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Johan Nygaardsvold
Labour

Elected Prime Minister

Johan Nygaardsvold
Labour

Parliamentary elections were held in Norway on 19 October 1936,[1] the last before World War II and the German invasion of Norway. The result was a victory for the Labour Party, which won 70 of the 150 seats in the Storting.

Results

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Labour Party 618,616 42.5 70 +1
Conservative Party-Free-minded People's Party[a] 310,324 21.3 36 +6
Liberal Party 232,784 16.0 23 –1
Farmers' Party 168,038 11.5 18 –5
Society Party 45,109 3.1 1 0
Nasjonal Samling 26,577 1.8 0 0
Christian People's Party 19,612 1.3 2 +1
Free-minded People's Party-Fatherland League[a] 19,236 1.3 0
Radical People's Party 6,407 0.4 0 –1
Communist Party 4,376 0.3 0 0
Other parties 4,132 0.3 0
Wild votes 27 0.0
Invalid/blank votes 8,230
Total 1,463,468 100 150 0
Registered voters/turnout 1,741,905 84.0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

a The Conservative Party and the Liberal People's Party continued their alliance, but in some constituencies the Liberal People's Party ran a joint list with the Fatherland League.[2]

References

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1438 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1451