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Einar Gerhardsen
Labour

Elected Prime Minister

Einar Gerhardsen
Labour

Parliamentary elections were held in Norway on 7 October 1957.[1] The result was a victory for the Labour Party, which won 78 of the 150 seats in the Storting. The Gerhardsen government continued in office.

Results

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Party Votes % Seats +/–
Labour Party 865,675 48.3 78 +1
Conservative Party 301,395 16.8 29 +2
Christian People's Party 183,243 10.2 12 –2
Liberal Party 171,407 9.6 15 0
Centre Party 154,761 8.6 15 +1
Communist Party 60,060 3.4 1 –2
Centrists-Conservatives 45,476 2.5 [a]
Liberals-Conservatives 5,884 0.3 [b]
Norwegian Social Democratic Party 2,855 0.2 0 New
Liberal People's Party 249 0.0 0 New
Special Lists 105 0.0 0 New
Wild votes 18 0.0
Invalid/blank votes 9,027
Total 1,800,155 100 150 0
Registered voters/turnout 2,298,376 78.3
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

a The joint list of the Centre Party and Conservative Party won four seats, three of which were taken by the Conservative Party and one by the Centre Party, which was taken by the Conservative Party.[2]

b The joint list of the Liberal Party and Conservative Party won no seats.

References

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1438 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1459