Swedish general election, 1982

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Swedish general election, 1982
Sweden
1979 ←
19 September 1982
→ 1985

All 349 seats to the Riksdag
175 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Olof Palme.png Ulf Adelsohn grayscale 1000x1221px.png Falldin.JPG
Leader Olof Palme Ulf Adelsohn Thorbjörn Fälldin
Party Social Democratic Moderate Centre
Last election 152 73 64
Seats won 166 86 56
Seat change Increase12 Increase13 Decrease8
Popular vote 2,533,250 1,313,337 859,618
Percentage 45.6% 23.6% 15.5%

  Fourth party Fifth party
  Ola Ullsten.JPG Bundesarchiv Bild 183-N0701-023, Berlin, Erich Honecker, Lars Werner cropped.jpg
Leader Ola Ullsten Lars Werner
Party People's Left-Communist
Last election 38 20
Seats won 21 20
Seat change Decrease17 Steady0
Popular vote 327 770 308,899
Percentage 5.9% 5.6%

PM before election

Thorbjörn Fälldin
Centre

Elected PM

Olof Palme
Social Democratic

Sweden1982.jpg

General elections were held in Sweden on 19 September 1982.[1] They saw the return of the Swedish Social Democratic Party to power after six years in opposition, the longest period in opposition by the Social Democrats since the 1910s. The center-right coalition of Thorbjörn Fälldin had earlier suffered a loss upon the breakup of the government in 1981, the year before the election, when the rightist Moderate Party chose to withdraw from the government, protesting against the centrist tax policies of the Fälldin government. After regaining power, socialist leader Olof Palme succeeded in being elected Prime Minister again, having earlier held power between 1969 and 1976. He would retain this position successfully until his assassination in 1986.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Swedish Social Democratic Party 2,533,250 45.6 166 +12
Moderate Party 1,313,337 23.6 86 +13
Centre Party 859,618 15.5 56 –8
People's Party 327,770 5.9 21 –17
Left Party Communists 308,899 5.6 20 0
Christian Democratic Unity 103,820 1.9 0 0
Green Party 91,787 1.7 0 New
Workers Party Communists 5,745 0.1 0 0
Other parties 10,376 0.2 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 52,001
Total 5,606,603 100 349 0
Registered voters/turnout 6,130,993 91.4
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

By municipality[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1858 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7