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Gunnar Knudsen
Liberal

Elected Prime Minister

Gunnar Knudsen
Liberal

Parliamentary elections were held in Norway on 21 October 1918, with a second round between 4 and 11 November.[1] The result was a victory for the Liberal Party, which won 51 of the 123 seats in the Storting. Despite receiving the most votes, the Labour Party won just 18 seats, a loss of one seat compared with the 1915 elections.

Results

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Labour Party 209,560 31.6 18 –1
Conservative Party 201,325 30.4 40 +20
Free-minded Liberal Party 10 +9
Liberal Party 187,657 28.3 51 –23
Agrarian Association 30,925 4.7 3 +2
Labour Democrats 21,980 3.3 3 –3
Other parties and independents[a] 11,074 1.7 1 –1
Invalid/blank votes 12,856
Total 675,377 100 126 +3
Registered voters/turnout 1,186,602 60.5
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

a The other candidates included Women's electors from Oslo and priest Alfred Eiken.[2]

References

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1438 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1449