Swedish general election, 1920

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Swedish general election, 1920
Sweden
1917 ←
4 September 1920 → 1921

All 230 seats in the Riksdag
  First party Second party Third party
  Hjalmar branting stor bild.jpg Arvid Lindman.jpg Raoul Hamilton 1959.JPG
Leader Hjalmar Branting Arvid Lindman Raoul Hamilton
Party Social Democratic Electoral League Free-minded National
Last election 86 59 62
Seats won 75 70 47
Seat change Decrease11 Increase11 Decrease15
Popular vote 195,121 183,019 143,355
Percentage 29.6% 27.8% 21.8%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
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Leader Johan Andersson  ? Zeth Höglund
Party Farmers' League National Farmers' Social Democratic Left
Last election 9 3 11
Seats won 19 10 7
Seat change Increase10 Increase7 Decrease4
Popular vote 52,318 40,623 42,056
Percentage 7.9% 6.2% 6.4%

Prime Minister before election

Hjalmar Branting
Social Democratic

PM-elect

Louis de Geer
Independent

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General elections were held in Sweden between 4 and 17 September 1920,[1] the last before universal suffrage was introduced the following year.[2] The Swedish Social Democratic Party remained the largest party, winning 75 of the 230 seats in the Second Chamber of the Riksdag.[3] Later in October 1920 Hjalmar Branting was succeeded as Prime Minister by Baron Louis De Geer.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Swedish Social Democratic Party 195,121 29.6 75 –11
General Electoral League 183,019 27.8 70 +11
Free-minded National Association 143,355 21.8 47 –15
Farmers' League 52,318 7.9 19 +10
Social Democratic Left Party of Sweden 42,056 6.4 7 –4
National Farmers' Association 40,623 6.2 10 +7
Other parties 1,691 0.3 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 2,011
Total 660,194 100 230 0
Registered voters/turnout 1,192,922 55.3
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, p1853
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1871