French legislative election, 1889

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French legislative election, 1889

← 1885 22 September and 6 October 1889 1893 →

All 578 seats to the Chamber of Deputies
290 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 76.5

  First party Second party Third party
  Tirard.jpg Photo of Georges Boulanger.jpg Millerand.jpg
Leader Pierre Tirard Georges Boulanger Alexandre Millerand
Party Anti-Boulangists
Boulangists
Socialist Republicans
Leader's seat Not presented
(Senator for Seine)
Nord
(vacant since 4 April)
Seine
Seats won 354 212 12
Seat change Increase 71 Increase 11 Decrease 88
Popular vote 4,867,470 2,918,891 167,021
Percentage 61.2% 36.7% 2.1%
Swing Increase 12.8% Increase 19.5% Increase 15.0%

Prime Minister before election

Pierre Tirard
Independent

Elected Prime Minister

Pierre Tirard
Independent

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.

Results[edit]

e • d Summary of the 22 September and 6 October election results
Chambre des Députés 1889.svg
Parties and coalitions Votes % Seats
Moderate Republicans 2,974,565 37.4 216
Radical Left 1,375,935 17.3 100
Progressives 516,970 6.5 38
Republican majority 4,867,470 61.2 354
Royalists 1,208,914 15.2 88
Boulagists/Revanchists 994,173 12.5 72
Bonapartists 715,804 9.0 52
Conservative opposition 2,918,891 36.7 212
Republican Socialists and Radicals 167,021 2.1 12
Total 7,953,382 100 578

Source: Roi et President