French National Convention election, 1792

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French National Convention election, 1792
French First Republic
1791 ←
2 and 6 September 1792 → 1795

All 749 seats to the National Convention
  First party Second party Third party
  Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès - crop.jpg Robespierre.jpg Jacques Pierre Brissot de Warville.jpg
Leader Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès Maximilien Robespierre Jacques Pierre Brissot
Party Marais Montagnard Girondin
Seats won 389 200 160

French National Convention, 1792.svg

Composition of the National Convention

President of the Assembly before election

Pierre-Joseph Cambon

Subsequent President of the Convention

Philippe Rühl

The French National Convention election elected the National Convention.

The election was held in September and were the first to be held under universal suffrage. An absolute majority of the deputies elected belonged to the Marais party, a political faction of vague but largely moderate policies. The Montagnards or Jacobins received 200 seats and the republican, though more moderate Girondin faction 160 seats. The election preceded the fall of the Gironde as a political faction, mainly because of the political and social unrest following the war started by the Girondist-dominated government in the spring of 1792.

Turnout was only 10%.


Party Votes % Seats
  Marais 389
  Montagnards 200
  Girondins 160
Total 749