French legislative election, 1820

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French legislative election, 1820
Kingdom of France
1816 ←
4 and 13 November 1820 → 1824

All 434 seats to the Chamber of Deputies
  Majority party Minority party Third party
  Élie, comte Decazes.jpg Etienne Frederic Lignon Portrait of Richelieu.jpeg Benjamin Constant.jpg
Leader Élie Decazes Armand-Emmanuel du Plessis Benjamin Constant
Party Doctrinaires Ultras Liberal Left
Leader's seat Seine none
(Duke of Richelieu)
Seats won 194 160 80
Seat change Increase 58 Increase 68 Increase 70

French National Assembly 1820.svg

Composition of the Chamber of Deputies

The 1820 general election organized the second legislature of the Second Restoration. The election was held on 4 and 13 November.


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 194
  Ultra-royalists 160
  Liberal Left 80