Norwegian parliamentary election, 1936

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Norwegian parliamentary election, 1936
Norway
1933 ←
1936 → 1945

All 150 seats in the Norwegian Parliament
76 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Torp.PNG Johan Henrik Andresen.jpg Johan Ludwig Mowinckel.jpg
Leader Oscar Torp Johan H. Andresen Johan Ludwig Mowinckel
Party Labour Conservative Liberal
Last election 69 seats, 40.1% 30 seats, 20.2% 24 seats, 17.7%
Seats won 70 36 23
Seat change Increase1 Increase6 Decrease1
Popular vote 618,616 310,324 232,784
Percentage 42.5% 21.3% 16.0%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Jens Hundseid.jpeg
Leader Jens Hundseid Ingebrigt Bjørø  ?
Party Farmers' Christian Democratic Society
Last election 23 seats, 13.9% 1 seat, 0.8% 1 seat, 1.5%
Seats won 18 2 1
Seat change Decrease5 Increase1 Steady0
Popular vote 168,038 19,612 45,109
Percentage 11.5% 1.3% 3.1%

Prime Minister before election

Johan Nygaardsvold
Labour

Prime Minister-designate

Johan Nygaardsvold
Labour

Parliamentary elections were held in Norway on 19 October 1936,[1] the last before World War II and the German invasion of Norway. The result was a victory for the Labour Party, which won 70 of the 150 seats in the Storting.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Labour Party 618,616 42.5 70 +1
Conservative Party-Liberal People's Party[a] 310,324 21.3 36 +6
Liberal Party 232,784 16.0 23 –1
Farmers' Party 168,038 11.5 18 –5
Society Party 45,109 3.1 1 0
Nasjonal Samling 26,577 1.8 0 0
Christian People's Party 19,612 1.3 2 +1
Liberal People's Party-Fatherland's Alliance[a] 19,236 1.3 0
Radical People's Party 6,407 0.4 0 –1
Communist Party 4,376 0.3 0 0
Other parties 4,132 0.3 0
Wild votes 27 0.0
Invalid/blank votes 8,230
Total 1,463,468 100 150 0
Registered voters/turnout 1,741,905 84.0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

a The Conservative Party and the Liberal People's Party continued their alliance, but in some constituencies the Liberal People's Party ran a joint list with the Fatherland's Alliance.[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, p1451