German federal election, 1890

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German federal election, 1890
German Empire
1887 ←
20 February 1890 (1890-02-20) → 1893

All 397 seats in the Reichstag
199 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 71.5%
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Centre KP DFP
Last election 98 seats 80 seats 32 seats
Seats won 106 73 66
Seat change Increase8 Decrease7 Increase34
Popular vote 1,342,100 895,100 1,159,900
Percentage 18.6% 12.4% 16.0%
Swing Decrease1.5% Decrease2.8% Increase3.1%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party NLP SPD DRP
Last election 99 seats 11 seats 41 seats
Seats won 42 35 20
Seat change Decrease57 Increase24 Decrease21
Popular vote 1,177,800 1,427,300 482,300
Percentage 16.3% 19.7% 6.7%
Swing Decrease6.0% Increase9.6% Decrease3.1%
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Federal elections were held in Germany on 20 February 1890.[1] The Centre Party regained its position as the largest party in the Reichstag by winning 106 of the 397 seats, whilst the National Liberal Party, formerly the largest party, was reduced to 42 seats. Despite receiving the most votes, the Social Democratic Party won only 35 seats.[2] Voter turnout was 71.5%.[1]

Results[edit]

Party Votes[a] % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party 1,427,300 19.7 35 +24
Centre Party 1,342,100 18.6 106 +8
National Liberal Party 1,177,800 16.3 42 −57
German Free-minded Party 1,159,900 16.0 66 +34
German Conservative Party 895,100 12.4 73 −7
German Reich Party 482,300 6.7 20 −21
Polish Party 246,800 3.4 16 +3
German People's Party 147,600 2.0 10 +10
German-Hanoverian Party 112,700 1.6 11 +7
Alsace-Lorraine Party 101,100 1.4 10 −5
Anti-Semites[b] 47,500 0.7 5 +4
Danish Party 14,000 0.2 1 0
Others 74,600 1.0 2 0
Invalid/blank votes 33,100
Total 7,261,600 100 397 0
Registered voters/turnout 10,145,900 71.5
Source: Nohlen & Stöver, DGDB

a Figures for votes are rounded.[1]

b Of the five seats won by the Anti-Semites, four were held by Otto Böckel's Anti-Semitic People's Party and one by Max Liebermann von Sonnenberg's German Social Anti-Semitic Party.[3]

Popular Vote
SAP
  
19.75%
Zentrum
  
18.57%
NLP
  
15.90%
DFP
  
15.89%
DKP
  
12.38%
DRP
  
6.60%
Poles
  
3.41%
Other
  
7.50%
Reichstag seats
Zentrum
  
26.70%
DKP
  
18.39%
DFP
  
16.62%
NLP
  
10.58%
SAP
  
8.82%
DRP
  
5.04%
Poles
  
4.03%
Other
  
7.30%

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, p789
  3. ^ Bracher, KD (1970) The German Dictatorship, p61