Swedish general election, 1960

Swedish general election, 1960
September 18, 1960

All 232 seats to the Second Chamber of the Riksdag
117 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
Leader Tage Erlander Bertil Ohlin Jarl Hjalmarson
Party Social Democratic People's Rightist
Last election 111 38 45
Seats won 114 40 39
Seat change Increase3 Increase2 Decrease6
Popular vote 2,033,016 744,142 704,365
Percentage 47.8% 17.5% 16.6%

  Fourth party Fifth party
Leader Gunnar Hedlund Hilding Hagberg
Party Centre Communist
Last election 32 5
Seats won 34 5
Seat change Increase1 Steady0
Popular vote 579,007 190,560
Percentage 13.6% 4.5%

PM before election

Tage Erlander
Social Democratic

Elected PM

Tage Erlander
Social Democratic

General elections were held in Sweden on 18 September 1960.[1] The Swedish Social Democratic Party remained the largest party, winning 114 of the 232 seats in the Second Chamber of the Riksdag.[2]


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Swedish Social Democratic Party2,033,01647.8114+3
People's Party744,14217.540+2
Rightist Party704,36516.639–6
Centre Party579,00713.634+2
Communist Party of Sweden190,5604.550
Other parties3,0240.000
Invalid/blank votes17,496
Registered voters/turnout4,972,17785.9
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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