Icelandic parliamentary election, 1926

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Elections to the Upper House of the Althing were held in Iceland on 1 July 1926.[1] Following reforms in 1915, the six seats in the Upper House appointed by the monarch were abolished, and replaced with six elected seats.[2] The seats were elected by proportional representation at the national level, using the D'Hondt method.[2] The remaining eight seats were elected along with the Lower House.

Results[edit]

Party Votes %
Conservative Party 5,501 39.4
Progressive Party 3,481 25.0
Social Democratic Party 3,164 22.7
Independence Party 1,312 9.4
Women's Candidate List 489 3.5
Invalid/blank votes 153
Total 14,100 100
Registered voters/turnout 30,767 45.8
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

By-election[edit]

A by-election was held on 23 October 1926.[3]

Party Votes %
Conservative Party 8,514 55.1
Progressive Party 6,940 44.9
Invalid/blank votes 243
Total 15,697 100
Registered voters/turnout 31,422 50.0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p961 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ a b Nohlen & Stöver, p954
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, pp961-962