French legislative election, 1849

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

  First party Second party Third party
  Odilon Barrot.jpg Ledru-Rollin 1848.JPG Cavaignac par A. Rousseau.JPG
Leader Odilon Barrot Alexandre Auguste Ledru-Rollin Louis-Eugène Cavaignac
Party Party of Order Democratic Socialist Moderate Republican
Seats won 450 180 75
Popular vote 3,310,000 1,955,000 834,000
Percentage 50.2% 29.6% 12.6%

Prime Minister before election

Odilon Barrot
Party of Order

Subsequent Prime Minister

Alphonse Henri d'Hautpoul
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