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1981 Norwegian parliamentary election

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1981 Norwegian parliamentary election

← 1977 13 and 14 September 1981 1985 →

All 155 seats in the Norwegian Parliament
78 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Gro Harlem Brundtland Jo Benkow Kåre Kristiansen
Party Labour Conservative Christian Democratic
Last election 76 seats, 42.3% 41 seats, 24.5% 22 seats, 9.7%
Seats won 66 53 15
Seat change Decrease10 Increase12 Decrease7
Popular vote 914,749 780,372 219,179
Percentage 37.2% 31.7% 8.9%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Leader Johan J. Jakobsen Berge Furre Carl I. Hagen
Party Centre Socialist Left Progress
Last election 12 seats, 8.0% 2 seats, 4.2% 0 seats, 1.9%
Seats won 11 4 4
Seat change Decrease1 Increase2 Increase4
Popular vote 103,753 121,561 109,564
Percentage 4.2% 4.9% 4.5%

  Seventh party
 
Leader Hans Hammond Rossbach
Party Liberal
Last election 2 seats, 2.4%
Seats won 2
Seat change Steady0
Popular vote 79,064
Percentage 3.2%

Prime Minister before election

Gro Harlem Brundtland
Labour

Elected Prime Minister

Kåre Willoch
Conservative

Parliamentary elections were held in Norway on 13 and 14 September 1981.[1] The Labour Party remained the largest party in the Storting, winning 66 of the 155 seats. The Conservative Party made the strongest gains and formed a government on its own. In 1983 a majority coalition government with the Christian People's Party and the Centre Party was established.

Results

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Labour Party 914,749 37.2 66 –10
Conservative Party 780,372 31.7 53 +12
Christian People's Party 219,179 8.9 15 –7
Socialist Left Party 121,561 4.9 4 +2
Progress Party 109,564 4.5 4 +4
Centre Party 103,753 4.2 11 –1
Non-socialist joint lists 88,969 3.6 [a]
Liberal Party 79,064 3.2 2 0
Red Electoral Alliance 17,844 0.7 0 0
Liberal People's Party 13,344 0.5 0 0
Communist Party 6,673 0.3 0 0
Plebiscite Party 1,145 0.0 0 New
Tom A. Schanke's Party 826 0.0 0 New
Freely Elected Representatives 801 0.0 0 0
Lapp People's List 594 0.0 0 0
Broad-Based Non-Partisan List 383 0.0 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 3,387
Total 2,462,142 100 155 0
Registered voters/turnout 3,003,093 82.0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

a Five seats were won by joint lists, all of which were taken by the Centre Party.[2]

References

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1438 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1460
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