1917 Swedish general election

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1917 Swedish general election

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All 230 seats in the
  First party Second party Third party
Hjalmar branting stor bild.jpg
Daniel Persson i Tällberg 1928.JPG
Arvid Lindman.jpg
Leader Hjalmar Branting Daniel Persson Arvid Lindman
Party Social Democrats Free-minded Electoral League
Last election 87 57 86
Seats won 86 62 59
Seat change Decrease1 Increase5 Decrease27
Popular vote 228,777 202,936 182,070
Percentage 31.08% 27.57% 24.74%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
Gös Erik Eriksson SPA (cropped).jpg
Leader Zeth Höglund Erik Eriksson
Party SSV Farmers' League
National Farmers'
Last election 0
Seats won 11 9 3
Seat change New Increase9 New
Popular vote 59,243 39,262 22,659
Percentage 8.05% 5.33% 3.08%

Prime Minister before election

Carl Swartz

Electoral League


Nils Edén

General elections were held in

Riksdag.[2] As a result the Rightist Prime Minister Carl Swartz resigned the premiership and was replaced by Liberal leader Nils Edén


National Farmers' Association
Other parties1,0370.1400
Valid votes735,98499.59
Invalid/blank votes3,0660.41
Total votes739,050100.00
Registered voters/turnout1,123,96965.75
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1871