French legislative election, 1816

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French legislative election, 1816
Kingdom of France
1815 ←
25 September and 4 October 1816 → 1820

All 252 seats to the Chamber of Deputies
  Majority party Minority party
  Pierre-Paul Royer-Collard.jpg Etienne Frederic Lignon Portrait of Richelieu.jpeg
Leader Pierre Paul Royer-Collard Armand-Emmanuel du Plessis
Party Doctrinaires Ultras
Leader's seat Pas-de-Calais none
(Duke of Richelieu)
Seats won 136 92
Seat change Increase 86 Decrease 258

French National Assembly 1816.svg

Composition of the Chamber of Deputies

The 1816 French general election organized the first legislature of the Second Restoration. The election was held on 25 September and 4 October.

Only citizens paying taxes were eligible to vote.

All electors elected three-fifths of all deputies in the first round. In the second round, the most heavily taxed voted again to elect the remaining two-fifths of deputies.


Party Seats
  Doctrinaires 136
  Ultra-royalists 92
  Miscellaneous left (Republicans and Bonapartists) 20
  Liberal Left 10