Republic ( Faroese : Tjóðveldi , formerly known as the Republican Party ) is a left-wing political party in the Faroe Islands committed to Faroese independence .
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 .
Current members of the Løgting
Tjóðveldi’s member of the Faroese parliament since 1 September 2015. 
- 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
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