Conservative People's Party (Denmark)

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The Conservative People's Party (Danish Det Konservative Folkeparti) is a Danish political party. Before 1915 it was known as Højre (Right).

The party has participated in several coalition governments, but only one Prime Minister (statsminister in Danish), Poul Schlüter, has come from this party. He served from 1982 to 1993.

Since 2001, the Conservative People's Party has been the junior partner in a coalition government with Venstre. It is currently led by Bendt Bendtsen who serves as Trade and Industry minister.

In the 2004 election for the European Parliament, Gitte Seeberg won a seat for the party, where she sits in the EPP-ED group.

In the 2005 elections to the Folketing (Danish national parliament), the Conservative People's Party returned 18 members, a gain of two, winning 10.3% of the vote. In that election, it came fourth, behind Venstre, the Social Democrats and the Danish People's Party.da:De Konservative Template:Dk-stub Template:Party-stub

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