French legislative election, 1914

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French legislative election, 1914
French Third Republic
← 1910 26 April and 10 May 1914 1919 →

All 595 seats to the Chamber of Deputies
  Majority party Minority party Third party
  Joseph Caillaux.jpg Jean Jaurès, 1904, by Nadar.jpg Raymond Poincaré cph.3b09601.jpg
Leader Joseph Caillaux Jean Jaurès Raymond Poincaré
Party PRRRS SFIO PRD
Leader's seat Sarthe Tarn Meuse
Seats won 195 102 66
Seat change Decrease 66 Decrease 5 Decrease 47
Popular vote 2,930,018 1,413,044 2,407,259
Percentage 32.61% 16.97% 14.64%
Swing Decrease 0.12% Decrease 3.77% Decrease 0.10%

France Chambre des deputes 1914.png
Composition of the Chamber of Deputies

Prime Minister before election

Gaston Doumergue
Radical-Socialist Party

Elected Prime Minister

René Viviani
Republican-Socialist Party

The 1914 general elections were held on 26 April and 10 May 1914, three months before the outbreak of World War I. The Radical Party, a classical Liberal party, won a landslide victory, though the entirety of the chambers, from Catholics to socialists, united during the war to form the Union sacrée.

Results[edit]

Popular Vote[edit]

Party Votes % Vote
  Republican, Radical and Radical-Socialist Party and all RI 2,930,018 34.75%
  Democratic Republican Alliance 2,407,259 28.55%
  French Section of the Workers International 1,413,044 16.76%
  Popular Liberal Action 956,261 11.34%
  Republican Federation 397,547 4.72%
  Republican-Socialist Party 326,927 3.88%
Popular vote
PRRRS
  
34.75%
ARD
  
28.55%
SFIO
  
16.76%
ALP
  
11.34%
FR
  
4.72%
PRS
  
3.88%

Parliamentary Groups[edit]

Affiliation Party Seats
Left
  French Section of the Workers' International (SFIO) 102
  Republican-Socialist Party (PRS) 24
Centre-Left and Centre
  Republican, Radical and Radical-Socialist Party (PRRRS) and non-inscrit Radicals 195
  Republican Union (ARD group and ARD-FR joint group) 88
  Republicans of the Left (RI-ARD joint group) 66
Right
  Republican Federation 37
  Popular Liberal Action 23
  Miscellaneous Right 15
Non-inscrits
51
Total 601

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