French legislative election, 1889

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

All 576 seats to the Chamber of Deputies
  Majority party Minority party Third party
  Julesferry.jpg Armand de Mackau 1913.jpg Georges Boulanger Nadar.jpg
Leader Jules Ferry Armand de Mackau Georges Boulanger
Party Democratic Union Conservative Union League of Patriots
Leader's seat Vosges Orne Nord
Seats won 354 138 72
Seat change Increase 71 Decrease 63 new party
Popular vote 4,177,464 2,914,985 709,223
Percentage 52.37 36.54% 8.89%
Swing Increase 19.89% Decrease 6.41%

France Chambre des deputes 1889.png
Composition of the Chamber of Deputies

Prime Minister before election

Charles Floquet
Union of the Lefts

Elected Prime Minister

Pierre Tirard

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