Italian general election, 1900

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Italian general election, 1900
Italy
1897 ←
3-10 June 1900
→ 1904

All 508 seats to the Chamber of Deputies of the Kingdom of Italy
  Majority party Minority party Third party
  Giovanni Giolitti.jpg Rudini.jpg Ernesto Nathan.jpg
Leader Giovanni Giolitti Antonio Starabba di Rudinì Ernesto Nathan
Party Historical Left Historical Right Radical Party
Seats won 296 116 34
Seat change Decrease33 Increase17 Decrease8
Popular vote 663,418 271,698 89,872
Percentage 52.3% 21.4% 7,1%
Swing Decrease12.0% Increase 2.0% Decrease1.1%

  Fourth party Fifth party
  Turati.jpg Carlo Sforza 1921.jpg
Leader Filippo Turati Carlo Sforza
Party Socialist Party Republican Party
Seats won 33 29
Seat change Increase 29 Increase 4
Popular vote 164,946 79,127
Percentage 13.0% 6.2%
Swing Increase10.0% Increase 0.4%

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Composition of the Parliament

Prime Minister before election

Luigi Pelloux
Military

Subsequent Prime Minister

Giuseppe Saracco
Historical Left

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General elections were held in Italy on 3 June 1900, with a second round of voting on 10 June.[1] The "ministerial" left-wing bloc remained the largest in Parliament, winning 296 of the 508 seats.[2]

Electoral system[edit]

The election was held using 508 single-member constituencies. However, prior to the election the electoral law was amended so that candidates needed only an absolute majority of votes to win their constituency, abolishing the second requirement of receiving the votes of at least one-sixth of registered voters.[3]

Parties and leaders[edit]

Party Ideology Leader
Ministerial left-wing Liberalism, Centrism Giovanni Giolitti
Constitutionalists Conservatism, Monarchism Antonio Starabba di Rudinì
Radical Party Radicalism, Anti-clericalism Ernesto Nathan
Italian Socialist Party Socialism, Anti-capitalism Filippo Turati
Italian Republican Party Republicanism, Radicalism Carlo Sforza

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Ministerial left-wing 663,418 52.3 296 –33
Constitutionalists 271,698 21.4 116 +17
Italian Socialist Party 164,946 13.0 33 +18
Radical Party 89,872 7.1 34 –8
Italian Republican Party 79,127 6.2 29 +4
Invalid/blank votes 38,888
Total 1,310,480 100 508 0
Registered voters/turnout 2,248,509 58.3
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, p1083
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1039