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Norwegian parliamentary election, 1936

Norwegian parliamentary election, 1936


All 150 seats in the Norwegian Parliament
76 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
Leader Oscar Torp Johan H. Andresen Johan Ludwig Mowinckel
Party Labour Conservative Liberal
Last election 69 seats, 40.1% 30 seats, 20.2% 24 seats, 17.7%
Seats won 70 36 23
Seat change Increase1 Increase6 Decrease1
Popular vote 618,616 310,324 232,784
Percentage 42.5% 21.3% 16.0%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
Leader Jens Hundseid Ingebrigt Bjørø ?
Party Farmers' Christian Democratic Society
Last election 23 seats, 13.9% 1 seat, 0.8% 1 seat, 1.5%
Seats won 18 2 1
Seat change Decrease5 Increase1 Steady0
Popular vote 168,038 19,612 45,109
Percentage 11.5% 1.3% 3.1%

Prime Minister before election

Johan Nygaardsvold

Prime Minister-designate

Johan Nygaardsvold

Parliamentary elections were held in Norway on 19 October 1936,[1] the last before World War II and the German invasion of Norway. The result was a victory for the Labour Party, which won 70 of the 150 seats in the Storting.


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Labour Party 618,616 42.5 70 +1
Conservative Party-Liberal People's Party[a] 310,324 21.3 36 +6
Liberal Party 232,784 16.0 23 –1
Farmers' Party 168,038 11.5 18 –5
Society Party 45,109 3.1 1 0
Nasjonal Samling 26,577 1.8 0 0
Christian People's Party 19,612 1.3 2 +1
Liberal People's Party-Fatherland's Alliance[a] 19,236 1.3 0
Radical People's Party 6,407 0.4 0 –1
Communist Party 4,376 0.3 0 0
Other parties 4,132 0.3 0
Wild votes 27 0.0
Invalid/blank votes 8,230
Total 1,463,468 100 150 0
Registered voters/turnout 1,741,905 84.0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

a The Conservative Party and the Liberal People's Party continued their alliance, but in some constituencies the Liberal People's Party ran a joint list with the Fatherland's Alliance.[2]


  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1438 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1451
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