1907 German federal election

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1907 German federal election

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All 397 seats in the Reichstag
199 seats needed for a majority
Turnout84.7%
  First party Second party Third party
  Franz-Graf-Ballestrem.jpg Otto von Manteuffel.jpg Ernst Bassermann.jpg
Leader Franz von Ballestrem Otto Karl von Manteuffel Ernst Bassermann
Party Centre KP NLP
Leader since 1890 1892 1898
Last election 100 seats 54 seats 51 seats
Seats won 105 60 54
Seat change Increase5 Increase6 Increase3
Popular vote 2,179,800 1,060,200 1,630,600
Percentage 19.4% 9.4% 14.5%
Swing Decrease0.4% Decrease0.6% Increase0.6%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  August Bebel c1910.jpg Hermann Müller (Sagan) 02.jpg No image.svg
Leader Paul Singer
& August Bebel
Hermann Müller-Sagan
Party SPD FVp DRP
Leader since 18 March 1890
& 21 November 1892
1906
Last election 81 seats 21 seats 21 seats
Seats won 43 28 24
Seat change Decrease38 Increase7 Increase3
Popular vote 3,259,000 736,000 471,900
Percentage 29.0% 6.5% 4.2%
Swing Decrease2.7% Increase0.8% Increase0.7%

Karte der Reichstagswahlen 1907 (1).svg
Results of the 1907 Reichstag election.

President of the Reichstag before election

Franz von Ballestrem
Centre

Elected President of the Reichstag

Udo zu Stolberg-Wernigerode
Independent

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Federal elections were held in Germany on 25 January 1907.[1] Despite the Social Democratic Party (SPD) receiving a clear plurality of votes, they were hampered by the unequal constituency sizes that favoured rural seats.[2] As a result, the Centre Party remained the largest party in the Reichstag after winning 105 of the 397 seats, whilst the SPD won only 43.[3] Voter turnout was 84.7%.[4]

Results[edit]

Party Votes[a] % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party 3,259,000 29.0 43 –38
Centre Party 2,179,800 19.4 105 +5
National Liberal Party 1,630,600 14.5 54 +3
German Conservative Party 1,060,200 9.4 60 +6
Free-minded People's Party 736,000 6.5 28 +7
German Reich Party 471,900 4.2 24 +3
Polish Party 453,900 3.9 20 +4
Free-minded Union 359,300 3.2 14 +5
Anti-Semites 248,500 2.2 16 +5
German People's Party 138,600 1.2 7 +1
German Agrarian League 119,400 1.1 8 +4
Economic Union 104,600 0.9 5 New
Alsace-Lorraine Party 103,600 0.9 7 –2
German-Hanoverian Party 78,200 0.7 1 –5
Bavarian Peasants' League 75,300 0.7 1 –3
Danish Party 15,000 0.1 1 0
Others 219,100 1.9 3 0
Invalid/blank votes 50,100
Total 11,303,500 100 397 0
Registered voters/turnout 13,352,900 84.7
Source: Nohlen & Stöver, DGDB

a Figures for votes are rounded.[4]

Popular Vote
SPD
28.94%
Zentrum
19.35%
NLP
14.51%
DKP
9.41%
FVP
6.53%
DRP
4.19%
PP
4.03%
FV
3.19%
Anti-Semites
3.30%
DtVP
1.23%
Other
5.32%
Reichstag seats
Zentrum
26.45%
DKP
15.11%
NLP
13.60%
SPD
10.83%
FVP
7.05%
DRP
6.05%
PP
5.04%
Anti-Semites
4.03%
FV
3.53%
DtVP
1.76%
Other
6.55%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p762 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p747
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p789
  4. ^ a b Nohlen & Stöver, p775