Icelandic parliamentary election, July 1942

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Parliamentary elections were held in Iceland on 5 July 1942.[1] Although the Independence Party won a plurality of votes, the Progressive Party remained as the largest party in the Lower House of the Althing, winning 14 of the 33 seats.

Following the election, changes were made to the electoral system that reduced the over-representation of the Progressive Party.[2] Early elections were held in October.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Lower House Upper House
Seats +/– Seats +/–
Independence Party 22,975 39.5 11 0 6 0
Progressive Party 16,033 27.6 14 +2 6 –1
People's Unity Party – Socialist Party 9,423 16.2 4 +2 2 +1
Social Democratic Party 8,979 15.4 4 –2 2 0
Commonwealth Party 618 1.1 0 New 0 New
Liberal Left 103 0.2 0 New 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 809
Total 58,940 100 33 0 16 0
Registered voters/turnout 73,440 80.3
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p961 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p955