Italian general election, 1895

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Italian general election, 1895
Italy
1892 ←
26 May-2 June 1895 → 1897

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 Great Centre Liberal Constitutional Party
Seats won 334 104
Seat change Increase11 Increase11
Popular vote 713,812 263,315
Percentage 58.6% 21.6%
Swing Decrease4.9% Increase3.3%

  Third party Fourth party
  Ernesto Nathan.jpg Andrea Costa.JPG
Leader Ernesto Nathan Andrea Costa
Party Radical Party Socialist Party
Seats won 47 15
Seat change Increase20 new party
Percentage 11.7% 6.8%
Swing Increase6.3% new party

Italian Parliament 1895.svg

Composition of the Parliament

Prime Minister before election

Giovanni Giolitti
Great Centre

Subsequent Prime Minister

Francesco Crispi
Great Centre

General elections were held in Italy on 26 May 1895, with a second round of voting on 2 June.[1] The "ministerial" left-wing bloc remained the largest in Parliament, winning 334 of the 508 seats.[2]

Parties and leaders[edit]

Party Ideology Leader
Great Centre Liberalism, Centrism Francesco Crispi
Liberal Constitutional Party Conservatism, Monarchism Antonio Starabba di Rudinì
Radical Party Radicalism, Anti-clericalism Ernesto Nathan
Italian Socialist Party Socialism, Revolutionary socialism Andrea Costa

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Great Centre 713,812 58.6 334 +11
Liberal Constitutional Party 263,315 21.6 104 +11
Radical Party 142,356 11.7 47 +20
Socialist Party 82,523 6.8 15 New
Others 16,761 1.4 8 –28
Invalid/blank votes 37,477
Total 1,256,244 100 508 0
Registered voters/turnout 2,120,185 59.3
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
GC
  
58.6%
PLC
  
21.6%
PR
  
11.7%
PSI
  
6.8%
Others
  
6.8%

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