March 1914 Swedish general election

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March 1914 Swedish general election

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All 230 seats in the
  First party Second party Third party
Leader Arvid Lindman Hjalmar Branting Axel Schotte
Party Electoral League Social Democrats Free-minded
Last election 64 64 102
Seats won 86 73 71
Seat change Increase22 Increase9 Decrease31
Popular vote 286,250 228,712 245,107
Percentage 37.65% 30.09% 32.24%

Prime Minister before election

Karl Staaff


Hjalmar Hammarskjöld

Electoral League

Early general elections were held in

Riksdag had been prematurely dissolved by the Cabinet of Hjalmar Hammarskjöld.[3] The General Electoral League emerged as the largest party, winning 86 of the 230 seats in the Second Chamber.[4]
As of 2022, this is the last time a Swedish election has not seen the Social Democrats win a plurality of seats.


General Electoral League286,25037.6586+22
Free-minded National Association245,10732.2471–31
Swedish Social Democratic Party228,71230.0973+9
Other parties1250.0200
Valid votes760,19499.58
Invalid/blank votes3,2290.42
Total votes763,423100.00
Registered voters/turnout1,092,45469.88
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. Statistiska Centralbyrån
    . Retrieved 22 June 2020.
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1864
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1871