Swedish general election, 1924

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Swedish general election, 1924
Sweden
1921 ←
19 September 1924
→ 1928

All 230 seats in the Riksdag
  First party Second party Third party
  Hjalmar branting stor bild.jpg Arvid Lindman.jpg Carl Gustaf Ekman.jpg
Leader Hjalmar Branting Arvid Lindman Carl Gustaf Ekman
Party Social Democratic Electoral League Free-minded National
Last election 93 62 41
Seats won 104 65 28
Seat change Increase11 Increase3 Decrease13
Popular vote 725,407 461,257 228,913
Percentage 41.1% 26.1% 13.0%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Eliel Löfgren 1929.JPG Nils Flyg.jpg
Leader Johan Andersson Eliel Löfgren Nils Flyg
Party Farmers' League Liberal Communist
Last election 21 New 7
Seats won 23 5 4
Seat change Increase2 Increase4 Decrease3
Popular vote 190,396 69,627 63,301
Percentage 10.8% 3.9% 3.6%

  Seventh party
  Zethh1953.jpg
Leader Zeth Höglund
Party Höglund Communist
Last election New
Seats won 1
Seat change Increase1
Popular vote 26,301
Percentage 1.5%

Prime Minister before election

Ernst Trygger
Electoral League

PM-elect

Hjalmar Branting
Social Democratic

Caricature in a communist newspaper, on the new government formed by Hjalmar Branting after the elections

General elections were held in Sweden between 19 and 21 September 1924.[1] The Swedish Social Democratic Party remained the largest party, winning 104 of the 230 seats in the Second Chamber of the Riksdag.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Swedish Social Democratic Party 725,407 41.1 104 +11
General Electoral League 461,257 26.1 65 +3
Free-minded National Association 228,913 13.0 28 –13
Farmers' League 190,396 10.8 23 +2
Liberal Party of Sweden 69,627 3.9 5 New
Communist Party of Sweden 63,301 3.6 4 –3
Communist Party of Sweden (Hüglund Tendancy) 26,301 1.5 1 New
Other parties 84 0.0 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 5,473
Total 1,771,059 100 230 0
Registered voters/turnout 3,338,892 53.0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Formation of a new Cabinet[edit]

After the election the Cabinet of Ernst Trygger resigned and Gustav V asked Hjalmar Branting to form a new Cabinet which the Social Democratic leader accepted.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1858 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1872