1893 French legislative election

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1893 French legislative election

← 1889 20 August and 3 September 1893 1898 →

All 574 seats to the Chamber of Deputies
288 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Jean Casimir-Perrier.jpg Georges Clemenceau 1893.jpg Albert de Mun by Isidore Alphonse Chalot.jpg
Leader Jean Casimir-Perier Georges Clemenceau Albert de Mun
Party Moderate Republicans Radical Left Conservative rally
Leader's seat Aube Var (lost) Morbihan (lost)
Seats won 279 153 98
Seat change Decrease 75 Increase 53 Decrease 114
Popular vote 3,608,722 1,975,144 1,269,735
Percentage 48.6% 26.6% 17.1%
Swing Decrease 12.6% Increase 9.3% Decrease 19.6%

Prime Minister before election

Charles Dupuy
Democratic Union

Elected Prime Minister

Jean Casimir-Perier
Democratic Union

The 1893 general election was held on 20 August and 3 September 1893.

The Republicans were victorious and gained an increased majority, and President Sadi Carnot invited Jean Casimir-Perier to form a government. However, there was increasing tension between the Radicals and the Moderates in the ruling coalition, which had manifested itself in the passage of a protectionist tariff law with right-wing support in January 1892.

After the election, following the bombing of the Chamber of Deputies by the anarchist Auguste Vaillant on 9 December 1893, Casimir-Perier rushed through the lois scélérates with the support of the Right.

Casimir-Perier was elected to the presidency on 24 June 1894, following the assassination of President Carnot by the Italian anarchist Sante Geronimo Caserio. In January 1895, however, he resigned, and was replaced by Félix Faure, again with the support of the Right.

Casimir-Perier's government was followed by a series of moderate governments with right-wing support under Charles Dupuy, Alexandre Ribot and Jules Méline - with the short-lived exception of the government of Radical Léon Bourgeois (November 1895-April 1896).[1]


e • d Summary of the 20 August and 3 September election results
Chambre des Députés 1893.svg
Parties and coalitions Votes % Seats
Moderate Republicans 3,608,722 48.6 279
Republican group 3,608,722 48.6 279
Radical Left 2,220,181 24.9 143
Radical-Socialists 126,231 1.7 10
Radical group 1,975,144 26.6 153
Royalists 816,789 11.0 63
Ralliés 452,946 6.1 35
Conservative group 1,269,735 17.1 98
Socialists 400,969 5.4 31
Boulangists/Revisionists 170,783 2.3 13
Total 7,425,354 100 574

Source: Roi et President


  1. ^ Gildea, R., Children of the Revolution, London, 2008, p. 270-272

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