Norwegian parliamentary election, 1918

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Norwegian parliamentary election, 1918
Norway
1915 ←
1918 → 1921

All 126 seats in the Norwegian Parliament
64 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Gunnar Knudsen.jpg Jens Bratlie.jpg Kyrre Grepp.jpg
Leader Gunnar Knudsen Jens Bratlie Kyrre Grepp
Party Liberal Conservative Labour
Last election 74 seats, 33.1% 20 seats, 29.0% 19 seats, 32.1%
Seats won 51 40 18
Seat change Decrease23 Increase20 Decrease1
Popular vote 187,657 201,325 (H+FV) 209,560
Percentage 28.3% 30.4% (H+FV) 31.6%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Bernt Holtsmark.jpg
Leader Bernt Holtsmark  ?  ?
Party Liberal Left Agrarian Labour Democrats
Last election 1 seat with H 1 seat, 1.0% 6 seats with V
Seats won 10 3 3
Seat change Increase9 Increase2 Decrease3
Popular vote Alliance with H 30,925 21,980
Percentage 4.7% 3.3%

Prime Minister before election

Gunnar Knudsen
Liberal

Prime Minister-designate

Gunnar Knudsen
Liberal

Parliamentary elections were held in Norway on 21 October 1918, with a second round between 4 and 11 November.[1] The result was a victory for the Liberal Party, which won 51 of the 123 seats in the Storting. Despite receiving the most votes, the Labour Party won just 18 seats, a loss of one seat compared with the 1915 elections.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Labour Party 209,560 31.6 18 –1
Conservative Party 201,325 30.4 40 +20
Liberal Left Party 10 +9
Liberal Party 187,657 28.3 51 –23
Agrarian Association 30,925 4.7 3 +2
Labour Democrats 21,980 3.3 3 –3
Other parties and independents[a] 11,074 1.7 1 –1
Invalid/blank votes 12,856
Total 675,377 100 126 +3
Registered voters/turnout 1,186,602 60.5
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

a The other candidates included Women's electors from Oslo and priest Alfred Eiken.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1438 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1449