German federal election, 1881

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German federal election, 1881
German Empire
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All 397 seats in the Reichstag
199 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 56.3%
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Centre DFP KP
Last election 94 seats 26 seats 59 seats
Seats won 100 60 50
Seat change Increase6 Increase34 Decrease9
Popular vote 1,182,900 649,300 830,800
Percentage 23.2% 12.7% 16.3%
Swing Increase0.1% Increase6.0% Increase3.3%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party NLP LV DRP
Last election 99 seats 10 seats 57 seats
Seats won 47 46 28
Seat change Decrease52 Increase36 Decrease29
Popular vote 746,600 429,200 379,300
Percentage 14.6% 8.4% 7.4%
Swing Decrease8.5% Increase5.7% Decrease6.2%

  Seventh party
 
Party SPD
Last election 9 seats
Seats won 12
Seat change Increase3
Popular vote 312,000
Percentage 6.1%
Swing Decrease1.5%
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Federal elections were held in Germany on 27 October 1881.[1] The Centre Party became the largest party in the Reichstag, with 100 of the 397 seats, whilst the National Liberal Party, which had previously been the largest party, was reduced to 47 seats.[2] Voter turnout was 56.3%.[3]

Results[edit]

Party Votes[a] % Seats +/–
Centre Party 1,182,900 23.2 100 +6
German Conservative Party 830,800 16.3 50 −9
National Liberal Party 746,600 14.6 47 −52
German Progress Party 649,300 12.7 60 +34
Liberal Union 429,200 8.4 46 +36
German Reich Party 379,300 7.4 28 −29
Social Democratic Party 312,000 6.1 12 +3
Polish Party 194,900 3.8 18 +4
Alsace-Lorraine Party 153,000 3.0 15 0
German People's Party 103,400 2.0 9 +6
German-Hanoverian Party 86,700 1.7 10 0
Danish Party 14,000 0.3 2 +1
Others 15,300 0.3 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 20,600
Total 5,118,400 100 397 0
Registered voters/turnout 9,088,800 56.3
Source: Nohlen & Stöver, DGDB

a Figures for votes are rounded.[1]

Popular Vote
Zentrum
  
23.20%
DKP
  
16.30%
DFP
  
12.74%
NLP
  
12.61%
LV
  
8.10%
DRP
  
7.44%
SAP
  
6.12%
Poles
  
3.82%
Other
  
9.68%
Reichstag seats
Zentrum
  
25.19%
DFP
  
15.11%
DKP
  
12.59%
NLP
  
11.84%
LV
  
11.59%
DRP
  
7.05%
Poles
  
4.53%
SAP
  
3.02%
Other
  
9.32%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p762 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p789
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p773