1953 Icelandic parliamentary election
The elections were conducted under two electoral systems. Twenty-one members were elected in single-member constituencies via first-past-the-post voting, while the remainder were elected using D'Hondt method proportional representation: twelve members in two-member constituencies, eight members in Reykjavík, and eleven from a single national compensatory list. To earn national list seats, a party had to win at least one constituency seat. In constituencies electing two or more members, within the party list, voters had the option to re-rank the candidates and could also strike a candidate out. Allocation of seats to candidates was done using a system based on the Borda count.
|Party||Votes||%||Lower House||Upper House|
|People's Unity Party – Socialist Party||12,422||16.0||5||–1||2||–1|
|Social Democratic Party||12,093||15.6||4||–1||2||0|
|National Preservation Party||4,667||6.0||2||New||0||New|
|Source: Nohlen & Stöver|
- Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p961 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
- Nohlen & Stöver, p976
- Renwick, Alan (2010). Helgason, Þorkell; Hermundardóttir, Friðný Ósk; Simonarson, Baldur (eds.). "Electoral System Change in Europe since 1945: Iceland" (PDF). Electoral system change since 1945. Archived from the original on 4 October 2021. Retrieved 4 October 2021.