1918 Norwegian parliamentary election

Parliamentary elections were held in Norway on 21 October 1918, with a second round between 4 and 11 November.[1] The result was a victory for the Liberal Party, which won 51 of the 123 seats in the Storting. Despite receiving the most votes, the Labour Party won just 18 seats, a loss of one seat compared with the 1915 elections.

1918 Norwegian parliamentary election

← 1915 21 October 1918 1921 →

All 126 seats in the Storting
64 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Gunnar Knudsen 02.jpg Jens Bratlie.jpg Kyrre Grepp.jpg
Leader Gunnar Knudsen Jens Bratlie Kyrre Grepp
Party Liberal Conservative Labour
Last election 33.07%, 74 seats 28.98%, 20 seats 32.07%, 19 seats
Seats won 51 40 18
Seat change Decrease23 Increase20 Decrease1
Popular vote 187,657 201,325 (H+FV) 209,560
Percentage 28.32% 30.39% (H+FV) 31.63%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Bernt Holtsmark.jpg
Leader Bernt Holtsmark
Party Free-minded Agrarian Labour Democrats
Last election 1 seat with H 1.03%, 1 seat 4.15%, 6 seats
Seats won 10 3 3
Seat change Increase9 Increase2 Decrease3
Popular vote Alliance with H 30,925 21,980
Percentage 4.67% 3.32%

Prime Minister before election

Gunnar Knudsen
Liberal

Prime Minister after election

Gunnar Knudsen
Liberal

ResultsEdit

 
PartyVotes%Seats+/–
Labour Party209,56031.6318–1
Conservative Party201,32530.3940+20
Free-minded Liberal Party10+9
Liberal Party187,65728.3251–23
Norwegian Agrarian Association30,9254.673+2
Labour Democrats21,9803.323–3
Other parties and independents[a]11,0741.671–1
Total662,521100.00126+3
Valid votes662,52198.10
Invalid/blank votes12,8561.90
Total votes675,377100.00
Registered voters/turnout1,186,60256.92
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
  1. ^ Other candidates included Women's electors from Oslo and priest Alfred Eiken.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1438 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1449