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Einar Gerhardsen
Labour

Elected Prime Minister

Einar Gerhardsen
Labour

Parliamentary elections were held in Norway on 8 October 1945,[1] the first following World War II and the end of the German occupation. The result was a victory for the Labour Party, which won 76 of the 150 seats in the Storting, the first time a party had won a majority since the 1915 elections.

Results

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Party Votes % Seats +/–
Labour Party 609,348 41.0 76 +6
Conservative Party 252,608 17.0 25 –11
Liberal Party 204,852 13.8 20 –3
Communist Party 176,535 11.9 11 +11
Farmers' Party 119,362 8.0 10 –8
Christian People's Party 117,813 7.9 8 +6
New Norway 1,845 0.1 0 New
Other parties 2,809 0.2 0
Wild votes 53 0.0
Invalid/blank votes 12,969
Total 1,498,194 100 150 0
Registered voters/turnout 1,961,977 76.4
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References

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