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 Villèle.jpg
Leader Pierre Paul Royer-Collard Jean-Baptiste de Villèle
Party Doctrinaires Ultras
Leader's seat Pas-de-Calais Haute-Garonne
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