German federal election, 1877

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German federal election, 1877
German Empire
1874 ←
10 January 1877 (1877-01-10) → 1878

All 397 seats in the Reichstag
199 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 61.6%
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party NLP Centre KP
Last election 155 seats 91 seats 22 seats
Seats won 128 93 40
Seat change Decrease27 Increase2 Increase18
Popular vote 1,470,000 1,341,300 526,000
Percentage 27.2% 24.8% 9.8%
Swing Decrease2.5% Decrease3.1% Increase1.2%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party DRP DFP LV
Last election 33 seats 49 seats New
Seats won 38 35 13
Seat change Increase5 Decrease14 New
Popular vote 426,600 417,800 135,000
Percentage 7.9% 7.8% 2.5%
Swing Increase0.7% Decrease0.8%

  Seventh party
 
Party SPD
Last election 9 seats
Seats won 12
Seat change Increase3
Popular vote 493,300
Percentage 9.1%
Swing Increase2.3%
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Federal elections were held in Germany on 10 January 1877.[1] The National Liberal Party remained the largest party in the Reichstag, with 128 of the 397 seats.[2] Voter turnout was 61.6%.[1]

Results[edit]

Party Votes[a] % Seats +/–
National Liberal Party 1,470,000 27.2 128 −27
Centre Party 1,341,300 24.8 93 +2
German Conservative Party 526,000 9.8 40 +18
Social Democratic Party 493,300 9.1 12 +3
German Reich Party 426,600 7.9 38 +5
German Progress Party 417,800 7.8 35 −14
Polish Party 216,200 4.0 14 0
Alsace-Lorraine Party 200,000 3.7 15 0
Liberal Union 135,000 2.5 13 New
German-Hanoverian Party 85,000 1.6 4 0
German People's Party 44,900 0.8 4 +3
Danish Party 23,000 0.4 1 0
Others 22,000 0.4 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 21,600
Total 5,422,600 100 397 0
Registered voters/turnout 8,943,000 61.6
Source: Nohlen & Stöver, DGDB

a Figures for votes are rounded to the nearest 100.[1]

Popular Vote
NLP
  
27.21%
Zentrum
  
26.01%
DKP
  
9.74%
SAP
  
9.13%
DRP
  
7.90%
DFP
  
7.74%
Poles
  
4.00%
Other
  
8.28%
Reichstag seats
NLP
  
32.24%
Zentrum
  
23.43%
DKP
  
10.08%
DRP
  
9.57%
DFP
  
8.81%
Poles
  
3.53%
SAP
  
3.02%
Other
  
9.32%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p762 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p788