1928 Swedish general election

General elections were held in Sweden between 15 and 21 September 1928.[1] The Swedish Social Democratic Party remained the largest party, winning 90 of the 230 seats in the Second Chamber of the Riksdag.[2] Arvid Lindman of the General Electoral League became Prime Minister, replacing the incumbent, Carl Gustaf Ekman of the Free-minded National Association. The elections have since become known as the "Cossack Election" due to the harsh tone and aggressive criticism used by both sides.

1928 Swedish general election

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All 230 seats in the Riksdag
  First party Second party Third party
  Per Albin Hansson - Sveriges styresmän.jpg Arvid Lindman.jpg Carl Gustaf Ekman.jpg
Leader Per Albin Hansson Arvid Lindman Carl Gustaf Ekman
Party Social Democratic Electoral League Free-minded National
Last election 104 65 29
Seats won 90 73 28
Seat change Decrease14 Increase8 Decrease1
Popular vote 873,931 692,434 303,995
Percentage 37.0% 29.4% 12.9%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Nils Flyg.jpg Eliel Löfgren 1929.JPG
Leader Olof Olsson Nils Flyg Eliel Löfgren
Party Farmers' League Communist Liberal
Last election 23 4 4
Seats won 27 8 4
Seat change Increase4 Increase4 Steady0
Popular vote 263,501 151,567 70,820
Percentage 11.2% 6.4% 3.0%

Prime Minister before election

Carl Gustaf Ekman
Free-minded National

PM-elect

Arvid Lindman
Electoral League

Election poster from the Conservative (or Right) Party. The text reads: "DALECARLIANS - Your forefathers have once saved Sweden from Christian the Tyrant. Redo your great work: Everyone who votes for the "Workers' Party" votes for the wrecking of society, and the introduction of Bolshevism. SAVE THE FATHERLAND!"

ResultsEdit

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party 873,931 37.0 90 –14
General Electoral League 692,434 29.4 73 +8
Free-minded National Association 303,995 12.9 28 –1
Farmers' League 263,501 11.2 27 +4
Communist Party 151,567 6.4 8 +4
Liberal Party 70,820 3.0 4 0
Other parties 2,563 0.1 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 4,490
Total 2,363,301 100 230 0
Registered voters/turnout 3,505,672 67.4
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
S
37.05%
AV
29.36%
FL
12.89%
B
11.17%
SKP
6.43%
LP
3.00%
Others
0.11%
Parliament seats
S
39.13%
AV
31.74%
FL
12.17%
B
11.74%
SKP
3.48%
LP
1.74%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1858 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1872

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