1936 Swedish general election

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1936 Swedish general election

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All 230 seats in the Andra kammaren of the Riksdag
116 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
Per Albin Hansson - Sveriges styresmän.jpg
Gösta Bagge.jpg
Axel Pehrsson-Bramstorp.jpg
Leader Per Albin Hansson Gösta Bagge Axel Pehrsson-Bramstorp
Party Social Democrats Electoral League Farmers' League
Last election 104 58 36
Seats won 112 44 36
Seat change Increase9 Decrease14 Steady
Popular vote 1,338,120 512,781 418,840
Percentage 45.86% 17.57% 14.35%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
Gustaf Andersson i Rasjön.jpg
Nils Flyg.jpg
Sven Linderot.jpg
Leader Gustaf Andersson Nils Flyg Sven Linderot
Party People's Party Socialist Communist
Last election 24 6 2
Seats won 27 6 5
Seat change Increase3 Steady Increase3
Popular vote 376,161 127,832 96,519
Percentage 12.89% 4.38% 3.31%

PM before election

Axel Pehrsson-Bramstorp


Elected PM

Per Albin Hansson
Social Democrats

General elections were held in Sweden on 20 September 1936.[1] The Swedish Social Democratic Party remained the largest party, winning 112 of the 230 seats in the Andra kammaren of the Riksdag.[2][3]


Sweden Riksdag 1936.svg
Swedish Social Democratic Party1,338,12045.86112+8
General Electoral League512,78117.5744–14
Farmers' League418,84014.35360
People's Party376,16112.8927+3
Socialist Party127,8324.3860
Communist Party96,5193.315+3
National League26,7500.920New
National Socialist Workers' Party17,4830.600New
Swedish National Socialist Party3,0250.1000
Centre Party960.0000
Other parties1460.0100
Valid votes2,917,75399.73
Invalid/blank votes8,0230.27
Total votes2,925,776100.00
Registered voters/turnout3,924,59874.55
Source: Nohlen & Stöver, SCB


  1. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1872
  2. ISSN 0003-0554