1924 Swedish general election

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1924 Swedish general election

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All 230 seats in the
  First party Second party Third party
Hjalmar branting stor bild.jpg
Arvid Lindman.jpg
Carl Gustaf Ekman.jpg
Leader Hjalmar Branting Arvid Lindman Carl Gustaf Ekman
Party Social Democrats Electoral League Free-minded
Last election 93 62 41
Seats won 104 65 29
Seat change Increase11 Increase3 Decrease12
Popular vote 725,407 461,257 228,913
Percentage 41.09% 26.12% 12.97%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
Johannes Andersson SPA (cropped).jpg
Eliel Löfgren 1929.JPG
Nils Flyg.jpg
Leader Johan Andersson Eliel Löfgren Nils Flyg
Party Farmers' League Liberals Communist
Last election 21 7
Seats won 23 4 4
Seat change Increase2 New Decrease3
Popular vote 190,396 69,627 63,301
Percentage 10.78% 3.94% 3.60%

  Seventh party
Leader Zeth Höglund
Party Höglund Communist
Last election
Seats won 1
Seat change New
Popular vote 26,301
Percentage 1.49%

Prime Minister before election

Ernst Trygger

Electoral League


Hjalmar Branting
Social Democrats

Caricature in a communist newspaper, on the new government formed by Hjalmar Branting
after the elections

General elections were held in


Sweden Riksdag 1924.svg
Swedish Social Democratic Party725,40741.09104+11
General Electoral League461,25726.1265+3
Free-minded National Association228,91312.9729–12
Farmers' League190,39610.7823+2
Liberal Party69,6273.944New
Communist Party63,6013.604–3
Communist Party (Höglund Tendency)26,3011.491New
Other parties840.0000
Valid votes1,765,58699.69
Invalid/blank votes5,4730.31
Total votes1,771,059100.00
Registered voters/turnout3,338,89253.04
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


After the election the

Gustav V asked Hjalmar Branting
to form a new Cabinet which the Social Democratic leader accepted.


  1. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1872