Spanish general election, 1914

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Spanish general election, 1914
Spain
1910 ←
8 March 1914 → 1916

All 408 seats of the Congress of Deputies
205 seats needed for a majority
Turnout ~55.1%
  First party Second party Third party
  EDato.jpg Romanones.jpg Francisco Cambó.JPG
Leader Eduardo Dato Álvaro Figueroa Torres Francesc Cambó
Party Conservative Liberal Regionalist League
Leader since 1913 1913 1901
Last election 115 seats 215 seats 10 seats
Seats won 193 122 13
Seat change Increase78 Decrease93 Increase3

Prime Minister before election

Eduardo Dato
Conservative

Elected Prime Minister

Eduardo Dato
Conservative

General elections to the Cortes Generales were held in Spain on 8 March 1914. At stake were all 408 seats in the Congress of Deputies.[1][2]

Though formally competitive, the 1914 general election was held under the customary system of Turno Pacifico; in accordance with a long-standing power-sharing arrangement, elections (under influence by machine bosses called caciques) served as a rubber stamp for a routine handover of power initiated by the King. The 1914 election, as expected, sanctioned the pre-arranged handover from the Liberals to the Conservatives.

Results[edit]

Summary of the 8 March 1914 Spanish Congress of Deputies election results
Parties and coalitions Votes Congress
#  % Swing Seats +/−
Liberal Conservative Party PLC 193
Total Conservatives 193
Liberal Party PL 84
Liberal Democratic Party PLD 38
Total Liberals 122
Maurist Conservatives CM 22
Ciervist Conservatives CC 5
Total Die-hard Conservatives 27
Regionalist League of Catalonia LRC 13
Total Regionalist League 13
Traditionalist Communion CT 5
Integrist Party PI 2
Independent Catholics Cat Ind 5
Total Carlists and Traditionalists 12
Reformist Party PR 11
Total Reformist Party 11
Republican Nationalist Federal Union UFNR 6
Radical Republican Party PRR 5
Total Republican Coalition 11
Republican Party PRep 9
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party PSOE 1
Total Republican-Socialist Union 10
Republican Democratic Federal Party PRDF 1
Republican Union PURA 1
Independents Indep 6
Vacant 1
Others 0
Total ~2,285,293 100.00 408
Votes cast / turnout ~2,285,293 55.12
Abstentions ~1,860,921 44.88
Registered voters ~4,146,214
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.