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1856 Norwegian parliamentary election

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Parliamentary elections were held in Norway in 1856.[1] As political parties were not officially established until 1884,[2] all those elected were independents.[3] The number of seats in the Storting was increased from 107 to 111.[3] Voter turnout was 44.1%, although only 5% of the country's population was eligible to vote.[4]


Party Votes % Seats
Independents 100 111
Invalid/blank votes
Total 33,150 100 111
Registered voters/turnout 75,202 44.1
Source: Nohlen & Stöver, NSSDS[3]


  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1437 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1423
  3. ^ a b c Storting composition 1814-1903 Norwegian Social Science Data Services
  4. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1439
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