October 1916 Icelandic parliamentary election

Parliamentary elections were held in Iceland on 21 October 1916.[1] Voters elected all 26 seats in the Lower House of the Althing and eight of the fourteen seats in Upper House,[2] the other six having been elected in August. The Home Rule Party emerged as the largest party in the Lower House of the Althing, winning eight of the 26 seats.

August 1916 Icelandic parliamentary election
Kingdom of Iceland
← August 1916 21 October 1916 1919 →

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
Turnout14,030 (49.18% Increase24.90pp)
Party Leader % Seats
Upper House[a]
Home Rule Jón Magnússon 39.95 7
Farmers' Ólafur Briem 8.79 1
Independence Disputed 7.60 2
Independence – Þversum Einar Arnórsson 7.03 3
Ind. Farmers Sigurður Jónsson 4.15 1
Lower House
Home Rule Jón Magnússon 39.95 8
Independence – Langsum Sigurður Eggerz 15.71 3
Farmers' Ólafur Briem 8.79 4
Independence Disputed 7.60 1
Independence – Þversum Einar Arnórsson 7.03 6
Social Democratic Jón Baldvinsson 6.77 1
Ind. Farmers Sigurður Jónsson 4.15 1
Independents 10.01 2
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Minister for Iceland before Prime Minister after August and October elections
Einar Arnórsson Einar Arnórsson
Independence - Þversum
Jón Magnússon
Home Rule
Jón Magnússon

ResultsEdit

PartyVotes%Seats
Lower HouseUpper House[a]
Home Rule Party5,333.539.9587
Independence Party – Langsum2,09715.7130
Farmers' Party1,1738.7941
Independence Party1,0147.6012
Independence Party – Þversum938.57.0363
Social Democratic Party903.56.7710
Independent Farmers5544.1511
Independents1,336.510.0120
Total13,350100.002614
Valid votes13,35095.15
Invalid/blank votes6804.85
Total votes14,030100.00
Registered voters/turnout28,52949.18
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Includes the seats elected in August

ReferencesEdit

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