Norwegian parliamentary election, 1921

Norwegian parliamentary election, 1921

All 150 seats in the Norwegian Parliament
76 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
Leader Otto Bahr Halvorsen Gunnar Knudsen Kyrre Grepp
Party Conservative Liberal Labour
Last election 40 seats, 30.4% 51 seats, 28.3% 18 seats, 31.6%
Seats won 42 37 29
Seat change Increase2 Decrease14 Increase11
Popular vote 301,372 (H+FV) 181,989 192,616
Percentage 33.3% (H+FV) 20.1% 21.3%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
Leader Kristoffer Høgset Bernt Holtsmark ?
Party Farmers' Free-minded Social Democratic Labour
Last election 3 seats, 4.7% 10 seats with H New
Seats won 17 15 8
Seat change Increase14 Increase5 Increase8
Popular vote 118,657 Alliance with H 83,629
Percentage 13.1% 9.2%

  Seventh party
Leader ?
Party Radical People's
Last election 3 seats, 3.3%
Seats won 2
Seat change Decrease1
Popular vote 22,970
Percentage 2.5%

Prime Minister before election

Otto Albert Blehr

Prime Minister-designate

Otto Albert Blehr

Parliamentary elections were held in Norway on 24 October 1921.[1] This was the first election to use proportional representation, rather than the previous two round system. The result was a victory for the Conservative Party-Free-minded Liberal Party alliance, which won 57 of the 150 seats in the Storting.


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Conservative Party301,37233.342+2
Free-minded Liberal Party15+5
Labour Party192,61621.329+11
Liberal Party181,98920.137–14
Farmers' Party118,65713.117+14
Social Democratic Labour Party83,6299.28New
Radical People's Party22,9702.52–1
Other parties2,8110.30
Wild votes6550.1
Invalid/blank votes13,037
Registered voters/turnout1,351,18367.9
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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