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%

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Composition of the Parliament

Prime Minister before election

Benedetto Cairoli
Historical Left

Subsequent Prime Minister

Benedetto Cairoli
Historical Left

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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]

Results[edit]

Affiliation Votes % Seats +/–
Left-wing 146,096 40.7 218 –196
Right-wing 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

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