Results of the 1979 Swedish general election

General elections were held in Sweden on 16 September 1979.[1] The centre-right alliance won the election with a margin of 8,404 votes.

Results

There were 5,448,638 valid ballots cast.[1]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Swedish Social Democratic Party 2,356,234 43.2 154 +2
Moderate Party 1,108,406 20.3 73 +18
Centre Party 984,589 18.1 64 –22
People's Party 577,063 10.6 38 –1
Left Party Communists 305,420 5.6 20 +3
Christian Democratic Unity 75,993 1.4 0 0
Communist Party of Sweden 10,862 0.2 0 0
Workers Party Communists 10,725 0.2 0 New
Other parties 19,346 0.4 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 31,488
Total 5,480,126 100 349 0
Registered voters/turnout 6,040,461 90.7
Source: Nohlen & Stöver[2]
Popular vote
S
43.24%
M
20.34%
C
18.07%
FP
10.59%
VPK
5.61%
KD
1.39%
Others
0.75%
Parliament seats
S
44.13%
M
20.92%
C
18.34%
FP
10.89%
VPK
5.73%

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Results by region

Percentage share

Location Turnout Share Votes S M C FP VPK KDS Other
Götaland 91.0 48.2 2,624,933 40.8 22.0 19.4 11.4 4.3 1.5 0.7
Svealand 90.5 37.0 2,013,827 43.2 22.1 15.3 10.7 6.9 1.1 0.8
Norrland 90.5 14.9 809,878 51.3 10.6 20.5 7.9 6.7 2.0 1.0
Total 90.7 100.0 5,448,638 43.2 20.3 18.1 10.6 5.6 1.4 0.8
Source: SCB [1]

By votes

Location Turnout Share Votes S M C FP VPK KDS Other
Götaland 91.0 48.2 2,624,933 1,071,141 576,564 509,876 298,140 113,370 38,730 17,112
Svealand 90.5 37.0 2,013,827 869,528 445,681 308,610 215,017 138,125 21,258 15,608
Norrland 90.5 14.9 809,878 415,565 86,161 166,103 63,906 53,925 16,005 8,213
Total 90.7 100.0 5,448,638 2,356,234 1,108,406 984,589 577,063 305,420 75,993 40,933
Source: SCB [1]

Results by constituencies

Percentage share

Location Land Turnout Share Votes S M C FP VPK KDS Other
Blekinge G 91.2 1.9 103,037 49.9 16.6 16.5 11.3 3.9 1.4 0.3
Bohuslän G 90.7 3.3 179,085 37.7 21.3 19.8 15.2 4.3 1.2 0.5
Fyrstadskretsen G 90.6 5.6 304,737 45.2 27.8 8.9 11.8 4.6 0.5 1.1
Gothenburg G 88.7 5.2 282,944 37.6 24.7 9.6 16.2 9.9 0.9 1.2
Gotland G 90.0 0.7 36,585 38.7 16.1 31.3 8.7 4.2 0.6 0.3
Gävleborg N 89.8 3.6 198,508 52.2 10.7 20.4 7.9 6.7 1.4 0.6
Halland G 91.8 2.8 150,322 35.8 22.2 27.6 10.3 3.0 0.8 0.3
Jämtland N 89.0 1.7 91,048 50.4 10.8 26.2 6.2 4.5 1.4 0.6
Jönköping G 92.1 3.7 201,877 37.4 19.6 23.9 11.3 3.2 4.2 0.3
Kalmar G 91.3 3.0 164,457 44.1 18.6 24.0 7.1 4.0 1.9 0.3
Kopparberg S 89.7 3.5 189,904 47.6 13.7 24.0 7.4 5.1 1.5 0.6
Kristianstad G 90.5 3.4 184,372 39.5 23.6 21.7 10.9 2.2 1.3 0.8
Kronoberg G 91.0 2.1 113,467 38.1 20.6 27.2 8.1 4.2 1.4 0.4
Malmöhus G 92.5 3.5 188,787 41.7 25.0 19.3 11.2 1.7 0.5 0.4
Norrbotten N 90.3 3.2 172,587 55.4 10.3 13.8 5.9 10.3 2.0 2.4
Skaraborg G 90.8 3.3 177,196 36.3 20.2 26.4 10.3 3.4 2.4 1.0
Stockholm (city) S 89.0 8.3 453,287 37.8 29.2 9.0 11.7 10.5 0.8 1.0
Stockholm County S 91.2 9.4 510,210 37.8 28.3 13.2 12.0 7.2 0.8 0.7
Södermanland S 91.9 3.0 163,741 50.9 16.3 16.4 10.7 3.9 1.3 0.5
Uppsala S 90.7 2.8 153,866 42.3 18.8 19.9 10.7 6.6 1.1 0.6
Värmland S 91.2 3.6 195,704 47.7 17.2 20.2 8.6 4.9 0.8 0.6
Västerbotten N 90.4 3.0 161,941 46.5 10.7 21.0 12.5 5.4 3.3 0.6
Västernorrland N 92.0 3.4 185,794 51.2 10.8 23.6 6.5 5.4 1.8 0.7
Västmanland S 90.7 3.0 164,056 50.5 16.1 15.5 10.7 5.1 1.1 1.0
Älvsborg N G 91.5 2.9 158,073 40.2 18.5 23.4 12.2 4.0 1.5 0.2
Älvsborg S G 92.5 2.2 118,834 40.0 22.2 22.4 9.9 3.7 1.4 0.3
Örebro S 90.7 3.4 183,059 49.2 14.9 17.9 10.0 5.3 2.0 0.8
Östergötland G 91.2 4.8 261,160 46.6 19.8 17.2 9.4 4.5 1.9 0.7
Total 90.7 100.0 5,448,638 43.2 20.3 18.1 10.6 5.6 1.4 0.8
Source: SCB[1]

By votes

Location Land Turnout Share Votes S M C FP VPK KDS Other
Blekinge G 91.2 1.9 103,037 51,443 17,134 16,967 11,638 4,023 1,448 384
Bohuslän G 90.7 3.3 179,085 67,460 38,160 35,395 27,196 7,765 2,137 972
Fyrstadskretsen G 90.6 5.6 304,737 137,848 84,573 27,240 35,965 14,102 1,492 3,517
Gothenburg G 88.7 5.2 282,944 106,274 69,904 27,022 45,800 28,023 2,454 3,467
Gotland G 90.0 0.7 36,585 14,175 5,908 11,445 3,177 1,535 235 110
Gävleborg N 89.8 3.6 198,508 103,713 21,311 40,546 15,683 13,344 2,712 1,199
Halland G 91.8 2.8 150,322 53,792 33,385 41,436 15,521 4,490 1,229 469
Jämtland N 89.0 1.7 91,048 45,898 9,809 23,828 5,688 4,067 1,231 527
Jönköping G 92.1 3.7 201,877 75,507 39,610 48,343 22,813 6,435 8,478 691
Kalmar G 91.3 3.0 164,457 72,549 30,650 39,438 11,737 6,513 3,069 501
Kopparberg S 89.7 3.5 189,904 90,475 25,986 45,537 14,075 9,751 2,896 1,184
Kristianstad G 90.5 3.4 184,372 72,836 43,462 40,065 20,149 4,055 2,380 1,425
Kronoberg G 91.0 2.1 113,467 43,285 23,418 30,827 9,172 4,757 1,565 443
Malmöhus G 92.5 3.5 188,787 78,796 47,270 36,471 21,121 3,281 1,017 831
Norrbotten N 90.3 3.2 172,587 95,565 17,768 23,762 10,211 17,713 3,443 4,125
Skaraborg G 90.8 3.3 177,196 64,305 35,825 46,788 18,284 6,013 4,228 1,753
Stockholm (city) S 89.0 8.3 453,287 171,474 132,224 40,676 53,261 47,513 3,483 4,656
Stockholm County S 91.2 9.4 510,210 192,980 144,543 67,185 61,030 36,743 4,111 3,618
Södermanland S 91.9 3.0 163,741 83,340 26,616 26,867 17,478 6,399 2,153 888
Uppsala S 90.7 2.8 153,866 65,153 28,863 30,614 16,415 10,156 1,756 909
Värmland S 91.2 3.6 195,704 93,306 33,749 39,607 16,848 9,507 1,477 1,210
Västerbotten N 90.4 3.0 161,941 75,233 17,279 34,075 20,204 8,759 5,357 1,034
Västernorrland N 92.0 3.4 185,794 95,156 19,994 43,892 12,120 10,042 3,262 1,328
Västmanland S 90.7 3.0 164,056 82,811 26,401 25,406 17,622 8,411 1,741 1,664
Älvsborg N G 91.5 2.9 158,073 63,481 29,218 36,952 19,338 6,356 2,393 335
Älvsborg S G 92.5 2.2 118,834 47,560 26,419 26,672 11,792 4,344 1,719 328
Örebro S 90.7 3.4 183,059 89,989 27,299 32,718 18,288 9,645 3,641 1,479
Östergötland G 91.2 4.8 261,160 121,830 51,628 44,815 24,437 11,678 4,886 1,886
Total 90.7 100.0 5,448,638 2,356,234 1,108,406 984,589 577,063 305,420 75,993 40,933
Source: SCB[1]

Results by municipalities

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Allmänna valen 1979. Del 1, Riksdagsvalet den 16 september 1979" (PDF). Statistiska Centralbyrån. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  2. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, pp1869–1873 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7

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