Italian general election, 1892

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Italian general election, 1892
Kingdom of Italy
1890 ←
6-13 November 1892 → 1895

All 508 seats to the Chamber of Deputies of the Kingdom of Italy
  Majority party Minority party Third party
  Giovanni Giolitti.jpg Rudini.jpg Andrea Costa Camera.jpg
Leader Giovanni Giolitti Antonio Starabba di Rudinì Andrea Costa
Party Historical Left Historical Right The Extreme
Seats won 323 93 56
Seat change Decrease78 Increase45 Increase14
Percentage 63.5% 18.3% 11.0%
Swing Decrease15.4% Increase8.9% Increase2.7%

Italian Parliament 1892.svg

Composition of the Parliament

Prime Minister before election

Antonio Starabba, Marchese di Rudinì
Historical Right

Subsequent Prime Minister

Giovanni Giolitti
Historical Left

General elections were held in Italy on 6 November 1892, with a second round of voting on 13 November.[1] The "ministerial" left-wing bloc emerged as the largest in Parliament, winning 323 of the 508 seats.[2] The electoral system reverted to the pre-1882 method of using single-member constituencies with second round run-offs.[3]

Parties and leaders[edit]

Party Ideology Leader
Historical Left Liberalism, Centrism Giovanni Giolitti
Historical Right Conservatism, Monarchism Antonio Starabba di Rudinì
The Extreme Radicalism, Republicanism Andrea Costa


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Historical Left 323 –78
Historical Right 93 +45
The Extreme 56 +14
Others 36 +19
Invalid/blank votes 37,901
Total 1,693,298 100 508 0
Registered voters/turnout 2,934,445 55.9
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Parliamentary seats
Historical Left
Historical Right
The Extreme


  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