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Einar Gerhardsen
Labour

Elected Prime Minister

Per Borten
Centre

Parliamentary elections were held in Norway on 12 and 13 September 1965.[1] The Labour Party remained the largest party, winning 68 of the 150 seats. However, the four non-socialist parties succeeded in winning a majority between them and forming a government. Per Borten, the leader of the Centre Party, became Prime Minister.

Results

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Party Votes % Seats +/–
Labour Party 883,320 43.1 68 –6
Conservative Party 415,612 20.3 31 +2
Liberal Party 207,834 10.2 18 +4
Centre Party 191,702 9.4 18 +2
Christian People's Party 160,331 7.8 13 –2
Socialist People's Party 122,721 6.0 2 0
Communist Party 27,996 1.4 0 0
Christians-Conservatives 22,800 1.1 [a]
Centrists-Liberals 14,713 0.7 [b]
Norwegian Democratic Party 194 0.0 0 New
Freedom Protectors 163 0.0 0 New
Wild votes 8 0.0
Invalid/blank votes 8,697
Total 2,056,091 100 150 0
Registered voters/turnout 2,406,866 85.4
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

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

b The joint list of the Centre Party and the Liberal Party won one seat, taken by the Centre Party.[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, pp1459-1460