Norwegian parliamentary election, 1921

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Norwegian parliamentary election, 1921
Norway
← 1918 1921 1924 →

All 150 seats in the Norwegian Parliament
76 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Otto Bahr Halvorsen.jpg Gunnar Knudsen.jpg Kyrre Grepp.jpg
Leader Otto Bahr Halvorsen Gunnar Knudsen Kyrre Grepp
Party Conservative Liberal Labour
Last election 40 seats, 30.4% 51 seats, 28.3% 18 seats, 31.6%
Seats won 42 37 29
Seat change Increase2 Decrease14 Increase11
Popular vote 301,372 (H+FV) 181,989 192,616
Percentage 33.3% (H+FV) 20.1% 21.3%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Bernt Holtsmark.jpg Blank.png
Leader Kristoffer Høgset Bernt Holtsmark  ?
Party Farmers' Free-minded Social Democratic Labour
Last election 3 seats, 4.7% 10 seats with H New
Seats won 17 15 8
Seat change Increase14 Increase5 Increase8
Popular vote 118,657 Alliance with H 83,629
Percentage 13.1% 9.2%

  Seventh party
 
Leader  ?
Party Radical People's
Last election 3 seats, 3.3%
Seats won 2
Seat change Decrease1
Popular vote 22,970
Percentage 2.5%

Prime Minister before election

Otto Albert Blehr
Liberal

Prime Minister-designate

Otto Albert Blehr
Liberal

Parliamentary elections were held in Norway on 24 October 1921.[1] This was the first election to use proportional representation, rather than the previous two round system. The result was a victory for the Conservative Party-Free-minded Liberal Party alliance, which won 57 of the 150 seats in the Storting.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Conservative Party 301,372 33.3 42 +2
Free-minded Liberal Party 15 +5
Labour Party 192,616 21.3 29 +11
Liberal Party 181,989 20.1 37 –14
Farmers' Party 118,657 13.1 17 +14
Social Democratic Labour Party 83,629 9.2 8 New
Radical People's Party 22,970 2.5 2 –1
Other parties 2,811 0.3 0
Wild votes 655 0.1
Invalid/blank votes 13,037
Total 904,699 100 150 +24
Registered voters/turnout 1,351,183 67.9
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1438 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7