Denmark: Political parties at a glance

Parties in comparison

Liberal
Socialist
Capitalist
Conservative
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Explanation of the chart

The graph shows the economic orientation of the parties on the X-axis from left to right. The further left, the more actively the state should intervene via taxes, regulations and redistribution. The further to the right, the less the state should intervene.

On the Y-axis from top to bottom, the parties are categorized according to their life models. The further up a party, the more it prioritizes liberal lifestyles over traditional views and material goods. The further down, the more a party aligns itself with traditional lifestyles and sees the state as the moral authority for living together.

Data was collected through the 2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey by more than 400 policy experts. Party positions may change over time. Therefore, the chart serves only as an overview and cannot make statements about specific political topics.

Ryan Bakker, Liesbet Hooghe, Seth Jolly, Gary Marks, Jonathan Polk, Jan Rovny, Marco Steenbergen, and Milada Anna Vachudova. 2020. “2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey.” - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Socialdemokraterne

Social Democrats
Centre-left
S&D
EU Parliament
Government

Socialdemokraterne is a center-left party that is currently represented in the parliament with 50 MPs.

The party upholds social democratic values, including social justice, equality, and the welfare state. They advocate for the interests of workers and social security.

Venstre

Venstre – Danish Liberal Party
Centre-right
RE
EU Parliament
Government

Venstre (Venstre – Danmarks Liberale Parti) is a center-right party and currently represented in parliament with 23 MPs.

Venstre is a liberal party and upholds classic liberal values such as individual freedom, free-market capitalism, and limited government intervention. They advocate for economic freedom and competition.

Moderaterne

The Moderates
Transversal
RE
EU Parliament
Government

Moderaterne is a party of undefinable orientation and currently represented in parliament with 16 MPs.

Moderaterne is a conservative party that upholds conservative values such as individual responsibility, economic conservatism, and the rule of law. They advocate for limited government regulation.

Socialistisk Folkeparti

Socialist People’s Party
Environment & Climate
G/EFA
EU Parliament
Opposition

Socialistisk Folkeparti is a green party that is currently represented in parliament with 15 seats.

SF upholds socialist values that emphasize equality, social justice, and environmental protection. They advocate for a strong social welfare system and progressive taxation.

Danmarksdemokraterne

Denmark Democrats
Right-wing
NI
EU Parliament
Opposition

Danmarksdemokraterne is a right-wing party that is currently represented in the parliament with 14 MPs.

The party upholds conservative and nationalist values. They advocate for restrictive immigration policies and the protection of Danish culture and identity.

Liberal Alliance

Liberal Alliance
Centre-right
EPP
EU Parliament
Opposition

Liberal Alliance is a center-right party that is currently represented in parliament with 14 seats.

The party advocates for individual freedoms, a free-market economy, and limited government intervention in the economy. They emphasize the protection of property rights and economic liberalism.

Konservative Folkeparti

Conservative People’s Party
Centre-right
EPP
EU Parliament
Opposition

Konservative Folkeparti (Det Konservative Folkeparti) is a center-right party and currently represented in parliament with 10 MPs.

The party upholds conservative values such as an emphasis on tradition, the rule of law, and economic stability. They place importance on family and social responsibility.

De Rød-Grønne

Red–Green Alliance
Left-wing
LEFT
EU Parliament
Opposition

De Rød-Grønne (Enhedslisten–De Rød-Grønne) is a left party that is currently represented in the parliament with 9 MPs.

The party upholds socialist and green values. They advocate for social justice, environmental protection, and peace.

Radikale Venstre

Danish Social Liberal Party
Liberal politics
RE
EU Parliament
Opposition

Radikale Venstre is a liberal party that is currently represented in the parliament with 7 MPs.

The party upholds liberal values and advocates for individual freedoms, human rights, and economic freedom. It emphasizes the importance of a strong welfare state in conjunction with a market economy.

Alternativet

The Alternative
Environment & Climate
G/EFA
EU Parliament
Opposition

Alternativet is a green party and currently represented in parliament with 6 MPs.

The party emphasizes environmental protection, social justice, and sustainability. They advocate for a circular economy, renewable energy, and environmental conservation.

Nye Borgerlige

The New Right
Right-wing
NI
EU Parliament
Opposition

Nye Borgerlige is a right-wing party that is currently represented in parliament with 6 seats.

The party emphasizes conservative values, including the strengthening of national identity, reduced immigration, and the defense of traditional Danish values.

Dansk Folkeparti

Danish People’s Party
Right-wing
ID
EU Parliament
Opposition

Dansk Folkeparti is a right-wing party that is currently represented in parliament with 5 seats.

Dansk Folkeparti emphasizes a conservative and nationalist agenda that focuses on limiting immigration, protecting Danish culture, and preserving national identity.

Frie Grønne

Independent Greens – Denmark's New Left-Wing Party
Environment & Climate
?
EU Parliament
No seats

Frie Grønne (Frie Grønne – Danmarks nye venstrefløjsparti) is a green party from Denmark.

Frie Grønne places a strong emphasis on environmental protection and sustainability. The party advocates for the expansion of renewable energy, nature conservation, and the fight against climate change.

Kristendemokraterne

Christian Democrats
Centre-right
EPP
EU Parliament
No seats

Kristendemokraterne is a center-right party from Denmark.

The Kristendemokraterne party emphasizes the importance of Christian values, family values, and the protection of life from conception to natural death.