French legislative election, 1830

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French legislative election, 1830
Bourbon Restoration
← 1827 5–13–19 July 1830 1831 →

All 556 seats of the Chamber of Deputies
279 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Guillaume-Isidore Baron de Montbel.png Marquis de la Fayette.jpg
Leader The Count of Montbel The Marquis of Lafayette
Party Ultras Doctrinaires
Leader's seat Haute-Garonne (lost) Seine-et-Marne
Seats won 282 274
Popular vote 47,940 46,060
Percentage 50.7% 49.3%

French National Assembly 1830.svg
Composition of the Chamber of Deputies

Prime Minister before election

The Count of Polignac

Elected Prime Minister

The Count of Polignac

The 1830 general election organized the first legislature of the July Monarchy but was meant to organize the sixth legislature of the Bourbon Restoration. The election was held on 5 and 13 July, with the second round held on 19 July.

Only citizens paying taxes were eligible to vote.

Oddly, the election was organized under the Restoration (the first round being held before the July Revolution), but the legislature was entirely under the new July Monarchy. A quarter of the seats (119) were submitted to by-elections in autumn 1830 (see Administrative epuration). The legislature was immediately dissolved by Charles X of France, but continued its term under Louis-Philippe.


Party Leader Votes  % Seats
  Ultra-royalists The Count of Montbel 47,940 50.7% 282
  Doctrinaires The Marquis of Lafayette 46,060 49.3% 274
Total 94,000[1] 100% 556