Swedish general election, 1924

Swedish general election, 1924
19 September 1924

All 230 seats in the Riksdag
  First party Second party Third party
Leader Hjalmar Branting Arvid Lindman Carl Gustaf Ekman
Party Social Democratic Electoral League Free-minded National
Last election 93 62 41
Seats won 104 65 29
Seat change Increase11 Increase3 Decrease12
Popular vote 725,407 461,257 228,913
Percentage 41.1% 26.1% 13.0%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
Leader Johan Andersson Eliel Löfgren Nils Flyg
Party Farmers' League Liberal Communist
Last election 21 New 7
Seats won 23 4 4
Seat change Increase2 New Decrease3
Popular vote 190,396 69,627 63,301
Percentage 10.8% 3.9% 3.6%

  Seventh party
Leader Zeth Höglund
Party Höglund Communist
Last election New
Seats won 1
Seat change Increase1
Popular vote 26,301
Percentage 1.5%

Prime Minister before election

Ernst Trygger
Electoral League


Hjalmar Branting
Social Democratic

Caricature in a communist newspaper, on the new government formed by Hjalmar Branting after the elections

General elections were held in Sweden between 19 and 21 September 1924.[1] The Swedish Social Democratic Party remained the largest party, winning 104 of the 230 seats in the Second Chamber of the Riksdag.[2]


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Swedish Social Democratic Party725,40741.1104+11
General Electoral League461,25726.165+3
Free-minded National Association228,91313.029–12
Farmers' League190,39610.823+2
Liberal Party of Sweden69,6273.94New
Communist Party of Sweden63,3013.64–3
Communist Party of Sweden (Höglund Tendency)26,3011.51New
Other parties840.000
Invalid/blank votes5,473
Registered voters/turnout3,338,89253.0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Formation of a new Cabinet

After the election the Cabinet of Ernst Trygger resigned and Gustav V asked Hjalmar Branting to form a new Cabinet which the Social Democratic leader accepted.


  1. Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1858 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. Nohlen & Stöver, p1872
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