1881 Swedish general election

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General elections were held in Sweden in 1881 to elect the Second Chamber of the Riksdag for a three-year term. Following the elections, the Lantmanna Party remained the largest party, holding 101 of the 206 seats.

Direct elections were held in all 24 urban constituencies and 78 of the 142 rural constituencies, an increase of six constituencies using direct elections. In the other 64 rural constituencies, the elections were indirect and carried out using electors.

Of a total population of 4.6 million, only 281,193 people (6.1%) were eligible to vote.[1]


Lantmanna Party101+9
Centre Party25–9
Total votes66,591
Registered voters/turnout281,16323.68
Source: Norberg et al.[2] Nohlen & Stöver[1]


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  2. ^ Anders Norberg, Andreas Tjerneld, Björn Asker (1992) Tvåkammarriksdagen 1867-1970, Almqvist & Wiksell International

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