Swedish general election, 1928

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Swedish general election, 1928
Sweden
1924 ←
15 September 1928 → 1932

All 230 seats in the Riksdag
  First party Second party Third party
  Per Albin Hansson - Sveriges styresmän.jpg Arvid Lindman.jpg Carl Gustaf Ekman.jpg
Leader Per Albin Hansson Arvid Lindman Carl Gustaf Ekman
Party Social Democratic Electoral League Free-minded National
Last election 104 65 28
Seats won 90 73 28
Seat change Decrease14 Increase8 Steady0
Popular vote 873,931 692,434 303,995
Percentage 37.0% 29.4% 12.9%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Nils Flyg.jpg Eliel Löfgren 1929.JPG
Leader Olof Olsson Nils Flyg Eliel Löfgren
Party Farmers' League Communist Liberal
Last election 23 4 5
Seats won 27 8 4
Seat change Increase4 Increase4 Decrease1
Popular vote 263,501 151,567 70,820
Percentage 11.2% 6.4% 3.0%

Prime Minister before election

Carl Gustaf Ekman
Free-minded National

PM-elect

Arvid Lindman
Electoral League

Election poster from the Conservative (or Right) Party. The text reads: "DALECARLIANS - Your forefathers have once saved Sweden from Christian the Tyrant. Redo your great work: Everyone who votes for the "Workers' Party" votes for the revolution of society, and the introduction of Bolshevism. SAVE THE FATHERLAND!"

General elections were held in Sweden between 15 and 21 September 1928.[1] The Swedish Social Democratic Party remained the largest party, winning 90 of the 230 seats in the Second Chamber of the Riksdag.[2] The elections have since become known as the "Cossack Election" due to the harsh tone and aggressive criticism from both sides.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Swedish Social Democratic Party 873,931 37.0 90 –14
General Electoral League 692,434 29.4 73 +8
Free-minded National Association 303,995 12.9 28 +-0
Farmers' League 263,501 11.2 27 +4
Communist Party of Sweden 151,567 6.4 8 +4
Liberal Party of Sweden 70,820 3.0 4 -1
Other parties 2,563 0.1 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 4,490
Total 2,363,301 100 230 0
Registered voters/turnout 3,505,672 67.4
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, p1872