1940 Swedish general election

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1940 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
Leader Per Albin Hansson Gösta Bagge Axel Pehrsson-Bramstorp
Party Social Democrats Right Farmers' League
Last election 112 44 36
Seats won 134 42 28
Seat change Increase22 Decrease2 Decrease8
Popular vote 1,546,804 518,346 344,345
Percentage 53.81% 18.03% 11.98%

  Fourth party Fifth party
Leader Gustaf Andersson Sven Linderot
Party People's Party Communist
Last election 27 5
Seats won 23 3
Seat change Decrease4 Decrease2
Popular vote 344,113 101,424
Percentage 11.97% 3.53%

Largest bloc and seats won by constituency

PM before election

Per Albin Hansson
Social Democrats

Elected PM

Per Albin Hansson
Social Democrats

General elections were held in

Riksdag.[2] It is one of two general elections in Swedish history where a single party received more than half of the vote (the other occasion being 1968

The election took place amid


Swedish Social Democratic Party1,546,80453.81134+22
National Organisation of the Right518,34618.0342–2
Farmers' League344,34511.9828–8
People's Party344,11311.9723–4
Communist Party101,4243.533–2
Socialist Party18,4300.640–6
Left Socialist Party8980.030New
Other parties570.0000
Valid votes2,874,41799.49
Invalid/blank votes14,7200.51
Total votes2,889,137100.00
Registered voters/turnout4,110,72070.28
Source: Nohlen & Stöver, SCB


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