1919 Icelandic parliamentary election

Parliamentary elections were held in Iceland on 15 November 1919.[1] Voters elected all 26 seats in the Lower House of the Althing and eight of the fourteen seats in Upper House.[2] The Home Rule Party remained the largest party in the Lower House, winning 10 of the 26 seats.

1919 Icelandic parliamentary election
Kingdom of Iceland
← August & October 1916 15 November 1919 1922 →

All 26 seats in the Lower House
and 8 of 14 seats in the Upper House of Althing
14 and 8 seats needed for a majority
Turnout14,463 (45.5% Decrease3.7%)
Party Leader % Seats ±
Upper House
Home Rule Jón Magnússon 45.8% 6 -1
Independence Einar Arnórsson 25.3% 4 -1
Progressive Ólafur Briem 22.2% 4 +2
Lower House
Home Rule Jón Magnússon 45.8% 10 +2
Independence Einar Arnórsson 25.3% 9 -1
Progressive Ólafur Briem 22.2% 7 +2
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Prime Minister before Prime Minister after
Jón Magnússon Jón Magnússon
Home Rule
Jón Magnússon
Home Rule
Jón Magnússon

ResultsEdit

Party Votes % Lower House Upper House[a]
Seats +/– Seats +/–
Home Rule Party 6,423 45.8 10 +2 6 –1
Independence Party 3,548 25.3 9 +8 4 +2
Progressive Party 3,115 22.2 7 +2 4 +2
Social Democratic Party 949 6.8 0 –1 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 428
Total 14,463 100 26 0 14 0
Registered voters/turnout 31,870 45.5
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

a Includes the six seats elected in 1916.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p961 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p954