1921 Norwegian parliamentary election

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1921 Norwegian parliamentary election

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All 150 seats in the Norwegian Parliament
76 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Kyrre Grepp.jpg
Leader Otto Bahr Halvorsen Gunnar Knudsen Kyrre Grepp
Party Conservative Liberal Labour
Last election 40 seats, 30.4% 51 seats, 28.3% 18 seats, 31.6%
Seats won 42 37 29
Seat change Increase2 Decrease14 Increase11
Popular vote 301,372 (H+FV) 181,989 192,616
Percentage 33.3% (H+FV) 20.1% 21.3%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Bernt Holtsmark.jpg Blank.png
Leader Kristoffer Høgset Bernt Holtsmark ?
Party Farmers' Free-minded Social Democratic Labour
Last election 3 seats, 4.7% 10 seats with H New
Seats won 17 15 8
Seat change Increase14 Increase5 Increase8
Popular vote 118,657 Alliance with H 83,629
Percentage 13.1% 9.2%

  Seventh party
 
Leader ?
Party Radical People's
Last election 3 seats, 3.3%
Seats won 2
Seat change Decrease1
Popular vote 22,970
Percentage 2.5%

Prime Minister before election

Otto Albert Blehr
Liberal

Elected Prime Minister

Otto Albert Blehr
Liberal

Parliamentary elections were held in Norway on 24 October 1921.[1] This was the first election to use proportional representation, rather than the previous two round system. The result was a victory for the Conservative Party-Free-minded Liberal Party alliance, which won 57 of the 150 seats in the Storting.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Conservative Party 301,372 33.3 42 +2
Free-minded Liberal Party 15 +5
Labour Party 192,616 21.3 29 +11
Liberal Party 181,989 20.1 37 –14
Farmers' Party 118,657 13.1 17 +14
Social Democratic Labour Party 83,629 9.2 8 New
Radical People's Party 22,970 2.5 2 –1
Other parties 2,811 0.3 0
Wild votes 655 0.1
Invalid/blank votes 13,037
Total 904,699 100 150 +24
Registered voters/turnout 1,351,183 67.9
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1438 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7