Swedish general election, 1988

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Swedish general election, 1988
Sweden
1985 ←
18 September 1988 → 1991

All 349 seats to the Riksdag
175 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Ingvar Carlsson.jpg Carl Bildt 2001-05-15.jpg Bengt Westerberg
Leader Ingvar Carlsson Carl Bildt Bengt Westerberg
Party Social Democratic Moderate People's
Last election 159 76 51
Seats won 156 66 44
Seat change Decrease3 Decrease10 Decrease7
Popular vote 2,321,826 983,226 655,720
Percentage 43.2% 18.3% 12.2%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Olof Johansson Bundesarchiv Bild 183-N0701-023, Berlin, Erich Honecker, Lars Werner cropped.jpg
Leader Olof Johansson Lars Werner Eva Goës
Birger Schlaug
Party Centre Left-Communist Green
Last election 42 19 0
Seats won 44 21 20
Seat change Steady 0 Increase2 Increase20
Popular vote 607,240 314,031 296,935
Percentage 11.3% 5.8% 5.5%

PM before election

Ingvar Carlsson
Social Democratic

Elected PM

Ingvar Carlsson
Social Democratic

Sweden1988.jpg

General elections were held in Sweden on 18 September 1988.[1] The Swedish Social Democratic Party remained the largest party in the Riksdag, winning 156 of the 349 seats.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Swedish Social Democratic Party 2,321,826 43.2 156 –3
Moderate Party 983,226 18.3 66 –10
People's Party 655,720 12.2 44 –7
Centre Party 607,240 11.3 42 (–1)
Left Party Communists 314,031 5.8 21 +2
Green Party 296,935 5.5 20 +20
Christian Democratic Society Party 158,182 2.9 0 (–1)
Other parties 36,559 0.7 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 67,331
Total 5,441,050 100 349 0
Registered voters/turnout 6,330,023 86.0
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
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1873