Norwegian parliamentary election, 1981

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Norwegian parliamentary election, 1981
Norway
1977 ←
1981 → 1985

All 155 seats in the Norwegian Parliament
78 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Brundtland.jpg Jo Benkow.jpg
Leader Gro Harlem Brundtland Jo Benkow Kåre Kristiansen
Party Labour Conservative Christian Democratic
Last election 76 seats, 42.5% 41 seats, 29.3% 22 seats, 14.5%
Seats won 66 53 15
Seat change Decrease10 Increase12 Decrease7
Popular vote 914,749 869,341[a] 308,148[a]
Percentage 37.2% 35.3%[a] 12.5%[a]

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Blank.png Berge Furre.jpg CI Hagen2326alt 2E jpg DF0000062793.jpg
Leader Johan J. Jakobsen Berge Furre Carl I. Hagen
Party Centre Socialist Left Progress
Last election 12 seats, 12.8% 2 seats, 4.2% 0 seats, 1.9%
Seats won 11 4 4
Seat change Decrease1 Increase2 Increase4
Popular vote 192,722[a] 121,561 109,564
Percentage 7.8%[a] 4.9% 4.5%

  Seventh party
 
Leader Hans Hammond Rossbach
Party Liberal
Last election 2 seats, 7.2%
Seats won 2
Seat change Steady0
Popular vote 168,033[a]
Percentage 6.8%[a]

Prime Minister before election

Gro Harlem Brundtland
Labour

Prime Minister-designate

Kåre Willoch
Conservative

Parliamentary elections were held in Norway on 13 and 14 September 1981.[1] The Labour Party remained the largest party in the Storting, winning 66 of the 155 seats. The Conservative Party made the strongest gains and formed a government on its own. In 1983 a majority coalition government with the Christian People's Party and the Center Party was established.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Labour Party 914,749 37.2 66 –10
Conservative Party 780,372 31.7 53 +12
Christian People's Party 219,179 8.9 15 –7
Socialist Left Party 121,561 4.9 4 +2
Progress Party 109,564 4.5 4 +4
Centre Party 103,753 4.2 11 –1
Non-socialist joint lists 88,969 3.6 [a]
Liberal Party 79,064 3.2 2 0
Red Electoral Alliance 17,844 0.7 0 0
Liberal People's Party 13,344 0.5 0 0
Communist Party 6,673 0.3 0 0
Plebiscite Party 1,145 0.0 0 New
Tom A. Schanke's Party 826 0.0 0 New
Freely Elected Representatives 801 0.0 0 0
Lapp People's List 594 0.0 0 0
Broad-Based Non-Partisan List 383 0.0 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 3,387
Total 2,462,142 100 155 0
Registered voters/turnout 3,003,093 82.0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

a Five seats were won by joint lists, all of which were taken by the Centre Party.[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, p1460