • Annita at Fríðriksmørk 2008
  • Høgni Hoydal 2004-2008
  • Heini O. Heinesen 1994-2004
  • Signar Hansen 1986-1989

Current members of the Løgting

Tjóðveldi’s member of the Faroese parliament since 1 September 2015. [3]

Elected
  • Høgni Hoydal – from 15 September 2015 Minister of Fishery
  • Sirið Stenberg – from 15 September 2015 Minister of Health
  • Kristina Háfoss – from 15 September 2015 Minister of Finance
  • Magni Arge – from 18 June 2015 member of the Folketing, took leave from the Løgting from 21 September 2016.
  • Annita at Fríðriksmørk
  • Katrin Kallsberg
  • Páll to Reynatúgvu
Deputy for 3 ministers and 1 member of the Folketing
  • Bjørt Samuelsen
  • Óluva Elin Klettskarð
  • Pauli Trond Petersen
  • Ingolf S. Olsen

History of Tjóðveldi in the Faroese and Danish general elections

Faroese general election
year votes Members
# %
1950 1,145 9.8

2/25

1954 3,028 23.8

6/27

1958 3,323 23.9

7/30

1962 3,281 21.6

6/29

1966 3,529 20.0

5/26

1970 3,963 21.9

6/26

1974 4,461 22.5

6/26

1978 4,614 20.3

6/32

1980 4,415 19.0

6/32

1984 4,921 19.5

6/32

1988 5,520 19.2

6/32

1990 4,178 14.7

4/32

1994 3,501 13.7

4/32

1998 6.584 23.8

8/32

2002 7.229 23.7

8/32

2004 6,890 21.7

8/32

2008 7,238 23.3

8/33

2011 5,584 18.3

6/33

2015 6,681 20.8

7/33

Danish general election
year votes Members
# %
1973 3,312

1/2

1975 3,563

1/2

1977 3,057

0/2

1979 3,886 20.8

0/2

nineteen eighty one 3,441 20.7

0/2

1984 3,646 19.9

0/2

1987 3,478 15.7

0/2

1988 4,690 20.5

0/2

1990 2,377 13.3

0/2

1994 1,798 9.4

0/2

1998 4,325 20.9

0/2

2001 6,578 24.9

1/2

2005 6,301 25.3

1/2

2007 5.849 25.4

1/2

2011 3,998 19.4

0/2

2015 5,730 24.5

1/2

References

  1. ^ Jump up to:c Parties and Elections in Europe: by Wolfram Nordsieck
  2. Jump up^ Christina Bergqvist (January 1, 1999). Equal Democracies ?: Gender and Politics in the Nordic Countries . Nordic Council of Ministers. p. 318. ISBN  978-82-00-12799-4 .
  3. Jump up^

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