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Greenland (European Parliament constituency)

Prior to its secession from the European Community in 1985, Greenland was a constituency of the European Parliament for European elections.


The 1979 European election was the first election to the European Parliament. The vote was held on 9 June 1979. The eligible electorate was 29,188. Finn Lynge of Siumut was elected.

European Parliament election, 1979: Greenland[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Siumut Finn Lynge 5,118 55.3 n/a
Atassut Jørgen Hertling 4,142 44.7 n/a
Invalid votes 512 5.2 n/a
Turnout 9,772 33.5 n/a
Siumut win (new seat)


The 1984 European election was the second election to the European Parliament. The vote was held on 14 June 1984, and the eligible electorate was 34,653. Finn Lynge was reelected.

European Parliament election, 1984: Greenland[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Siumut Finn Lynge 7,364 63.5 +8.2
Atassut Konrad Steenholdt 4,241 36.5 -8.2
Invalid votes 747 6.0 +0.8
Turnout 12,352 35.6 +2.1
Siumut hold Swing

When Greenland seceded from the European Community on 1 January 1985 Lynge's seat was transferred to the Danish Socialist People's Party.[2]


  1. ^ Marquard, Arne (ed.) (1979). Folketingsårbog 1978-79 (Danish). Copenhagen, J. H. Schultz forlag, pp. 57-60. ISBN 87-569-0591-2.
  2. ^ a b Marquard, Arne (ed.) (1984). Folketingsårbog 1983-84 (Danish). Copenhagen, J. H. Schultz forlag, pp. 98-102. ISBN 87-569-1669-8.

External links

  • European Election News by European Election Law Association (Eurela)
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