Swedish general election, 1952

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Swedish general election, 1952
Sweden
1948 ←
21 September 1952
→ 1956

All 230 seats to the Second Chamber of the Riksdag
116 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Tage Erlander 1952.jpg Bertil Ohlin.jpg Hjalmarson (2).JPG
Leader Tage Erlander Bertil Ohlin Jarl Hjalmarson
Party Social Democratic People's Rightist
Last election 112 57 23
Seats won 110 58 31
Seat change Decrease2 Increase1 Increase8
Popular vote 1,742,284 924,819 543,825
Percentage 46.1% 24.4% 14.4%

  Fourth party Fifth party
  Gunnar Hedlund 1951.jpg Hilding Hagberg-2.jpg
Leader Gunnar Hedlund Hilding Hagberg
Party Farmers' League Communist
Last election 30 8
Seats won 26 5
Seat change Decrease4 Decrease3
Popular vote 406,183 164,194
Percentage 10.7% 4.3%

PM before election

Tage Erlander
Social Democratic

Elected PM

Tage Erlander
Social Democratic

General elections were held in Sweden on 21 September 1952.[1] The Swedish Social Democratic Party remained the largest party with 110 of the 230 seats in the Second Chamber of the Riksdag and together with the Communist Party of Sweden they got 115 seats and the other parties 115 seats.[2] Tage Erlander and his Social Democratic Party did however form his second government with the Farmers' League already in 1951 and together with that party the Social Democrats now had a majority of 136 seats in the chamber and together with the Communists 141 seats. In the other indirectly elected chamber the Social Democrats had an absolute majority.

The Catalina affair had taken place a few months prior to the election and was highly debated during the time.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Swedish Social Democratic Party 1,742,284 46.0 110 –2
People's Party 924,819 24.4 58 +1
Right Party 543,825 14.4 31 +8
Farmers' League 406,183 10.7 26 –4
Communist Party of Sweden 164,194 4.3 5 –3
Other parties 2,402 0.1 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 17,577
Total 3,801,284 100 230 0
Registered voters/turnout 4,805,216 79.1
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