Norwegian parliamentary election, 1969

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Norwegian parliamentary election, 1969
Norway
1965 ←
1969 → 1973

All 150 seats in the Norwegian Parliament
76 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Trygve Bratteli.jpg Blank.png Blank.png
Leader Trygve Bratteli Sjur Lindebrække John Austrheim
Party Labour Conservative Centre
Last election 68 seats, 43.1% 31 seats, 21.4% 18 seats, 10.1%
Seats won 74 29 20
Seat change Increase6 Decrease2 Increase2
Popular vote 1,004,348 489,282[a] 277,201[b]
Percentage 46.5% 22.7%[a] 12.9%[b]

  Fourth party Fifth party
  Korvald.PNG Gunnar Garbo.jpg
Leader Lars Korvald Gunnar Garbo
Party Christian Democratic Liberal
Last election 13 seats, 8.9% 18 seats, 9.4%
Seats won 14 13
Seat change Increase1 Decrease5
Popular vote 252,376[a][b] 202,553
Percentage 11.7%[a][b] 9.4%

Prime Minister before election

Per Borten
Centre

Prime Minister-designate

Per Borten
Centre

Parliamentary elections were held in Norway on 7 and 8 September 1969.[1] Although the Labour Party remained the largest party, winning 74 of the 150 seats, the coalition of right-wing parties won 76 seats. The closeness of the result and fears of the two blocs winning an equal number of seats led to the number of seats being increased to an odd number for the next elections.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Labour Party 1,004,348 46.5 74 +6
Conservative Party 406,209 18.8 29 –2
Liberal Party 202,553 9.4 13 –5
Centre Party 194,128 9.0 20 +2
Christian People's Party 169,303 7.8 14 +1
Socialist People's Party 73,284 3.4 0 –2
Communist Party 21,517 1.0 0 0
Christians-Conservatives 83,073 3.9 [a]
Centrists-Christians [b]
Socialists-Communists 3,203 0.2 0
Norwegian Democratic Party 561 0.0 0 0
Lapp People's List 527 0.0 0 New
Wild votes 6 0.0
Invalid/blank votes 8,697
Total 2,162,596 100 150 0
Registered voters/turnout 2,579,566 83.8
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

a The joint list of the Conservative Party and the Christian People's Party won two seats, with the parties taking one each.[2]

b The joint list of the Centre Party and the Christian People's Party won four seats, three taken by the Centre Party and one by the Christian People's Party.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1438 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ a b Nohlen & Stöver, pp1459-1460