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Einar Gerhardsen
Labour

Elected Prime Minister

Einar Gerhardsen
Labour

Parliamentary elections were held in Norway on 11 September 1961.[1] The result was a victory for the Labour Party, which won 74 of the 150 seats in the Storting. Although it lost its absolute majority, the Labour Party was able to continue in government.

Results

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Party Votes % Seats +/–
Labour Party 860,526 46.8 74 –4
Conservative Party 354,369 19.3 29 0
Christian People's Party 171,451 9.3 15 +3
Liberal Party 132,429 7.2 14 –1
Centre Party 125,643 6.8 16 +1
Centrists-Liberals 75,822 4.1 [a]
Communist Party 53,678 2.9 0 –1
Socialist People's Party 43,996 2.4 2 New
Christians-Conservatives 19,409 1.1 [b]
Free Left Electorate's List 2,360 0.1 0 New
Norwegian Social Democratic Party 478 0.0 0 0
Wild votes 64 0.0
Invalid/blank votes 10,323
Total 1,850,548 100 150 0
Registered voters/turnout 2,340,495 79.1
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

a The joint list of the Centre Party and the Liberal Party won eight seats, three taken by the Liberal Party and five by the Centre Party.[2]

b The joint list of the Conservative Party and the Christian People's Party won two seats, with the parties taking one each.[2]

References

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