French legislative election, 1889

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French legislative election, 1889
1885 ←
22 September and 6 October 1889 → 1893

All 576 seats to the Chamber of Deputies
289 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Julesferry.jpg Georges Clemenceau Nadar.jpg
Leader Jules Ferry Georges Clemenceau
Party Opportunist Republicans Radicals Monarchist
Last election 200 100 86
Seats won 216 112 86
Seat change Increase16 Increase12 Steady0

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Georges Boulanger Nadar.jpg
Leader Georges Ernest Boulanger
Party Boulangist Bonapartist Moderate Republican
Last election N/A 52 83
Seats won 72 52 38
Seat change Increase72 Steady0 Decrease45

Government before election

Pierre Tirard II

Elected Government

Charles de Freycinet IV

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The 1889 general election was held on 22 September and 6 October 1889, during the Boulanger affair. It resulted in a victory for the Republicans, and a thorough defeat for the Boulangists.


Parliamentary Groups[edit]

Affiliation Party Seats
  Radical-Socialists and Socialists 12
  Radicals 100
  Republicans 216
  Moderate Republicans 38
  Monarchists 86
  Boulangists 72
  Bonapartists 52
Total 576