Italian general election, 1880

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Italian general election, 1880
Italy
1876 ←
16-23 May 1880 → 1882

All 508 seats to the Chamber of Deputies of the Kingdom of Italy
  Majority party Minority party
  Benedetto Cairoli iii.jpg Riccio G. - ritratto di Marco Minghetti.jpg
Leader Benedetto Cairoli Marco Minghetti
Party Historical Left Historical Right
Seats won 218 171
Seat change Decrease206 Increase77
Percentage 40.7% 37.9%
Swing Decrease29.5% Increase9.7%

Italian Parliament 1880.svg

Composition of the Parliament

Prime Minister before election

Benedetto Cairoli
Historical Left

Subsequent Prime Minister

Benedetto Cairoli
Historical Left

General elections were held in Italy on 16 May 1880, with a second round of voting on 23 May.[1] The left-wing bloc emerged as the largest in Parliament, although left-wing dissidents won 119 of the 508 seats.[2] Only 621,896 men of a total population of around 29 million were entitled to vote.[3]

Parties and leaders[edit]

Party Ideology Leader
Historical Left Liberalism, Centrism Benedetto Cairoli
Historical Right Conservatism, Monarchism Marco Minghetti
Dissident left-wing Radicalism, Anti-clericalism several

Results[edit]

Affiliation Votes % Seats +/–
Historical Left 146,096 40.7 218 –196
Historical Right 135,797 37.9 171 +77
Dissident left-wing 70,479 19.7 119 New
Others 6,147 1.7 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 11,245
Total 369,624 100 508 0
Registered voters/turnout 621,896 59.4
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
Historical Left
  
40.7%
Historical Right
  
37.9%
Dissident left-wing
  
19.7%
Others
  
1.7%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1047 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1082
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1049