French legislative election, 1924

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

All 581 seats to the Chamber of Deputies
  Majority party Minority party Third party
  Édouard Herriot - Président du Conseil - 1924.jpeg Auguste Isaac.jpg Raymond Poincaré cph.3b09601.jpg
Leader Édouard Herriot Auguste Isaac Raymond Poincaré
Party PRRRS FR PRDS
Alliance Lefts Cartel
Leader's seat Rhône Rhône Meuse
Seats won 287 116 93
Seat change new party Decrease 96 Decrease 61
Popular vote 3,426,581 3,190,831 1,058,293
Percentage 38.07% 35.35% 11.72%

France Chambre des deputes 1924.png
Composition of the Chamber of Deputies

Prime Minister before election

Raymond Poincaré
Democratic Alliance

Elected Prime Minister

Édouard Herriot
Radical-Socialist Party

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]