Italian general election, 1909

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Italian general election, 1909
Kingdom of Italy
1904 ←
7-14 March 1909 → 1913

All 508 seats to the Chamber of Deputies of the Kingdom of Italy
  Majority party Minority party Third party
  Giovanni Giolitti.jpg Turati.jpg Francesco Saverio Nitti 2.jpg
Leader Giovanni Giolitti Filippo Turati Francesco Saverio Nitti
Party Historical Left Socialist Party Radical Party
Seats won 329 41 48
Seat change Decrease10 Increase12 Increase11
Popular vote 995,290 347,615 181,242
Percentage 54.4% 19.0% 9.9%
Swing Increase3.5% Decrease2.3% Increase1.5%

  Fourth party Fifth party
  Sidney sonnino.jpg Carlo Sforza 1921.jpg
Leader Sidney Sonnino Carlo Sforza
Party Historical Right Republican Party
Seats won 44 23
Seat change Decrease32 Decrease1
Popular vote 108,029 81,461
Percentage 5.9% 4.4%
Swing Decrease8.0% Decrease0.5%

Italian Parliament, 1909.svg

Composition of the Parliament

Prime Minister before election

Giovanni Giolitti
Historical Left

Subsequent Prime Minister

Giovanni Giolitti
Historical Left

General elections were held in Italy on 7 March 1909, with a second round of voting on 14 March.[1] The "ministerial" left-wing bloc remained the largest in Parliament, winning 329 of the 508 seats.[2]

Parties and leaders[edit]

Party Ideology Leader
Historical Left Liberalism Giovanni Giolitti
Italian Socialist Party Socialism, Revolutionary socialism Filippo Turati
Radical Party Radicalism Francesco Saverio Nitti
Historical Right Conservatism Sydney Sonnino
Italian Republican Party Republicanism, Radicalism Carlo Sforza
Catholic Electoral Union Clericalism, Christian democracy Ottorino Gentiloni

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Historical Left 995,290 54.4 329 –10
Italian Socialist Party 347,615 19.0 41 +12
Radical Party 181,242 9.9 48 +11
Historical Right 108,029 5.9 44 –32
Italian Republican Party 81,461 4.4 23 –1
Catholic Electoral Union 73,015 4.0 18 +15
Constitutional Independent 41,213 2.2 0 New
Vacant 5
Invalid/blank votes 61,500
Total 1,903,687 100 508 0
Registered voters/turnout 2,930,473 65.0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
Left
  
54.03%
PSI
  
18.87%
PR
  
9.84%
Right
  
5.86%
PRI
  
4.42%
UECI
  
3.96%
Others
  
3.01%

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