1970 Swedish general election

General elections were held in Sweden on 20 September 1970,[1] two years ahead of schedule because of the opening of the newly unicameral Riksdag. The Social Democratic remained the largest party, winning 163 of the 350 seats and gathered enough support to remain in power under its 1969 elected leader, Prime Minister Olof Palme.

1970 Swedish general election

 1968 20 September 1970 1973 

All 350 seats to the Riksdag
176 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Olof Palme Gunnar Hedlund Gunnar Helén
Party Social Democratic Centre People's
Last election 125 39 34
Seats won 163 71 58
Seat change 38 32 24
Popular vote 2,256,369 991,208 806,667
Percentage 45.3% 19.9% 16.2%
Swing 4.8% 4.2% 1.9%

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Leader Yngve Holmberg C.-H. Hermansson
Party Moderate Left-Communist
Last election 32 3
Seats won 41 17
Seat change 9 14
Popular vote 573,812 236,659
Percentage 11.5% 4.8%
Swing 1.4% 1.8%

PM before election

Olof Palme
Social Democratic

Elected PM

Olof Palme
Social Democratic