French Constituent Assembly election, 1848

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French Constituent Assembly election, 1848
French Second Republic
1846 ←
23 and 24 April 1848 → 1849

  First party Second party Third party
  Alphonse de Lamartine.PNG Odilon Barrot.jpg Blanqui, Auguste, par Bochard.JPG
Leader Alphonse de Lamartine Odilon Barrot Louis Auguste Blanqui
Party Moderate Republican Party of Order Democratic Socialist
Seats won 600 200 80

Prime Minister before election

Louis-Mathieu Molé

Subsequent Prime Minister

Jacques-Charles Dupont de l'Eure
Moderate Republicans

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.


Party Votes % Seats
  Moderate Republicans unknown 68.2% 600
  Party of Order unknown 22.7% 200
  Democratic Socialists unknown 9.1% 80
Total 100% 880