Swedish general election, 1917

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Swedish general election, 1917
Sweden
September 1914 ←
1 September 1917 → 1920

All 230 seats in the Riksdag
  First party Second party Third party
  Hjalmar branting stor bild.jpg Daniel Persson i Tällberg 1928.JPG Arvid Lindman.jpg
Leader Hjalmar Branting Daniel Persson Arvid Lindman
Party Social Democratic Free-minded National Electoral League
Last election 87 57 86
Seats won 86 62 59
Seat change Decrease1 Increase5 Decrease27
Popular vote 228,777 202,936 182,070
Percentage 31.1% 27.6% 24.7%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Zethh1953.jpg
Leader Zeth Höglund Erik Eriksson  ?
Party Social Democratic Left Farmers' League National Farmers'
Last election New 0 New
Seats won 11 9 3
Seat change Increase11 Increase9 Increase3
Popular vote 59,243 39,262 22,659
Percentage 8.0% 5.3% 3.1%

Prime Minister before election

Carl Swartz
Electoral League

PM-elect

Nils Edén
Free-minded National

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General elections were held in Sweden between 1 and 16 September 1917.[1] The Swedish Social Democratic Party remained the largest party, winning 86 of the 230 seats in the Second Chamber of the Riksdag.[2] As a result the Rightist Prime Minister Carl Swartz resigned the premiership and was replaced by Liberal leader Nils Edén.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Swedish Social Democratic Party 228,777 31.1 86 –1
Free-minded National Association 202,936 27.6 62 +5
General Electoral League 182,070 24.7 57 –29
Social Democratic Left Party of Sweden 59,243 8.0 11 New
Farmers' League 39,262 5.3 9 +9
National Farmers' Association 22,659 3.1 3 New
Other parties 1,037 0.1 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 3,066
Total 739,050 100 230 0
Registered voters/turnout 1,123,969 65.8
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1858 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1871