French Directory election, 1795

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French Directory election, 1795
French First Republic
1792 ←
April and May 1795 → 1798

All 150 seats to the Council of Five Hundred
350 from the National Convention
  First party Second party Third party
  AduC 203 Barras (P.J.F.N., comte de, 1755-1829.JPG AduC 183 Boissy d'Anglas (F.A., 1756-1826).JPG AduC 136 Carnot (L.N.M., 1753-1823).JPG
Leader Paul Barras François Antoine de Boissy d'Anglas Lazare Carnot
Party Thermidorian Crapaud Clichyen
Seats won 213
(150 conventional)
200 54
Popular vote 3,195,000 3,000,000 810,000
Percentage 42.6% 40% 10.8%

Council of Five Hundred, 1795.svg


First Director before election

Paul Barras
Thermidorian

Elected First Director

Lazare Carnot
Clichyen

The French Directory election, 1795 renewed 150 deputies (one-third) of the French Council of Five Hundred.

The election was held in April and May and only citizens paying taxes were eligible to vote.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
  Thermidorians 3,195,000 42.6% 213
  Crapauds[1] 3,000,000 40% 200
  Clichyens 810,000 10.8% 54
  Ultra-royalists 495,000 6.6% 33
Total 7,500,000 100% 500

References[edit]

  1. ^ Denis Woronoff (1972). La République bourgeoise de Thermidor à Brumaire, 1794-1799. Seuil. p. 246. 

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