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.

October 1916 Icelandic parliamentary election

 1914 21 October 1916 1919 

All 26 seats in the Lower House
8 of the 14 seats in the Upper House.
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Home Rule Þversum Farmers' Party (Iceland, 1913)
Seats won 8 + 7 6 + 3 4 + 1
Popular vote 5,333.5 938.5 1,173
Percentage 40.0% 7.0% 8.8%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party Langsum Independence Social Democratic
Seats won 3 + 0 1 + 2 1 + 0
Popular vote 2,097 1,014 903.5
Percentage 15.7% 7.5% 6.8%

  Seventh party
 
Party Ind. Farmers
Seats won 1 + 1
Popular vote 554
Percentage 4.1%

Results

Party Votes % Seats
Lower House Upper House[a]
Home Rule Party5,333.540.087
Independence Party - Langsum2,09715.730
Farmers' Party1,1738.841
Independence Party1,0147.612
Independence Party - Þversum938.57.063
Social Democratic Party903.56.810
Independent Farmers5544.111
Independents1,336.510.020
Invalid/blank votes680
Total14,0301002614
Registered voters/turnout28,52949.2
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

a Includes the seats elected in August.

References

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