French legislative election, 1849

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French legislative election, 1849
French Second Republic
← 1848 13 and 14 May 1849 1852 →

All 705 seats of the National Assembly
353 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Alexis de tocqueville cropped.jpg LedruRollin by Mongez.jpg Cavaignac.jpg
Leader Alexis de Tocqueville Alexandre Auguste Ledru-Rollin Louis-Eugène Cavaignac
Party Order Montagnard Republican
Leader's seat Manche Seine Lot
Seats won 450 180 75
Popular vote 3,310,000 1,955,000 834,000
Percentage 50.2% 29.6% 12.6%

French National Assembly 1849.svg
Composition of the National Assembly

Prime Minister before election

Odilon Barrot
Party of Order

Elected Prime Minister


Party of Order

Parliamentary elections were held in France on 13 and 14 May 1849.[1] Voters elected the first National Assembly of the Second Republic. The conservative Parti de l'Ordre won an overall majority of 450 seats.The Parti de l'Ordre was a bourgeois, traditionalist, and conservative party opposed to the Presidency of Louis Napoleon Bonaparte and the subsequent 1851 coup.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
  Monarchists 3,310,000 50.2% 450
  Democratic Socialists 1,955,000 29.6% 180
  Constitutionalist Republicans 834,000 12.6% 75
  Independents and others 495,000 7.5% 0
  Invalid/blank votes 171,000
Total 6,765,000 100% 705
Registered voters/turnout 9,936,000 68.1%
Source: Nohlen & Stöver, Kings and Presidents

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p673 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7