Norwegian parliamentary election, 1957

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Norwegian parliamentary election, 1957
Norway
1953 ←
1957 → 1961

All 150 seats in the Norwegian Parliament
76 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Einar Gerhardsen 1945.jpeg Alv Kjøs.PNG Bent Røiseland.png
Leader Einar Gerhardsen Alv Kjøs Bent Røiseland
Party Labour Conservative Liberal
Last election 77 seats, 46.7% 27 seats, 18.9% 15 seats, 10.0%
Seats won 78 29 15
Seat change Increase1 Increase2 Steady0
Popular vote 865,675 352,755[a][b] 177,291[b]
Percentage 48.3% 21.7%[a][b] 10.5%[b]

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  PMPer Borten.jpg Emil Løvlien.jpg
Leader Per Borten Einar Hareide Emil Løvlien
Party Centre Christian Democratic Communist
Last election 14 seats, 9.3% 14 seats, 10.5% 3 seats, 5.1%
Seats won 15 12 1
Seat change Increase1 Decrease2 Decrease2
Popular vote 200,237[a] 183,243 60,060
Percentage 9.9%[a] 10.2% 3.4%

Prime Minister before election

Einar Gerhardsen
Labour

Prime Minister-designate

Einar Gerhardsen
Labour

Parliamentary elections were held in Norway on 7 October 1957.[1] The result was a victory for the Labour Party, which won 78 of the 150 seats in the Storting. The Gerhardsen government continued in office.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Labour Party 865,675 48.3 78 +1
Conservative Party 301,395 16.8 29 +2
Christian People's Party 183,243 10.2 12 –2
Liberal Party 171,407 9.6 15 0
Centre Party 154,761 8.6 15 +1
Communist Party 60,060 3.4 1 –2
Centrists-Conservatives 45,476 2.5 [a]
Liberals-Conservatives 5,884 0.3 [b]
Norwegian Social Democratic Party 2,855 0.2 0 New
Liberal People's Party 249 0.0 0 New
Special Lists 105 0.0 0 New
Wild votes 18 0.0
Invalid/blank votes 9,027
Total 1,800,155 100 150 0
Registered voters/turnout 2,298,376 78.3
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

a The joint list of the Centre Party and Conservative Party won four seats, three of which were taken by the Conservative Party and one by the Centre Party, which was taken by the Conservative Party.[2]

b The joint list of the Liberal Party and Conservative Party won no seats.

References[edit]

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