Italian general election, 1904

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Italian general election, 1904
Italy
1900 ←
6-13 November 1904 → 1909

All 508 seats to the Chamber of Deputies of the Kingdom of Italy
  Majority party Minority party Third party
  Giovanni Giolitti.jpg Turati.jpg Tommaso Tittoni 01.jpg
Leader Giovanni Giolitti Filippo Turati Tommaso Tittoni
Party Great Centre Socialist Party Liberal Constitutional Party
Seats won 339 29 76
Seat change Increase43 Decrease4 Decrease40
Popular vote 777,345 326,016 212,584
Percentage 50.9% 21.3% 13.9%
Swing Decrease1.4% Increase8.3% Decrease7.5%

  Fourth party Fifth party
  Ernesto Nathan.jpg Carlo Sforza 1921.jpg
Leader Ernesto Nathan Carlo Sforza
Party Radical Party Republican Party
Seats won 37 24
Seat change Increase3 Decrease5
Popular vote 128,002 75,225
Percentage 8.4% 4.9%
Swing Increase1.3% Decrease1.3%

Italian Parliament 1904.svg

Composition of the Parliament

Prime Minister before election

Giovanni Giolitti
Great Centre

Subsequent Prime Minister

Giovanni Giolitti
Great Centre

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General elections were held in Italy on 6 November 1904, with a second round of voting on 13 November.[1] The "ministerial" left-wing bloc remained the largest in Parliament, winning 339 of the 508 seats.[2] The papal ban on Catholics voting was relaxed for the first time, and three Catholics were elected.[3]

Parties and leaders[edit]

Party Ideology Leader
Great Centre Liberalism, Centrism Giovanni Giolitti
Italian Socialist Party Socialism, Revolutionary socialism Filippo Turati
Liberal Constitutional Party Conservatism, Monarchism Tommaso Tittoni
Radical Party Radicalism, Anti-clericalism Ernesto Nathan
Italian Republican Party Republicanism, Radicalism Carlo Sforza
Catholic Electoral Union Clericalism, Christian democracy Ottorino Gentiloni

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Great Centre 777,345 50.9 339 +43
Italian Socialist Party 326,016 21.3 29 –4
Liberal Constitutional Party 212,584 13.9 76 –40
Radical Party 128,002 8.4 37 +3
Italian Republican Party 75,225 4.9 24 –5
Catholic Electoral Union 8,008 0.5 3 New
Invalid/blank votes 66,706
Total 1,593,886 100 508 0
Registered voters/turnout 2,541,327 62.7
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
GC
  
50.90%
PSI
  
21.35%
PLC
  
13.92%
PR
  
8.38%
PRI
  
4.93%
UECI
  
0.52%

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, p1031