Swedish general election, 1988

Swedish general election, 1988

18 September 1988

All 349 seats to the Riksdag
175 seats were needed for a majority

  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Ingvar Carlsson Carl Bildt Bengt Westerberg
Party Social Democratic Moderate People's
Last election 159 76 51
Seats won 156 66 44
Seat change 3 10 7
Popular vote 2,321,826 983,226 655,720
Percentage 43.2% 18.3% 12.2%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Leader Olof Johansson Lars Werner Eva Goës
Birger Schlaug
Party Centre Left-Communist Green
Last election 42 19 0
Seats won 44 21 20
Seat change 2 2 20
Popular vote 607,240 314,031 296,935
Percentage 11.3% 5.8% 5.5%

PM before election

Ingvar Carlsson
Social Democratic

Elected PM

Ingvar Carlsson
Social Democratic

General elections were held in Sweden on 18 September 1988.[1] The Swedish Social Democratic Party remained the largest party in the Riksdag, winning 156 of the 349 seats.[2]

Results

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Swedish Social Democratic Party2,321,82643.2156–3
Moderate Party983,22618.366–10
People's Party655,72012.244–7
Centre Party607,24011.342(–1)
Left Party Communists314,0315.821+2
Green Party296,9355.520+20
Christian Democratic Society Party158,1822.90(–1)
Other parties36,5590.700
Invalid/blank votes67,331
Total5,441,0501003490
Registered voters/turnout6,330,02386.0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
S
43.21%
M
18.30%
FP
12.20%
C
11.30%
VPK
5.84%
MP
5.53%
KD
2.94%
Others
0.68%
Parliament seats
S
44.70%
M
18.91%
FP
12.61%
C
12.03%
VPK
6.02%
MP
5.73%

References

  1. Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1858 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. Nohlen & Stöver, p1873
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