1963 Icelandic parliamentary election

Parliamentary elections were held in Iceland on 9 June 1963.[1] The Independence Party won 16 of the 40 seats in the Lower House of the Althing.[2] Bjarni Benediktsson became Prime Minister after the elections.

1963 Icelandic parliamentary election
Iceland
← October 1959 9 June 1963 1967 →

All 40 seats in the Lower House
and 20 seats in the Upper House of Althing
Turnout91.14%
Party Leader % Seats +/–
Upper House
Independence Bjarni Benediktsson 41.43 8 0
Progressive Eysteinn Jónsson 28.22 6 0
People's Alliance Hannibal Valdimarsson 15.98 3 0
Social Democratic Emil Jónsson 14.21 3 0
Lower House
Independence Bjarni Benediktsson 41.43 16 0
Progressive Eysteinn Jónsson 28.22 13 +2
People's Alliance Hannibal Valdimarsson 15.98 6 -1
Social Democratic Emil Jónsson 14.21 5 -1
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Prime Minister before Prime Minister after
Ólafur Thors Ólafur Thors
Independence
Bjarni Benediktsson
Independence
Bjarni Benediktsson

ResultsEdit

PartyVotes%Seats
Lower
House
+/–Upper
House
+/–
Independence Party37,02141.4316080
Progressive Party25,21728.2213+260
People's Alliance14,27415.986–130
Social Democratic Party12,69714.215–130
Independents1430.160New0New
Total89,352100.00400200
Valid votes89,35298.23
Invalid/blank votes1,6061.77
Total votes90,958100.00
Registered voters/turnout99,79891.14
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p962 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p976