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

 1924 15 September 1928 1932 

All 230 seats in the Riksdag
  First party Second party Third party
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 14 8 1
Popular vote 873,931 692,434 303,995
Percentage 37.0% 29.4% 12.9%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
Leader Olof Olsson Nils Flyg Eliel Löfgren
Party Farmers' League Communist Liberal
Last election 23 4 4
Seats won 27 8 4
Seat change 4 4 0
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


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 revolution of society, and the introduction of Bolshevism. SAVE THE FATHERLAND!"