Spanish general election, 1896

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Spanish general election, 1896
Spain
1893 ←
5 April 1896 → 1898

All 401 seats of the Congress of Deputies
201 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Cánovas Madrazo.jpg Portrait of Praxedes Mateo Sagasta.jpg
Leader Antonio Cánovas del Castillo Práxedes Mateo Sagasta
Party Conservative Liberal
Leader since 1876 1876
Last election 87 seats 257 seats
Seats won 284 98
Seat change Increase197 Decrease159

Prime Minister before election

Antonio Cánovas del Castillo
Conservative

Elected Prime Minister

Antonio Cánovas del Castillo
Conservative

General elections to the Cortes Generales were held in Spain on 5 April 1896. At stake were all 401 seats in the Congress of Deputies.[1][2]

Results[edit]

Summary of the 5 April 1896 Spanish Congress of Deputies election results
Parties and coalitions Votes Congress
#  % Swing Seats +/−
Liberal Conservative Party PLC 272 Increase202
Conservative Union UC 12 Decrease5
Total Conservatives 284 Increase197
Liberal Party PL 98 Decrease159
Total Liberals 98 Decrease159
Independent Possibilist Republicans Pos Ind 4 Decrease11
Total Republicans 4 Decrease43
Traditionalist Communion CT 10 Increase3
Independent Catholics Cat.ind 1 Decrease1
Total Carlists and Traditionalists 11 Increase2
Independents Indep 2 Increase2
Vacant 2 Increase1
Others 0 Steady0
Total 100.00 401 Steady0
Votes cast / turnout
Abstentions
Registered voters ~4,802,500
Source:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elecciones en la Restauración" (in Spanish). Historiaelectoral.com. Retrieved 2012-01-20. 
  2. ^ "Gráfico resumen Diputados 1869-1923" (in Spanish). Historiaelectoral.com. Retrieved 2012-01-20.