Norway

Parliament

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
13.09.2021
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
30.09.2025
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
169
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
4,151
Notes
- The statistics above (4,151 candidates: 2,382 men and 1,769 women) refer to the actual number of people who ran for the 2021 elections.
- Candidates may run in more than one constituency in Norway.
- The list of candidates comprised a total of 5,174 names, which included 3,116 men and 2,051 women. Although the list did not indicate whether the remaining seven candidates were male or female, two were male and five were female according to Valgdirektoratet (Norwegian Directorate of Elections). There were thus 3,116 male and 2,051 female candidates on the list of candidates.
Number of male candidates Number of male candidates
2,382
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
1,769
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
42.62%
Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
25

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
3,891,736
Votes Number of people who actually voted
3,003,290
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
77.17%

Results

Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
9
Percentage of parties winning seats The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of parties which won parliamentary representation by the number of parties contesting the election.
36%
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
28.4%
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Labour Party 48
Conservative Party 36
Center Party 28
Progress Party 21
Socialist Left Party 13
Red Party 8
Liberal Party 8
Christian Democratic Party 3
Green Party 3
Patient Focus party 1
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
93
Number of women elected
76
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
44.97%
Sources
Parliament (08.10.2021, 11.10.2021)
Valgdirektoratet (25.11.2021, 26.11.2021, 14.12.2021)
https://valgresultat.no/?type=st&year=2021
https://www.valg.no/en/elections2/standing-for-election/lists-and-candidates-2021/
Women Directly Elected
76

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
93
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
76
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
01.10.2021
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Eva Kristin Hansen (Female)
Political party
Labour Party
Date of election
09.10.2021