Parliamentary Election 2019

In the 33-member Faroese parliament, 10 are first-time parliamentarians

Parliamentary elections were held in the Faroe Islands last Saturday.

All 33 seats in the Løgting (The Faroese parliament) were contested, and of those elected, 10 were new, a bit lower than in 2015 with 11.

Five were younger than 28 – including 22-year-old Beinir Johannesen from the town of Klaksvík and 23-year-old Hervør Pállsdóttir (picture above) from Tórshavn.

List of MPs elected in the 2019 general election:

Fólkaflokkurin (The Peoples Party), 24.5 percent, 8 seats
– Beinir Johannesen 995 votes
– Jacob Vestergaard 779
– Jørgen Niclasen 724
– Jógvan á Lakjuni 680
– Christian Andreasen 583
– Jákup Mikkelsen 549
– Uni Rasmussen 464
– Elsebeth Mercedis Gunnleygsdóttur

Sambandsflokkurin (The Union Party), 20.3 percent, 7 seats
– Bárður á Steig Nielsen 1220 votes
– Magnus Rasmussen 575
– Helgi Abrahamsen 498
– Kaj Leo Holm Johannesen 468
– Frimodt Rasmussen 356
– Rósa Samuelsen 314
– Johan Dahl 277

Javnaðarflokkurin (The Social Democratic Party), 22.1 percent, 7 seats
– Aksel V. Johannesen 2327 votes
– Ingilín Didriksen Strøm 543
– Henrik Old 443
– Heðin Mortesen 425
– Djóni Nolsøe Joensen 352
– Jóhannis Joensen 284
– Bjarni Hammer 271

Sjálvstýri (The Self-Government Party), 3.4 percent, 1 seat
– Kristin Michelsen 298 votes

Tjóðveldi (The Republican Party), 18.1 percent, 6 seats
– Høgni Hoydal 1209 votes
– Sirið Stenberg 491
– Bjørt Samuelsen 406
– Kristina Háfoss 346
– Beinta Løwe 299
– Hervør Pállsdóttir 289

Framsókn (Progress), 4.6 percent, 2 seats
– Bjarni Kárason Petersen 280 votes
– Poul Michelsen 265

Miðflokkurin (The Centre Party), 5.4 percent, 2 seats
– Jenis av Rana 472 votes
– Bill Justinussen 371

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