Norwegian parliamentary election, 1965

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Norwegian parliamentary election, 1965
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 Blank.png Gunnar Garbo.jpg
Leader Einar Gerhardsen Sjur Lindebrække Gunnar Garbo
Party Labour Conservative Liberal
Last election 74 seats, 46.8% 29 seats, 20.4% 14 seats, 11.3%
Seats won 68 31 18
Seat change Decrease6 Increase2 Increase4
Popular vote 883,320 438,412[a] 222,547[b]
Percentage 43.1% 21.4%[a] 10.9%[b]

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Leader Per Borten Einar Hareide Knut Løfsnes
Party Centre Christian Democratic Socialist People's
Last election 16 seats, 10.9% 15 seats, 10.4% 2 seats, 2.4%
Seats won 18 13 2
Seat change Increase2 Decrease2 Steady0
Popular vote 206,415[b] 183,131[b] 122,721
Percentage 10.1%[b] 8.9%[b] 6.0%

Prime Minister before election

Einar Gerhardsen
Labour

Elected Prime Minister

Per Borten
Centre

Parliamentary elections were held in Norway on 12 and 13 September 1965.[1] The Labour Party remained the largest party, winning 68 of the 150 seats. However, the four non-socialist parties succeeded in winning a majority between them and forming a government. Per Borten, the leader of the Centre Party, became Prime Minister.

Results[edit]

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Party Votes % Seats +/–
Labour Party 883,320 43.1 68 –6
Conservative Party 415,612 20.3 31 +2
Liberal Party 207,834 10.2 18 +4
Centre Party 191,702 9.4 18 +2
Christian People's Party 160,331 7.8 13 –2
Socialist People's Party 122,721 6.0 2 0
Communist Party 27,996 1.4 0 0
Christians-Conservatives 22,800 1.1 [a]
Centrists-Liberals 14,713 0.7 [b]
Norwegian Democratic Party 194 0.0 0 New
Freedom Protectors 163 0.0 0 New
Wild votes 8 0.0
Invalid/blank votes 8,697
Total 2,056,091 100 150 0
Registered voters/turnout 2,406,866 85.4
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

a The joint list of the Conservative Party and the Christian People's Party won two seats, with the parties taking one each.[2]

b The joint list of the Centre Party and the Liberal Party won one seat, taken by the Centre Party.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1438 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ a b Nohlen & Stöver, pp1459-1460