1953 Norwegian parliamentary election

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1953 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
  Einar Gerhardsen 1945.jpeg 33606 C.J. Hambro.jpg Bent Røiseland.png
Leader Einar Gerhardsen C. J. Hambro Bent Røiseland
Party Labour Conservative Liberal
Last election 85 seats, 45.7% 23 seats, 20.5% 21 seats, 16.5%
Seats won 77 27 15
Seat change Decrease7 Increase4 Decrease6
Popular vote 830,448 337,632[a] 177,662
Percentage 46.7% 18.9%[a] 10.0%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Wikborg.PNG Einar Frogner.PNG Emil Løvlien.jpg
Leader Erling Wikborg Einar Frogner Emil Løvlien
Party Christian Democratic Farmers' Communist
Last election 9 seats, 8.1% 12 seats, 10.8% 0 seats, 5.8%
Seats won 14 14 3
Seat change Increase5 Increase2 Increase3
Popular vote 186,627 166,679[a] 90,422
Percentage 10.5% 9.3%[a] 5.1%

Prime Minister before election

Oscar Torp
Labour

Elected Prime Minister

Oscar Torp
Labour

Parliamentary elections were held in Norway on 12 October 1953.[1] The result was a victory for the Labour Party, which won 77 of the 150 seats in the Storting.

Results[edit]

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Party Votes % Seats +/–
Labour Party 830,448 46.7 77 –7
Conservative Party 327,971 18.4 27 +4
Christian People's Party 186,627 10.5 14 +5
Liberal Party 177,662 10.0 15 –6
Farmers' Party 157,018 8.8 14 +2
Communist Party 90,422 5.1 3 +3
Farmers-Conservatives 9,661 0.5 [a]
Wild votes 22 0.0
Invalid/blank votes 10,500
Total 1,790,331 100 150 0
Registered voters/turnout 2,256,799 79.3
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

a The joint list of the Farmers' Party and Conservative Party won one seat, which was taken by the Conservative Party.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1438 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1459