1911 Swedish general election

General elections were held in Sweden between 3 and 24 September 1911,[1] the first election in Sweden with universal male suffrage.[2] The Free-minded National Association (FL) emerged as the largest party, winning 102 of the 230 seats in the Second Chamber of the Riksdag.[3]

1911 Swedish general election

← 1908 10 September 1911 1914 →

All 230 seats to the Riksdag
  First party Second party Third party
  Karl Staaff.jpg Dick Östberg.jpg Hjalmar branting stor bild.jpg
Leader Karl Staaff Gustaf Fredrik Östberg Hjalmar Branting
Party Liberal Electoral League Social Democrat
Seats won 102 64 64
Popular vote 242,795 188,691 172,196
Percentage 40.2% 31.3% 28.5%

PM before election

Arvid Lindman
Electoral League

PM-elect

Karl Staaff
Liberal

As a result of the election, the General Electoral League's Arvid Lindman resigned as Prime Minister and was replaced by FL leader Karl Staaff.

ResultsEdit

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Free-minded National Association 242,795 40.2 102 –3
General Electoral League 188,691 31.2 64 –27
Social Democratic Party 172,196 28.5 64 +30
Other parties 292 0.0 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 3,506
Total 607,480 100 230 0
Registered voters/turnout 1,066,200 57.0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
FL
40.20%
AV
31.17%
S
28.51%
Others
0.05%
Parliament seats
FL
44.35%
AV
27.83%
S
27.83%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1858 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Edebalk, Per Gunnar (2000). "Emergence of a Welfare State – Social Insurance in Sweden in the 1910s". Journal of Social Policy. 29 (4): 537–551. doi:10.1017/S0047279400006085.
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1871