The Full Wiki

More info on French legislative election, February 1871

French legislative election, February 1871: Wikis

Advertisements
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

France

This article is part of the series:
Politics and government of
France



Other countries · Atlas
Politics portal

French legislative elections to elect the first legislature of the French Third Republic were held on 8 February 1871.

This election was held during an explosive situation in the country: following the Franco-Prussian War, 43 departments were occupied. Thus, all public meetings were outlawed. Only Paris could have an actual electoral campaign.

This election allowed candidates to run in more than one seat at a time. Originally planned to accommodate 765 deputies, this number was reduced as some candidates were elected in more than one seat. In fact, Adolphe Thiers had been elected in 86 seats.

This election saw the victory of monarchists (Legitimists, Orleanists) favourable to peace with the German Empire win a large majority.

Results

Advertisements

Parliamentary groups

Affiliation Party Seats
Republicans
  Radical Republicans 38
  Moderate Republicans 112
Right
  Liberals 72
  Orleanists 214
  Bonapartists 20
  Legitimists 182
Total 675[1]
  1. ^ The Assembly was to have 768 seats, including 15 for the French Colonial Empire and 30 for Alsace-Lorraine which was later annexed by the German Empire. A number of seats were not filled due to multiple elections.
Composition of the National Assembly

Sources


Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message