Italian general election, 1909

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Italian general election, 1909
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 Francesco-Saverio-Nitti1.jpg Sidney sonnino.jpg
Leader Giovanni Giolitti Francesco Saverio Nitti Sidney Sonnino
Party Historical Left Radical Party Historical Right
Seats won 329 48 44
Seat change Decrease10 Increase11 Decrease32
Popular vote 995,290 181,242 108,029
Percentage 54.4% 9.9% 5.9%
Swing Increase3.5% Increase1.5% Decrease8.0%

  Fourth party Fifth party
  Turati.jpg Carlo Sforza 1921.jpg
Leader Filippo Turati Carlo Sforza
Party Socialist Party Republican Party
Seats won 41 23
Seat change Increase12 Decrease1
Popular vote 347,615 81,461
Percentage 19.0% 4.4%
Swing Decrease2.3% Decrease0.5%

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Composition of the Parliament

Prime Minister before election

Giovanni Giolitti
Historical Left

Subsequent Prime Minister

Sidney Sonnino
Historical Right

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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
Ministerial left-wing Liberalism, Centrism Giovanni Giolitti
Italian Socialist Party Socialism, Anti-capitalism Filippo Turati
Radical Party Radicalism, Anti-clericalism Francesco Saverio Nitti
Constitutionalists Conservatism, Monarchism Sydney Sonnino
Italian Republican Party Republicanism, Radicalism Carlo Sforza
Catholic Electoral Union Clericalism, Christian democracy Ottorino Gentiloni

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Ministerial left-wing 995,290 54.4 329 –10
Italian Socialist Party 347,615 19.0 41 +12
Radical Party 181,242 9.9 48 +11
Constitutionalists 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
Ministerial left-wing
  
54.03%
PSI
  
18.87%
PR
  
9.84%
Constitutionalists
  
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