Though a celebrated and largely unexpected victory, adherents of the government would not celebrate for too long, as the coalition split in 1981, when the dominant Moderates withdrew support, protesting against Fälldins tax policies, which they viewed as "too leftist". Though not being the leader of the coalition party holding the most seats, Fälldin was the designate prime minister since his earlier resignation in 1978, upon disagreement over the question of nuclear power.
Votes by municipality. The municipalities are the color of the party that got the most votes within the coalition that won relative majority.
Cartogram of the map to the left with each municipality rescaled to the number of valid votes cast.
Map showing the voting shifts from the 1976 to the 1979 election. Darker blue indicates a municipality voted more towards the parties that formed the centre-right bloc. Darker red indicates a municipality voted more towards the parties that form the left-wing bloc.
Votes by municipality as a scale from red/Left-wing bloc to blue/Centre-right bloc.
Cartogram of vote with each municipality rescaled in proportion to number of valid votes cast. Deeper blue represents a relative majority for the centre-right coalition, brighter red represents a relative majority for the left-wing coalition.