Icelandic parliamentary election, October 1916

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Icelandic parliamentary election, October 1916
Iceland
1914 ←
21 October 1916 → 1919

All 26 seats in the Lower House
8 of the 14 seats in the Upper House.
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Home Rule Þversum Farmers'
Seats won 8 + 7 6 + 3 4 + 1
Popular vote 5,333.5 938.5 1,173
Percentage 40.0% 7.0% 8.8%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party Langsum Independence Social Democratic
Seats won 3 + 0 1 + 2 1 + 0
Popular vote 2,097 1,014 903.5
Percentage 15.7% 7.5% 6.8%

  Seventh party
 
Party Ind. Farmers
Seats won 1 + 1
Popular vote 554
Percentage 4.1%

Parliamentary elections were held in Iceland on 21 October 1916.[1] Voters elected all 26 seats in the Lower House of the Althing and eight of the fourteen seats in Upper House,[2] the other six having been elected in August. The Home Rule Party emerged as the largest party in the Lower House of the Althing, winning eight of the 26 seats.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Lower House Upper House[a]
Home Rule Party 5,333.5 40.0 8 7
Independence Party - Langsum 2,097 15.7 3 0
Farmers' Party 1,173 8.8 4 1
Independence Party 1,014 7.6 1 2
Independence Party - Þversum 938.5 7.0 6 3
Social Democratic Party 903.5 6.8 1 0
Independent Farmers 554 4.1 1 1
Independents 1,336.5 10.0 2 0
Invalid/blank votes 680
Total 14,030 100 26 14
Registered voters/turnout 28,529 49.2
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

a Includes the seats elected in August.

References[edit]

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