French legislative election, 1876
All 533 seats to the Chamber of Deputies
267 seats needed for a majority
The 1876 general election to the Chamber of Deputies, the lower chamber of the National Assembly of the French Third Republic under the French Constitutional Laws of 1875, was held on 20 February and 5 March 1876.
The result was a victory for the Republicans. President Patrice MacMahon subsequently invited Jules Simon, who declared himself "resolutely republican and resolutely conservative", to form a government, but dismissed him on 16 May 1877, precipitating the Seize Mai crisis and further elections.
75.90% of eligible voters voted.
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Source: Roi et President
- Gildea, R., Children of the Revolution, London, 2008, p. 252-253