French Constituent Assembly election, 1848

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

All 880 seats of the National Assembly
441 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Alphonse de Lamartine.PNG Victor hugo Chifflart.jpg AmelieSuzanneSerre-AugusteBlanqui.JPG
Leader Alphonse de Lamartine Victor Hugo[1][2] Louis Auguste Blanqui
Party Republican Conservative Socialist
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.[3]

Results[edit]

Party Leader Votes  % Seats
  Republicans Alphonse de Lamartine 5,328,022 68.2% 600
  Conservatives Victor Hugo[1][2] 1,802,125 22.7% 200
  Socialists Louis Auguste Blanqui 705,180 9.1% 80
Total 7,835,327[4] 100% 880

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pascal Melka (2008). Victor Hugo: un combat pour les opprimés (in French). La Compagnie Litteraire. p. 243. ISBN 9782876831940. 
  2. ^ a b "1848: Louis Bonaparte, Victor Hugo, Alphonse Baudin, destins croisés (2)" (in French). La Plume et le Rouleau. 23 November 2007. Victor Hugo (...) a été élu sous une étiquette politique de type «conservateur-modéré», il va s’en démarquer rapidement et adopter un discours progressiste qui va choquer les plus réactionnaires de ses «amis» politiques. 
  3. ^ Sylvie Aprile (2000). La IIe République et le Second Empire. Pygmalion. pp. 79–80. 
  4. ^ Roi et President