Swedish general election, 1896

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General elections were held in Sweden in 1896.[1] Protectionist candidates received a narrow plurality of the vote.[1] Erik Gustaf Boström remained Prime Minister.


Only 23.9% of the male population aged over 21 was eligible to vote.[1] Voter turnout was 45.3%.[1]

Bloc Votes % Seats +/–
Protectionists 38.6
Free traders 38.0
Moderate free traders 23.4
Total 140,588 100
Source: Lewin


  1. ^ a b c d Leif Lewin (1989) Ideology and Strategy: A Century of Swedish Politics Cambridge University Press, p329