French legislative election, 1849

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Parliamentary elections were held in France on 13 and 14 May 1849.[1] Voters elected the first National Assembly of the Second Republic. The conservative Parti de l'Ordre won an overall majority of 450 seats.The Parti de l'Ordre was a bourgeois, traditionalist, and conservative party opposed to the Presidency of Louis Napoleon Bonaparte and the subsequent 1851 coup.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Parti de l'Ordre 3,310,000 50.2 450
The Mountain 1,955,000 29.6 180
Republican Constitutionalists 834,000 12.6 75
Independents and others 495,000 7.5 0
Invalid/blank votes 171,000
Total 6,765,000 100 705
Registered voters/turnout 9,936,000 68.1
Source: Nohlen & Stöver, Kings and Presidents

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p673 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7