Norwegian parliamentary election, 1945

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Norwegian parliamentary election, 1945
Norway
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All 150 seats in the Norwegian Parliament
76 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Einar Gerhardsen 1945.jpeg Arthur Nordlie.jpg Blank.png
Leader Einar Gerhardsen Arthur Nordlie Jacob Worm-Müller
Party Labour Conservative Liberal
Last election 70 seats, 42.5% 36 seats, 21.3% 23 seats, 16.0%
Seats won 76 25 20
Seat change Increase6 Decrease11 Decrease3
Popular vote 609,348 252,608 204,852
Percentage 41.0% 17.0% 13.8%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Adam Egede-Nissen2.jpg
Leader Adam Egede-Nissen Nils Trædal Nils Lavik
Party Communist Farmers' Christian Democratic
Last election 0 seats, 0.3% 18 seats, 11.5% 2 seat, 1.3%
Seats won 11 10 8
Seat change Increase11 Decrease8 Increase6
Popular vote 176,535 119,362 117,813
Percentage 11.9% 8.0% 7.9%

Prime Minister before election

Einar Gerhardsen
Labour

Prime Minister-designate

Einar Gerhardsen
Labour

Parliamentary elections were held in Norway on 8 October 1945,[1] the first following World War II and the end of the German occupation. The result was a victory for the Labour Party, which won 76 of the 150 seats in the Storting, the first time a party had won a majority since the 1915 elections.

Results[edit]

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Party Votes % Seats +/–
Labour Party 609,348 41.0 76 +6
Conservative Party 252,608 17.0 25 –11
Liberal Party 204,852 13.8 20 –3
Communist Party 176,535 11.9 11 +11
Farmers' Party 119,362 8.0 10 –8
Christian People's Party 117,813 7.9 8 +6
New Norway 1,845 0.1 0 New
Other parties 2,809 0.2 0
Wild votes 53 0.0
Invalid/blank votes 12,969
Total 1,498,194 100 150 0
Registered voters/turnout 1,961,977 76.4
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

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