Swedish general election, 1944

Swedish general election, 1944
17 September 1944

All 230 seats to the second chamber of the Riksdag
116 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
Leader Per Albin Hansson Gösta Bagge Axel Pehrsson-Bramstorp
Party Social Democratic National Organization Farmers' League
Last election 134 42 28
Seats won 115 39 35
Seat change Decrease19 Decrease3 Increase7
Popular vote 1,436,571 488,921 421,094
Percentage 46.6% 15.8% 13.6%

  Fourth party Fifth party
Leader Gustaf Andersson Sven Linderot
Party People's Communist
Last election 23 3
Seats won 26 15
Seat change Increase3 Increase12
Popular vote 398,293 318,466
Percentage 12.9% 10.3%

PM before election

Per Albin Hansson
Social Democratic

Elected PM

Per Albin Hansson
Social Democratic

General elections were held in Sweden on 17 September 1944.[1] The Swedish Social Democratic Party remained the largest party, winning 115 of the 230 seats in the Second Chamber of the Riksdag.[2]


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Swedish Social Democratic Party1,436,57146.6115–19
National Organization of the Right488,92115.839–3
Farmers' League421,09413.635+7
People's Party398,29312.926+3
Communist Party of Sweden318,46610.315+12
Socialist Party of Sweden5,2790.200
Swedish Socialist Unity4,2040.10New
National League of Sweden3,8190.10New
Other parties9,6570.300
Invalid/blank votes12,799
Registered voters/turnout4,310,24171.9
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  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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