1820 Spanish general election

General elections to the Cortes Generales were held in Spain in 1820. At stake were all 203 seats in the Congress of Deputies.

1820 Spanish general election

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All 203 seats of the Congress of Deputies
102 seats needed for a majority

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Spanish Congress of Deputies, after the election


The 1820 elections were the first ones since the 1820 revolution. The elections were held under the Spanish Constitution of 1812.[2]


A majority voting system was used for the election, with 33 multi-member constituencies and various single-member ones.


Party Seats
Independents 203
Total 203

Most MPs were liberals, mainly from the moderate (or doceañista) faction.[3]


  1. ^ Cuadro de elecciones. CSIC
  2. ^ Fuentes, Juan Francisco (2007). El fin del Antiguo Régimen (1808-1868). Política y sociedad. Madrid: Síntesis. ISBN 978-84-975651-5-8.
  3. ^ Trienio Liberal: Cortes de 1820 a 1823. Congreso de los Diputados.