Norwegian parliamentary election, 1973

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Norwegian parliamentary election, 1973

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All 155 seats in the Norwegian Parliament
78 seats were needed for a majority

  First party Second party Third party
  Trygve Bratteli.jpg Kåre Willoch Official Portrait.jpg Blank.png
Leader Trygve Bratteli Kåre Willoch Dagfinn Vårvik
Party Labour Conservative Centre
Last election 74 seats, 46.5% 29 seats, 22.7% 20 seats, 12.9%
Seats won 62 29 21
Seat change Decrease12 Steady0 Increase1
Popular vote 759,499 379,039[c] 265,734[a][b]
Percentage 35.3% 17.6%[c] 12.3%[a][b]

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Lars Korvald PM.jpeg Regjeringen Lyngs siste dag fra debatten i Stortinget - L0022 368bFo30141605120136 (cropped).jpg Anders Lange 1930s.jpg
Leader Lars Korvald Finn Gustavsen Anders Lange
Party Christian Democratic Socialist Anders Lange's
Last election 14 seats, 11.7% 0 seats, 4.4%[d] New
Seats won 20 16 4
Seat change Increase6 Increase16 Increase4
Popular vote 285,908[b][c] 241,851 107,784
Percentage 13.3%[b][c] 11.2% 5.0%

  Seventh party Eighth party
 
Leader Helge Rognlien Helge Seip
Party Liberal New People's
Last election 13 seats, 9.4% New
Seats won 2 1
Seat change Decrease11 Increase1
Popular vote 169,090[a][b] 73,854
Percentage 7.8%[a][b] 3.4%

Prime Minister before election

Lars Korvald
Christian Democratic

Elected Prime Minister

Trygve Bratteli
Labour

Parliamentary elections were held in Norway on 9 and 10 September 1973.[1] The Labour Party remained the largest party, winning 62 of the 155 seats in the Storting.

Results[edit]

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Party Votes % Seats +/–
Labour Party 759,499 35.3 62 –12
Conservative Party 370,370 17.2 29 0
Christian People's Party 255,456 11.9 20 +6
Socialist Electoral League 241,851 11.2 16 +16
Centre Party 146,312 6.8 21 +1
Anders Lange's Party 107,784 5.0 4 New
Centrists-Liberals 97,639 4.5 [a]
New People's Party 73,854 3.4 1 New
Liberal Party 49,668 2.3 2 –11
Centrists-Liberals-Christians 21,783 1.0 [b]
Red Electoral Alliance 9,360 0.4 0 New
Conservatives-Christians 8,669 0.4 [c]
Single Person's Party 5,113 0.2 0 New
Norwegian Democratic Party 2,125 0.1 0 0
Women's Free Deputies 1,866 0.1 0 New
Lapp People's List 849 0.0 0 0
Other parties 6 0.0 0
Invalid/blank votes 3,530
Total 2,155,734 100 155 +5
Registered voters/turnout 2,686,676 80.2
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

a The joint list of the Centre Party and the Liberal Party won seven seats, six taken by the Centre Party and one by the Liberal Party.[2]

b The joint list of the Centre Party, Liberal Party and the Christian People's Party won three, two taken by the Centre Party and one by the Christian People's Party.[2]

c The joint list of the Conservative Party and the Christian People's Party won no seats.[2]

d As the Socialist People's Party and the Communist Party

References[edit]

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