Swedish general election, 1944

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Swedish general election, 1944
Sweden
1940 ←
17 September 1944 → 1948

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 National Organization Farmers' League
Last election 134 42 28
Seats won 115 39 35
Seat change Decrease19 Decrease3 Increase7
Popular vote 1,436,571 488,921 421,094
Percentage 46.6% 15.8% 13.6%

  Fourth party Fifth party
  Gustaf Andersson i Rasjön.jpg Sven Linderot.jpg
Leader Gustaf Andersson Sven Linderot
Party People's Communist
Last election 23 3
Seats won 26 15
Seat change Increase3 Increase12
Popular vote 398,293 318,466
Percentage 12.9% 10.3%

PM before election

Per Albin Hansson
Social Democratic

Elected PM

Per Albin Hansson
Social Democratic

General elections were held in Sweden on 17 September 1944.[1] The Swedish Social Democratic Party remained the largest party, winning 115 of the 230 seats in the Second Chamber of the Riksdag.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Swedish Social Democratic Party 1,436,571 46.6 115 –19
National Organization of the Right 488,921 15.8 39 –3
Farmers' League 421,094 13.6 35 +7
People's Party 398,293 12.9 26 +3
Communist Party of Sweden 318,466 10.3 15 +12
Socialist Party of Sweden 5,279 0.2 0 0
Swedish Socialist Unity 4,204 0.1 0 New
National League of Sweden 3,819 0.1 0 New
Other parties 9,657 0.3 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 12,799
Total 3,099,103 100 230 0
Registered voters/turnout 4,310,241 71.9
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