1960 Swedish general election

General elections were held in Sweden on 18 September 1960.[1] The Swedish Social Democratic Party remained the largest party, winning 114 of the 232 seats in the Second Chamber of the Riksdag.[2]

1960 Swedish general election

← 1958 18 September 1960 1964 →

All 232 seats to the Second Chamber of the Riksdag
117 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Tage Erlander 1952.jpg Bertil Ohlin.jpg Hjalmarson (2).JPG
Leader Tage Erlander Bertil Ohlin Jarl Hjalmarson
Party Social Democratic People's Rightist
Last election 111 38 45
Seats won 114 40 39
Seat change Increase3 Increase2 Decrease6
Popular vote 2,033,016 744,142 704,365
Percentage 47.8% 17.5% 16.6%

  Fourth party Fifth party
  Gunnar Hedlund 1951.jpg Hilding Hagberg-2.jpg
Leader Gunnar Hedlund Hilding Hagberg
Party Centre Communist
Last election 32 5
Seats won 34 5
Seat change Increase1 Steady0
Popular vote 579,007 190,560
Percentage 13.6% 4.5%

PM before election

Tage Erlander
Social Democratic

Elected PM

Tage Erlander
Social Democratic

ResultsEdit

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Swedish Social Democratic Party 2,033,016 47.8 114 +3
People's Party 744,142 17.5 40 +2
Rightist Party 704,365 16.6 39 –6
Centre Party 579,007 13.6 34 +2
Communist Party of Sweden 190,560 4.5 5 0
Other parties 3,024 0.0 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 17,496
Total 4,271,610 100 232 +1
Registered voters/turnout 4,972,177 85.9
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
S
47.81%
FP
17.50%
H
16.57%
C
13.62%
SKP
4.48%
Others
0.02%
Parliament seats
S
49.14%
FP
17.24%
H
16.81%
C
14.66%
SKP
2.16%

ReferencesEdit

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