German federal election, 1898

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German federal election, 1898
German Empire
1893 ←
16 June 1898 (1898-06-16) → 1903

All 397 seats in the Reichstag
199 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 68.1%
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Centre SPD KP
Last election 96 seats 44 seats 72 seats
Seats won 102 56 56
Seat change Increase6 Increase12 Decrease16
Popular vote 1,455,100 2,107,100 859,200
Percentage 18.8% 27.2% 11.1%
Swing Decrease0.3% Increase3.9% Decrease2.4%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party NLP FVp DRP
Last election 53 seats 24 seats 28 seats
Seats won 46 29 23
Seat change Decrease7 Increase5 Decrease5
Popular vote 971,300 558,300 343,600
Percentage 12.5% 7.2% 4.5%
Swing Decrease0.5% Decrease1.5% Decrease1.2%

Reichstagswahlkarte 1898-1903.jpg

Election results by the election districts
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Federal elections were held in Germany on 16 June 1898.[1] Despite the Social Democratic Party (SPD) receiving a plurality of votes, the Centre Party remained the largest party in the Reichstag after winning 102 of the 397 seats, whilst the SPD won just 56.[2] Voter turnout was 68.1%.[1]

Results[edit]

Party Votes[a] % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party 2,107,100 27.2 56 +12
Centre Party 1,455,100 18.8 102 +6
National Liberal Party 971,300 12.5 46 −7
German Conservative Party 859,200 11.1 56 −16
Free-minded People's Party 558,300 7.2 29 +5
German Reich Party 343,600 4.5 23 −5
Anti-Semites 284,300 3.7 13 −3
Polish Party 244,100 3.1 14 −5
German Free-minded Party 195,700 2.5 12 −1
Bavarian Peasants' League 140,300 1.8 5 +1
German Agrarian League 110,400 1.4 6 New
German People's Party 108,500 1.4 8 −3
Alsace-Lorraine Party 107,400 1.3 10 +2
German-Hanoverian Party 105,200 1.3 9 +2
Danish Party 15,000 0.2 1 0
Others 146,800 2.0 7 +6
Invalid/blank votes 34,000
Total 7,786,700 100 397 0
Registered voters/turnout 11,441,100 68.1
Source: Nohlen & Stöver, DGDB

a Figures for votes are rounded.[1]

Popular Vote
SPD
  
27.18%
Zentrum
  
18.77%
NLP
  
12.62%
DKP
  
11.08%
FVP
  
7.20%
DRP
  
4.43%
Anti-Semites
  
3.75%
Poles
  
3.15%
FV
  
2.52%
Other
  
9.29%
Reichstag seats
Zentrum
  
25.69%
SPD
  
14.11%
DKP
  
14.11%
NLP
  
11.59%
FVP
  
7.30%
DRP
  
5.79%
Poles
  
3.53%
Anti-Semites
  
3.27%
FV
  
3.02%
Other
  
11.59%

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