Italian general election, 1890

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Italian general election, 1890
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23–30 November 1890
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All 508 seats to the Chamber of Deputies of the Kingdom of Italy
  Majority party Minority party
  Francesco Crispi.jpg Rudini.jpg
Leader Francesco Crispi Antonio Starabba di Rudinì
Party Historical Left Historical Right
Seats won 401 48
Seat change Increase109 Decrease97
Percentage 78.9% 9.4%
Swing Increase21.4% Decrease18.5%

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Composition of the Parliament

Prime Minister before election

Francesco Crispi
Historical Left

Subsequent Prime Minister

Francesco Crispi
Historical Left

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General elections were held in Italy on 23 November 1890, with a second round of voting on 30 November.[1] The "ministerial" left-wing bloc emerged as the largest in Parliament, winning 401 of the 508 seats.[2] As in 1886, the election was held using small multi-member constituencies with between two and five seats.[3]


Affiliation Votes % Seats +/–
Ministerial left-wing 401 +109
Constitutionalists 48 –97
Extreme left-wing 42 New
Others 17 New
Invalid/blank votes 24,376
Total 1,477,173 100 508 0
Registered voters/turnout 2,752,658 53.7
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  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, p1030