1936 Swedish general election


General elections were held in Sweden on 20 September 1936.[3] The Swedish Social Democratic Party remained the largest party, winning 112 of the 230 seats in the Second Chamber of the Riksdag.[4]

1936 Swedish general election

 1932 20 September 1936 1940 

All 230 seats to the Second Chamber of the Riksdag
116 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Per Albin Hansson Gösta Bagge Axel Pehrsson-Bramstorp
Party Social Democratic Electoral League Farmers' League
Last election 104 58 36
Seats won 112 44 36
Seat change 9 14 0
Popular vote 1,338,120 512,781 418,840
Percentage 45.9% 17.6% 14.4%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Leader Gustaf Andersson Nils Flyg Sven Linderot
Party People's Socialist Communist
Last election 24[1] 6[2] 2
Seats won 27 6 5
Seat change 3 0 3
Popular vote 376,161 127,832 96,519
Percentage 12.9% 4.4% 3.3%

PM before election

Axel Pehrsson-Bramstorp
BdL

Elected PM

Per Albin Hansson
Social Democratic

Party activists handing out ballot papers for their parties outside a polling booth

Results


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party1,338,12045.9112+8
General Electoral League512,78117.644–14
Farmers' League418,84014.4360
People's Party376,16112.927+3
Socialist Party127,8324.460
Communist Party96,5193.35+3
National League of Sweden26,7500.90New
National Socialist Workers' Party17,4830.60New
Swedish National Socialist Party3,0250.100
Other parties2420.000
Invalid/blank votes8,023
Total2,925,7761002300
Registered voters/turnout3,924,59874.5
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
S
45.86%
AV
17.57%
B
14.35%
FP
12.89%
SP
4.38%
SKP
3.31%
Others
1.63%
Parliament seats
S
48.70%
AV
19.13%
B
15.65%
FP
11.74%
SP
2.61%
SKP
2.17%

References


  1. Total seats of the Free-minded National Association and Liberal Party of Sweden.
  2. As Kilbommare Communists
  3. Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1858 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  4. Nohlen & Stöver, p1872