2017 Greenlandic local elections
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5 municipal councils
Party Leader % Seats +/–
Siumut Kim Kielsen 41.5 39 +1
Inuit Ataqatigiit Sara Olsvig 32.4 26 +6
Atassut Siverth K. Heilmann 11.8 9 0
Democrats Randi V. Evaldsen 8.2 4 +2
Partii Naleraq Has Enoksen 4.6 3 New
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.

The Greenlandic local elections of 2017 were held on 4 April 2017 for Greenland's 3 regional municipality councils, 2 transition committees, several settlement councils and parochial church councils.[1] All seats will be contested for the 2018–21 term of office. In the previous election there were 70 seats.


Results of municipal elections

Number of councillors and political parties in the regional Municipal Councils

Sum of local elections
Party Share of vote Seats
Percent Change Number Change
Forward 41.5 % Decrease 6.0% 39 Increase 1
Community of the People 32.4 % Increase 3.0% 26 Increase 6
Solidarity 11.8 % Decrease 1.1% 9 Steady
Democrats 8.2 % Increase 1.8% 4 Increase 2
Point of Orientation Party 4.6 % New 3 New
Others 0% Decrease 0.2% 0 Decrease 1

Mayors in the regional municipalities

The mayors (Greenlandic: Kommuneqarfiup Siulersortaa; plural: Kommuneqarfiup Siulersortai, Danish: Borgmester; plural: Borgmestre) of the 5 municipalities heads the council meetings and is the chairman of the finance committee in each of their respective municipalities.

Mayors after the election
Party Number Change
Forward 3 Decrease 1
Community of the People 2 Increase 1
Solidarity 0 Steady
Democrats 0 Steady
Point of Orientation Party 0 New
Independents 0 Steady

Old and new mayors in the regional municipalities

The term of office for the mayors elected by the majority of councillors among its members in each municipal council is the same as for the councils elected, namely 2 April 2013 until 31 April 2017.

Mayors outgoing and incoming
Municipality Incumbent mayor Elected mayor Municipality
Kujalleq Municipality Jørgen Wæver Johansen Kirsten P. Isaksen Kujalleq Municipality
Qaasuitsup Municipality Ole Dorph Palle Jeremiassen Avannaata Municipality
Ane Hansen Qeqertalik Municipality
Qeqqata Municipality Hermann Berthelsen Malik Berthelsen Qeqqata Municipality
Sermersooq Municipality Asii Chemnitz Narup Asii Chemnitz Narup Sermersooq Municipality


  1. ^ Local Elections, Sermersooq Municipality, accessed 2017-03-05