French legislative election, 1924

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French legislative election, 1924
France
1919 ←
11 and 25 May 1924 → 1928

All 581 seats to the Chamber of Deputies
291 seats were needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
  Édouard Herriot 01.jpg Raymond Poincaré 1914.jpg
Leader Édouard Herriot Raymond Poincaré (PRDS)
Party PRRRS PRDS-RI
Leader's seat Rhône Meuse (department) (Senator)
Last election 86 seats 200 seats
Seats won 139 121
Seat change Increase 53 Increase 79
Popular vote 1,058,293
Percentage 11.72%
Swing Decrease 5.38%

  Third party Fourth party
  Auguste Isaac.jpg Léon Blum Meurisse b 1927.jpg
Leader Auguste Isaac Léon Blum
Party FR SFIO
Leader's seat Rhône Narbonne
Last election 183 seats 68 seats*
Seats won 104 104
Seat change Decrease 79 Increase 36
Popular vote 3,190,831 1,814,000
Percentage 35.35% 20.10%
Swing Increase 13.02% Decrease 1.12%

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* Of the 68 elected in 1919, only 53 were still SFIO members; the other 15 had joined the new French Communist Party following the Tours Congress in 1920.

Government before election

Raymond Poincaré III
AD (National Bloc)

Elected Government

Édouard Herriot I
PRRRS (Cartel des Gauches)


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The 1924 legislative election was held on 11 and 25 May 1924.

It resulted in a victory for the left-wing Cartel des Gauches, an alliance of Radicals and Socialists, which governed until July 1926 under the premierships of Édouard Herriot, Paul Painlevé and Aristide Briand.

Results[edit]

Popular Vote[edit]

e • d Summary of the popular vote in the 11 and 25 May 1924 Chamber of Deputies election results
Alliance Votes % Party Abbr. Votes %
  Cartel des Gauches 3,426,581 38.07 French Section of the Workers' International (Section française de l'Internationale ouvrière) SFIO 1,814,000 20.10
Republican, Radical and Radical-Socialist Party (Parti républicain, radical et radical-socialiste) and Republican-Socialist Party (Parti républicain-socialiste) PRRRS 1,612,581 17.86
Republican Federation (Fédération républicaine) FR 3,190,831 35.35
Democratic, Republican, and Social Party (Parti républicain démocratique et social) and Independent Radicals (Radicaux indépendents)[1] PRDS 1,058,293 11.72
French Communist Party (Parti communiste français) PCF 885,993 9.82
Independents (Indépendents) Ind 375,806 4.16
Other parties Div 89,333 0.99
Total 100
Abstention: 19.55%
  1. ^ The Independent Radicals participated in the Cartel des Gauches but their votes are counted with the PRDS, which did not join the Cartel
Popular vote
FR
  
35.35%
SFIO
  
20.10%
PRRRS
  
17.86%
PRDS
  
11.72%
PCF
  
9.82%
Ind
  
4.16%
Others
  
0.99%

Parliamentary Groups[edit]

Affiliation Party Seats
Far-Left
  French Communist Party (PCF) 26
Left
  French Section of the Workers' International (SFIO) 104
  Republican-Socialist Party (PRS) and French Socialist Party (PSF) 44
Centre-Left
  Republican, Radical and Radical-Socialist Party (PRRRS) 139
  Radical Left 40
Centre-Right
  Democratic Republican Left 29
  Republicans of the Left 64
Right
  Democrats 14
  Democratic and Republican Union 102
Non-inscrits
29
Total 581

References and notes[edit]