1932 French legislative election

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French legislative election, 1932

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All 607 seats to the Chamber of Deputies
  Majority party Minority party Third party
  Édouard Herriot - Président du Conseil - 1924.jpeg André Tardieu 1928.jpg Maurice Thorez-1932.jpg
Leader Édouard Herriot André Tardieu Maurice Thorez
Party PRRRS AD PCF
Alliance Lefts Cartel Right-wing coalition
Leader's seat Rhône Territoire de Belfort Seine
Seats won 320 268 10
Seat change Increase 33 new party Decrease 1
Popular vote 4,394,963 4,380,717 796,630
Percentage 45.89% 45.7% 8.32%
Swing Increase 7.82% Decrease 2.94%

France Chambre des deputes 1932.png
Composition of the Chamber of Deputies

Prime Minister before election

André Tardieu
Democratic Alliance

Elected Prime Minister

Édouard Herriot
Radical-Socialist Party

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French legislative elections to elect the 15th legislature of the French Third Republic were held on 1 and 8 May 1932.

These elections saw the victory of the second Cartel des gauches, but the socialists and Radicals could not form a coalition government. Édouard Herriot instead formed a government with the support of the centre-right, and Radicals held the premiership up to the 6 February 1934 crisis.

Results[edit]

Popular Vote[1][edit]

e • d Summary of the popular vote in the 1 and 8 May 1932 Chamber of Deputies election results
French Communist Party (Parti communiste français) PCF 796,630 8.32
Alliance Votes % Party Abbr. Votes %
  Cartel des Gauches 4,394,963 45.89 French Section of the Workers' International (Section française de l'Internationale ouvrière) SFIO 1,964,384 20.51
Republican, Radical and Radical-Socialist Party (Parti républicain, radical et radical-socialiste) PRRRS 1,836,991 19.18
Republican-Socialist Party (Parti républicain-socialiste) PRS 515,176 5.38
Miscellaneous Left independents (Divers gauche) DVG 78,412 0.82
  Right and Centre 4,380,717 45.74 Independent Radicals (Radicaux indépendents) RI 955,990 9.98
Democratic Alliance (Alliance démocratique) AD 1,299,936 13.57
Popular Democrats (Démocrates populaires) PDP 309,336 3.36
Republican Federation (Fédération républicaine) FR 1,233,360 12.88
Independents (Indépendents) Ind 499,236 5.21
Conservatives Con 82,859 0.87
Other parties Div 4,112 0.04
Total 9,576,422 100
Abstention: 18.41%
Popular vote
SFIO
20.51%
PRRRS
19.18%
AD
13.57%
FR
12.88%
RI
9.98%
PCF
8.32%
PRS
5.38%
Ind
5.21%
PDP
3.36%
Others
1.73%

Parliamentary Groups[2][edit]

Affiliation Party Seats
Far-Left
  French Communist Party (PCF) 10
  Party of Proletarian Unity (PUP) 9
Left
  French Section of the Workers' International (SFIO) 132
Centre-Left
  Republican-Socialist Party (PRS) and French Socialist Party (PSF) 28
  Republican, Radical and Radical-Socialist Party (PRRRS) 160
Centre   Independent Left 15
  Radical Left 47
  Independents of the Left 26
Centre-Right
  Republicans of the Left (Alliance Démocratique) 40
  Republican Centre (Alliance Démocratique) 40
  Popular Democrats 16
  Republicans of the Centre (Alsace-Lorraine Popular Union) 7
Right and Far-Right
  Republican and Social 18
  Republican Federation 41
  Independents of Economic, Social and Peasant Action 8
  Independents 16
Total 607

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