Swedish general election, 1958

Swedish general election, 1958

1 June 1958

All 231 seats to the Second Chamber of the Riksdag
116 seats were needed for a majority

  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Tage Erlander Jarl Hjalmarson Bertil Ohlin
Party Social Democratic Rightist People's
Last election 106 42 58
Seats won 111 45 38
Seat change 5 3 20
Popular vote 1,776,667 750,332 700,019
Percentage 46.2% 19.5% 18.2%

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Leader Gunnar Hedlund Hilding Hagberg
Party Centre Communist
Last election 19 6
Seats won 32 5
Seat change 13 1
Popular vote 486,760 129,319
Percentage 12.7% 3.4%

PM before election

Tage Erlander
Social Democratic

Elected PM

Tage Erlander
Social Democratic

Early general elections were held in Sweden on 1 June 1958,[1] after the defeat of the Social Democratic government's proposals for a new pensions system in a parliamentary vote. The Social Democrats remained the largest party, winning 111 of the 231 seats in the Second Chamber of the Riksdag,[2] and Tage Erlander's third government was returned to power. In accordance with the law, the new Chamber was elected only to complete the previous Chamber's term, which was due to end in 1960.

Results

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Swedish Social Democratic Party1,776,66746.2111+5
Rightist Party750,33219.545+3
People's Party700,01918.238–20
Centre Party486,76012.732+13
Communist Party of Sweden129,3193.45–1
Other parties1,1550.000
Invalid/blank votes20,711
Total3,864,9631002310
Registered voters/turnout4,992,42177.4
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
S
46.22%
H
19.52%
FP
18.21%
C
12.66%
SKP
3.36%
Others
0.03%
Parliament seats
S
48.05%
H
19.48%
FP
16.45%
C
13.85%
SKP
2.16%

References

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