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Encyclopedia > Conservative People's Party (Denmark)
Conservative People's Party
Det Konservative Folkeparti
Leader Bendt Bendtsen
Founded 1915
Headquarters Nyhavn 4
1051 København K
Official ideology/
political position
Liberal conservatism
Conservative liberalism Conservatism
Right-wing
International affiliation International Democrat Union
European Parliament Group European People's Party-European Democrats
Official colour(s) Green
Website www.konservative.dk

The Conservative People's Party (Danish: Det Konservative Folkeparti), also known as Conservatives (Konservative) is a Danish political party. Until 1915 it was known as Højre (Right). Image File history File links Konservative. ... Bendt Bendtsen Bendt Bendtsen (born March 25, 1954) has been the leader of the Danish Conservative Peoples Party since August 5, 1999. ... For other uses, see Copenhagen (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Ths article deals with conservatism as a political philosophy. ... “Right wing” redirects here. ... The International Democrat Union (IDU) is an international grouping of conservative, neoconservative and Christian democratic political parties. ... The European Peoples Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats is a group in the European Parliament. ... For other uses, see Green (disambiguation). ... Political Parties redirects here. ...


The party has participated in several coalition governments, but only one Prime Minister (statsminister in Danish), Poul Schlüter, has come from this party, serving from 1982 to 1993. The youth branch of the Conservative People's Party, albeit an independent organisation, is Conservative Youth, the earliest formed youth organisation in Denmark, founded in December 1904, and believed to be one of the oldest in the world[citation needed], preceding the Conservative People's Party with 10 years. The student branch is Conservative Students, likewise an independent organisation, which has branches on all Danish Universities. A coalition government, or coalition cabinet, is a cabinet in parliamentary government in which several parties cooperate. ... This is a list over the heads of government in Denmark, from the establishment of a constitutional monarchy in 1849 until present. ... Poul Schlüter is a Danish politician, born in Tønder, in southern Jutland, Denmark in 1929. ... KU logo Konservativ Ungdom (Young Conservatives), the youth wing of the Conservative Peoples Party in Denmark. ... Conservative Students (Konservative Studerende), is the student wing of the Conservative Peoples Party in Denmark. ...


Since 2001, the Conservative People's Party has been the junior partner in a coalition government lead by Venstre (Left). The Conservative People's Party is currently led by Bendt Bendtsen, who serves as Minister of Trade and Industry as well as Deputy Prime Minister. Venstre[1] (IPA: , in Danish literally: Left), full name: Venstre, Danmarks Liberale Parti (Venstre, Liberal Party of Denmark) is the largest political party in Denmark, founded with a basis on free market Liberalism, now a right-of-centre party. ... Bendt Bendtsen Bendt Bendtsen (born March 25, 1954) has been the leader of the Danish Conservative Peoples Party since August 5, 1999. ...


The party is a member of the European People's Party (EPP). In the 2004 election for the European Parliament, Gitte Seeberg won a seat for the party and was a member of the EPP-ED group, but left the Conservatives on 7 May 2007 to become one of the founders of the New Alliance. The European Peoples Party (EPP) is the largest transnational European political party. ... Elections to the European Parliament were held from June 10, 2004 to June 13, 2004 in the 25 member states of the European Union, using varying election days according to local custom. ... Established 1952, as the Common Assembly President Hans-Gert Pöttering (EPP) Since 16 January 2007 Vice-Presidents 14 Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou (EPP) Alejo Vidal-Quadras (EPP) Gérard Onesta (Greens – EFA) Edward McMillan-Scott (ED) Mario Mauro (EPP) Miguel Angel Martínez Martínez (PES) Luigi Cocilovo (ALDE) Mechtild... Gitte Seeberg Gitte Seeberg (born on 25 June 1960 in København) is a Danish politician and Member of the European Parliament with the Conservative Peoples Party, Member of the Bureau of the European Peoples Party and sits on the European Parliaments Committee on Foreign Affairs. ... The European Peoples Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats is a group in the European Parliament. ... is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... New Alliance (Danish: ) is a Danish political party, founded on 7 May 2007. ...


In the 2007 elections for the Folketing (Danish national parliament), the Conservative People's Party gained 18 seats, status quo from the previous elections, winning 10.4% of the vote. In that election, it came fifth, behind Venstre, the Social Democrats, the Socialist People's Party and the Danish People's Party. Wikinews has related news: Danish Prime Minister calls an election for 2007 The 66th Folketing election in Denmark will be held on November 13, 2007. ... The Folketing [], or Folketinget, is the national parliament of Denmark. ... Legislative elections were held in Denmark on February 8, 2005. ... Venstre[1] (IPA: , in Danish literally: Left), full name: Venstre, Danmarks Liberale Parti (Venstre, Liberal Party of Denmark) is the largest political party in Denmark, founded with a basis on free market Liberalism, now a right-of-centre party. ... The Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne), is a Danish political party. ... The Socialist Peoples Party (Danish: Socialistisk Folkeparti, SF) is a Danish socialist and Green politicial party. ... The Danish Peoples Party (Danish: Dansk Folkeparti) is a social conservative, nationalist, far right political party in Denmark. ...

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Relationship to Other Parties

Although the Social Democratic Party is currently speaking of the possibility of a broad centrist coalition including the KF, the Conservatives appear determined to continue to be committed to a right-of-centre alliance,[citation needed] working most closely with the liberal Venstre and somewhat less closely with the Danish People's Party. The KF did cooperate with Radikal Venstre during its time in power in the Eighties. Social Democratic Party may refer to: Afghan Social Democratic Party Social Democratic Party (Albania) Social Democratic Party (Andorra) Social Democratic Party of Austria Brazilian Social Democracy Party Social Democratic Party (Central African Republic) Social Democratic Party of Croatia Czech Social Democratic Party Socialdemokratiet, Denmark Social Democratic Party (East Timor) Social... In politics, centrism usually refers to the political ideal of promoting moderate policies which land in the middle ground between different political extremes. ... The Danish Peoples Party (Danish: Dansk Folkeparti) is a social conservative, nationalist, far right political party in Denmark. ...


International Comparison

The KF is a party that extols the virtues of capitalism in a land of social democracy, but it is not considered an especially radical party, being quite moderated by the popularity of the welfare state in Denmark. Thus, KF is somewhat close to the mainstream of European conservatives, with an extra liberal streak. Comparisons could be drawn with the reformists within the Sarkozy government in France or David Cameron's Conservatives. For other uses, see Capitalism (disambiguation). ... Social democracy is a political ideology emerging in the late 19th and early 20th centuries from supporters of Marxism who believed that the transition to a socialist society could be achieved through democratic evolutionary rather than revolutionary means. ... Look up Radical in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... There are three main interpretations of the idea of a welfare state: the provision of welfare services by the state. ... Look up liberal on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Liberal may refer to: Politics: Liberalism American liberalism, a political trend in the USA Political progressivism, a political ideology that is for change, often associated with liberal movements Liberty, the condition of being free from control or restrictions Liberal Party, members of... Reformism (also called revisionism or revisionist theory) is the belief that gradual changes in a society can ultimately change its fundamental structures. ... For the Canadian ice hockey player, see Dave Cameron. ...


List of leaders

Political leaders

John Christmas Møller 1928-1947
Ole Bjørn Kraft 1947-1955
Aksel Møller 1955-1958
Poul Sørensen 1958-1969
Poul Møller 1969-1971
Erik Ninn-Hansen 1971-1974
Poul Schlüter 1974-1993
Henning Dyremose 1993
Hans Engell 1993-1997
Per Stig Møller 1997-1998
Pia Christmas-Møller 1998-1999
Bendt Bendtsen 1999-

Guido Leo John Christmas Møller (April 3, 1894 - April 13, 1948) was a Danish politician representing the Conservative Peoples Party. ... Poul Sørensen (born April 23, 1954) is a former Danish handball player who competed in the 1984 Summer Olympics. ... A Danish politician. ... Poul Schlüter is a Danish politician, born in Tønder, in southern Jutland, Denmark in 1929. ... Hans Engell Hans Engell (born October 8, 1948) is a Danish politician and journalist, currently editor-in-chief of the tabloid Ekstra Bladet. ... Per Stig Møller Per Stig Møller (born August 27, 1942 in Frederiksberg) is the current Foreign Minister, as of 2005. ... Pia Christmas-Møller Pia Christmas-Møller (born January 21, 1961) is a Danish politician. ... Bendt Bendtsen Bendt Bendtsen (born March 25, 1954) has been the leader of the Danish Conservative Peoples Party since August 5, 1999. ...

Party chairmen

Emil Piper 1916-28
Charles Tvede 1928-32
John Christmas Møller 1932-39
Vilhelm Fibiger 1939-48
Halfdan Hendriksen 1948-57
Einar Foss 1957-65
Knud Thestrup 1965-72
Erik Haunstrup Clemmensen 1972-74
Poul Schlüter 1974-77
Ib Stetter 1977-81
Poul Schlüter 1981-93
Torben Rechendorff 1993-95
Hans Engell 1995-97
Per Stig Møller 1997-98
Poul Andreassen 1998-00
Bendt Bendtsen 2000-

Guido Leo John Christmas Møller (April 3, 1894 - April 13, 1948) was a Danish politician representing the Conservative Peoples Party. ... Poul Schlüter is a Danish politician, born in Tønder, in southern Jutland, Denmark in 1929. ... Poul Schlüter is a Danish politician, born in Tønder, in southern Jutland, Denmark in 1929. ... Hans Engell Hans Engell (born October 8, 1948) is a Danish politician and journalist, currently editor-in-chief of the tabloid Ekstra Bladet. ... Per Stig Møller Per Stig Møller (born August 27, 1942 in Frederiksberg) is the current Foreign Minister, as of 2005. ... Bendt Bendtsen Bendt Bendtsen (born March 25, 1954) has been the leader of the Danish Conservative Peoples Party since August 5, 1999. ...

Youth and student wings

KU logo Konservativ Ungdom (Young Conservatives), the youth wing of the Conservative Peoples Party in Denmark. ... Conservative Students (Konservative Studerende), is the student wing of the Conservative Peoples Party in Denmark. ...

Famous members

  • John Christmas Møller - wartime resistance figure

Guido Leo John Christmas Møller (April 3, 1894 - April 13, 1948) was a Danish politician representing the Conservative Peoples Party. ...

External links

(Danish) Official website


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