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Swedish general election, 1917

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Swedish general election, 1917

General elections were held in Sweden between 1 and 16 September 1917.[1] The Swedish Social Democratic Party remained the largest party, winning 86 of the 230 seats in the Second Chamber of the Riksdag.[2] As a result the Rightist Prime Minister Carl Swartz resigned the premiership and was replaced by Liberal leader Nils Edén.


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Swedish Social Democratic Party 228,777 31.1 86 –1
Free-minded National Association 202,936 27.6 62 +5
General Electoral League 182,070 24.7 57 –29
Social Democratic Left Party of Sweden 59,243 8.0 11 New
Farmers' League 39,262 5.3 9 +9
National Farmers' Association 22,659 3.1 5 New
Other parties 1,037 0.1 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 3,066
Total 739,050 100 230 0
Registered voters/turnout 1,123,969 65.8
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


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