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1906 Norwegian parliamentary election

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1906 Norwegian parliamentary election

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All 123 seats in the Norwegian Parliament
62 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Leader Carl Berner Edmund Harbitz
Party Liberal Coalition
Last election 48 seats, 42.7% 62 seats, 44.8%[1]
Seats won 73 36
Seat change Increase25 Decrease26
Popular vote 121,562 88,323
Percentage 45.1% 32.8%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Leader Oscar Nissen ?
Party Labour Labour Democrats
Last election 5 seats, 9.7% 2 seats with V
Seats won 10 4
Seat change Increase5 Increase2
Popular vote 43,134 12,819
Percentage 16.0% 4.8%

Prime Minister before election

Francis Hagerup
Coalition

Elected Prime Minister

Christian Michelsen
Liberal

Parliamentary elections were held in Norway between 5 and 27 August 1906, with a second round held between 26 August and 22 October.[2] It was the first parliamentary election in Norway since the end of the union with Sweden a year earlier. A Two-round system was used at this election for the first time. The result was a victory for the Liberal Party, which won 73 of the 123 seats in the Storting.

Results

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Liberal Party 121,562 45.1 73 +25
Coalition Party 88,323 32.8 36 –26
Labour Party 43,134 16.0 10 +5
Labour Democrats 12,819 4.8 4 +2
Other parties 3,443 1.3 0
Invalid/blank votes 2,654
Total 271,935 100 123 +6
Registered voters/turnout 446,705 60.9
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References

  1. ^ As the Conservatives, Moderate Liberals and Coalition Party
  2. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1438 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
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