German federal election, 1903

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German federal election, 1903
German Empire
1898 ←
16 June 1903 (1903-06-16)
→ 1907

All 397 seats in the Reichstag
199 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 76.1%
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Centre SPD KP
Last election 102 seats 56 seats 56 seats
Seats won 100 81 54
Seat change Decrease2 Increase25 Decrease2
Popular vote 1,875,300 3,010,800 948,500
Percentage 19.8% 31.7% 10.0%

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party NLP FVp
Last election 46 seats 29 seats
Seats won 51 21
Seat change Increase5 Decrease8
Popular vote 1,317,400 538,200
Percentage 13.9% 5.7%
Swing Increase1.4% Decrease1.5%
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Federal elections were held in Germany on 16 June 1903.[1] Despite the Social Democratic Party (SPD) receiving a clear plurality of votes, the Centre Party remained the largest party in the Reichstag after winning 100 of the 397 seats, whilst the SPD won only 81.[2] The voter turnout for the election was 76.1%.[1]

Results[edit]

Party Votes[a] % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party 3,010,800 31.7 81 +25
Centre Party 1,875,300 19.8 100 −2
National Liberal Party 1,317,400 13.9 51 +5
German Conservative Party 948,500 10.0 54 −2
Free-minded People's Party 538,200 5.7 21 −8
Polish Party 347,800 3.7 16 +2
German Reich Party 333,400 3.5 21 −2
Anti-Semites 244,500 2.6 11 −2
German Free-minded Party 243,200 2.6 9 −3
German Agrarian League 118,800 1.3 4 −2
Bavarian Peasants' League 111,400 1.2 4 −1
Alsace-Lorraine Party 101,900 1.1 9 −1
German-Hanoverian Party 94,300 1.0 6 −3
German People's Party 91,200 1.0 6 −2
Danish Party 15,000 0.2 1 0
Others 97,500 1.0 3 −4
Invalid/blank votes 44,800
Total 9,533,800 100 397 0
Registered voters/turnout 12,531,200 76.1
Source: Nohlen & Stöver, DGDB

a Figures for votes are rounded.[1]

Popular Vote
SPD
  
31.71%
Zentrum
  
19.75%
NLP
  
14.01%
DKP
  
9.88%
FVP
  
5.67%
Poles
  
3.66%
DRP
  
3.51%
Anti-Semites
  
2.56%
FV
  
2.55%
Other
  
6.70%
Reichstag seats
Zentrum
  
25.19%
SPD
  
20.40%
DKP
  
13.60%
NLP
  
12.85%
FVP
  
5.29%
DRP
  
5.29%
Poles
  
4.03%
Anti-Semites
  
2.77%
FV
  
2.27%
Other
  
8.31%

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