1940 Swedish general election


General elections were held in Sweden on 15 September 1940.[2] The Swedish Social Democratic Party remained the largest party, winning 134 of the 230 seats in the Second Chamber of the Riksdag.[3] It is one of two general elections in Swedish history where a single party received more than half of the vote (the other occasion being 1968).

1940 Swedish general election

 1936 15 September 1940 1944 

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 Right Farmers' League
Last election 112 44[1] 36
Seats won 134 42 28
Seat change 22 2 8
Popular vote 1,546,804 518,346 344,345
Percentage 53.8% 18.0% 12.0%

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Leader Gustaf Andersson Sven Linderot
Party People's Communist
Last election 27 5
Seats won 23 3
Seat change 4 2
Popular vote 344,113 101,424
Percentage 12.0% 3.5%

PM before election

Per Albin Hansson
Social Democratic

Elected PM

Per Albin Hansson
Social Democratic

Results


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party1,546,80453.8134+22
National Organisation of the Right518,34618.042–2
Farmers' League344,34512.028–8
People's Party344,11312.023–4
Communist Party101,4243.53–2
Socialist Party18,4300.60–6
Other parties9550.000
Invalid/blank votes14,720
Total2,889,1371002300
Registered voters/turnout4,110,72070.3
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
S
53.81%
H
18.03%
B
11.98%
FP
11.97%
SKP
3.53%
SP
0.64%
Others
0.03%
Parliament seats
S
58.26%
H
18.26%
B
12.17%
FP
10.00%
SKP
1.30%

References


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