Number of seats won in the parliamentary election in Denmark 2022, by party
Originally, the next Danish parliamentary election was scheduled for 2023. However, in early October 2022, the Danish Prime Minister, Mette Fredriksen of the Social Democrats, called an election for November 1, 2022. Controversy had been mounting since Fredriksen and her government decided to cull the whole country's mink population in 2020 because of fears of a mutated variant of the coronavirus. Ultimately, the government's ally in parliament, the Social Liberal Alliance, threatened to hold a vote of no confidence if she did not call a snap election.