French legislative election, 1928

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French legislative election, 1928
France
1924 ←
22 and 29 April 1928 → 1932

All 604 seats to the Chamber of Deputies
303 seats were needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
  Raymond Poincaré 1914.jpg Édouard Herriot 01.jpg
Leader Raymond Poincaré (AD) Édouard Herriot
Party AD-RI PRRRS
Leader's seat Meuse (department) (Senator) Rhône
Last election 121 seats 139 seats
Seats won 165 125
Seat change Increase 44 Decrease 14
Popular vote 2,196,243 1,682,543
Percentage 23.19% 17.77%
Swing Increase 11.47%

  Third party Fourth party
  Léon Blum Meurisse b 1927.jpg
Leader Louis Marin Léon Blum
Party FR SFIO
Leader's seat Meurthe-et-Moselle Narbonne
Last election 104 seats 104 seats
Seats won 102 100
Seat change Decrease 2 Decrease 4
Popular vote 2,082,041 1,708,972
Percentage 21.99% 18.05%
Swing Decrease 13.36% Decrease 2.05%

Government before election

Raymond Poincaré IV
AD (Republican coalition)

Elected Government

Raymond Poincaré V
AD (Republican coalition)


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Campaign posters in the streets of Paris, 1928.

Legislative elections in France to elect the 14th legislature of the French Third Republic were held on 22 and 29 April 1928.

The result was a victory for the centre-right government of Raymond Poincaré, which had been in power since July 1926. A succession of centre-right governments followed until 1932.

Results[edit]

Popular Vote[1][edit]

Party Votes % Vote
  Democratic Republican Alliance and Independent Radicals 2,196,243 23.19%
  Republican Federation 2,082,041 21.99%
  French Section of the Workers International 1,708,972 18.05%
  Republican, Radical and Radical-Socialist Party 1,682,543 17.77%
  French Communist Party 1,066,099 11.26%
  Republican-Socialist Party 432,045 04.56%
  Independents 136,966 1.45%
  Conservatives 78,203 0.83%
  Independent Socialists 58,279 0.62%
  Miscellaneous Left 24,122 0.25%
  Others 4,348 0.05%
Popular vote
ARD-RI
  
23.19%
FR
  
21.99%
SFIO
  
18.05%
PRRRS
  
17.77%
PCF
  
11.26%
PRS
  
4.56%
Ind
  
1.45%
Others
  
1.74%

Parliamentary Groups[2][edit]

Affiliation Party Seats
Far-Left
  French Communist Party (PCF) 11
Left
  French Section of the Workers' International (SFIO) 100
  Republican-Socialist Party (PRS) 18
  French Socialist Party (PSF) 12
Centre-Left
  Republican, Radical and Radical-Socialist Party (PRRRS) 125
  Independents of the Left 15
  Social and Unionist Left 18
Centre-Right
  Radical Left 54
  Democratic and Social Action 29
  Republicans of the Left 64
  Popular Democrats 19
Right
  Democratic and Republican Union 102
Non-inscrits
37
Total 604

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