Swedish general election, 1936

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Swedish general election, 1936
Sweden
1932 ←
20 September 1936 → 1940

All 230 seats to the Second Chamber of the Riksdag
116 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Per Albin Hansson - Sveriges styresmän.jpg Gösta Bagge.jpg Axel Pehrsson-Bramstorp.jpg
Leader Per Albin Hansson Gösta Bagge Axel Pehrsson-Bramstorp
Party Social Democratic Electoral League Farmers' League
Last election 104 58 36
Seats won 112 44 36
Seat change Increase9 Decrease14 Steady0
Popular vote 1,338,120 512,781 418,840
Percentage 45.9% 17.6% 14.4%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Gustaf Andersson i Rasjön.jpg Nils Flyg.jpg Sven Linderot.jpg
Leader Gustaf Andersson Nils Flyg Sven Linderot
Party People's Socialist Communist
Last election 24[1] 6[2] 2
Seats won 27 6 5
Seat change Increase3 Steady0 Increase3
Popular vote 376,161 127,832 96,519
Percentage 12.9% 4.4% 3.3%

PM before election

Axel Pehrsson-Bramstorp
Farmers' League

Elected PM

Per Albin Hansson
Social Democratic

Party activists handing out ballot papers for their parties outside a polling booth

General elections were held in Sweden on 20 September 1936.[3] The Swedish Social Democratic Party remained the largest party, winning 112 of the 230 seats in the Second Chamber of the Riksdag.[4]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Swedish Social Democratic Party 1,338,120 45.9 112 +8
General Electoral League 512,781 17.6 44 –14
Farmers' League 418,840 14.4 36 0
People's Party 376,161 12.9 27 +3
Socialist Party 127,832 4.4 6 0
Communist Party of Sweden 96,519 3.3 5 +3
National League of Sweden 26,750 0.9 0 New
National Socialist Workers' Party 17,483 0.6 0 New
Swedish National Socialist Party 3,025 0.1 0 0
Other parties 242 0.0 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 8,023
Total 2,925,776 100 230 0
Registered voters/turnout 3,924,598 74.5
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ Total seats of the Free-minded National Association and Liberal Party of Sweden.
  2. ^ As Kilbommare Communists
  3. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1858 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  4. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1872