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Norwegian parliamentary election, 1985

Norwegian parliamentary election, 1985


All 157 seats in the Norwegian Parliament
79 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
Leader Gro Harlem Brundtland Erling Norvik Kjell Magne Bondevik
Party Labour Conservative Christian Democratic
Last election 66 seats, 37.2% 53 seats, 35.3% 15 seats, 12.5%
Seats won 71 50 16
Seat change Increase5 Decrease3 Increase1
Popular vote 1,061,712 791,537 214,969
Percentage 40.8% 30.4% 8.3%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
Leader Johan J. Jakobsen Theo Koritzinsky Carl I. Hagen
Party Centre Socialist Left Progress
Last election 11 seats, 7.8% 4 seats, 4.9% 4 seats, 4.5%
Seats won 12 6 2
Seat change Increase1 Increase2 Decrease2
Popular vote 171,770 141,950 96,797
Percentage 6.6% 5.5% 3.7%

Prime Minister before election

Kåre Willoch

Prime Minister-designate

Kåre Willoch

Distribution of mandates after the 1985 Norwegian parliamentary election:

Parliamentary elections were held in Norway on 8 and 9 September 1985.[1] The Labour Party remained the largest party in the Storting, winning 71 of the 157 seats.


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Labour Party 1,061,712 40.8 71 +5
Conservative Party 791,537 30.4 50 –3
Christian People's Party 214,969 8.3 16 +1
Centre Party 171,770 6.6 12 +1
Socialist Left Party 141,950 5.5 6 +2
Progress Party 96,797 3.7 2 –2
Liberal Party 81,202 3.1 0 –2
Red Electoral Alliance 14,818 0.6 0 0
Liberal People's Party 12,958 0.5 0 0
Pensioners' Party 7,846 0.3 0 New
Communist Party 4,245 0.2 0 New
Sunnmøre List 2,013 0.5 0 New
Freely Elected Representatives 0 0
Society Party 0 New
Non-Partisan List 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 3,619
Total 2,605,436 100 157 +2
Registered voters/turnout 3,100,479 84.0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


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