1848 French Constituent Assembly election

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All 880 seats of the National Assembly
441 seats were needed for a majority
Registered9,395,035
Turnout7,835,327 (83.4%)
  First party Second party Third party
  Général Cavaignac - photo Pierre Petit.jpg Assemblée nationale, galerie des représentants du peuple - Nicolas Changarnier (général).jpg Alexandre Ledru-Rollin AN.jpg
Leader Louis Eugène Cavaignac Nicolas Changarnier Alexandre Ledru-Rollin
Party Republican Conservative Montagnard
Leader's seat Bouches-du-Rhône Seine Seine (lost)
Seats won 600 200 80
Popular vote 5,328,022 1,802,125 705,180
Percentage 68.2% 22.7% 9.1%

French Constituent Assembly 1848.svg
Composition of the Constituent Assembly

Prime Minister before election

Jacques-Charles Dupont
Republican

Elected Prime Minister

Jacques-Charles Dupont
Republican

The 1848 general election held on 23 and 24 April 1848 elected the Constituent Assembly of the new Republic. Over 9 million voters were eligible to vote in the first French election since 1792 held under male universal suffrage.[1]

Results[edit]

Party Leader Votes % Seats
  Republicans Louis Eugène Cavaignac 5,328,022 68.2% 600
  Conservatives Nicolas Changarnier 1,802,125 22.7% 200
  Socialists Alexandre Ledru-Rollin 705,180 9.1% 80
Total 7,835,327[2] 100% 880

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sylvie Aprile (2000). La IIe République et le Second Empire. Pygmalion. pp. 79–80.
  2. ^ "Roi et President". Archived from the original on 8 June 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2008.