1896 Swedish general election

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General elections were held in Sweden in September 1896.[1] The Lantmanna Party received a narrow plurality of the vote.[1] Erik Gustaf Boström remained Prime Minister.


The Liberals and the Swedish Social Democratic Party ran joint lists in some constituencies.[2]


Only 23.9% of the male population aged over 21 was eligible to vote.[1] Voter turnout was 45.3%.[1]

Lantmanna Party54,28238.6198+12
Swedish Social Democratic Party1+1
Moderate Free Traders32,91823.4158–8
Registered voters/turnout309,889
Source: Mackie & Rose[2]


  1. ^ a b c d Leif Lewin (1989) Ideology and Strategy: A Century of Swedish Politics Cambridge University Press, p329
  2. ^ a b Thomas T Mackie & Richard Rose (1991) The International Almanac of Electoral History, Macmillan, pp404–406