1839 French legislative election

The 1839 general election organized the fifth legislature of the July Monarchy. The election was held on 2 March and 6 July.

1839 French legislative election

← 1837 2 and 6 March 1839 1842 →
Turnout201,271
  First party Second party Third party
  Arago, 1839.jpg Guizot, François - 2.jpg Pierre-Antoine Berryer - lithographie de Maurin.jpg
Leader François Arago François Guizot Pierre-Antoine Berryer
Party Opposition Ministerial Legitimist
Seats won 240 199 20
Popular vote 105,265 87,352 8,655
Percentage 52.3% 43.4% 4.3%

French National Assembly 1839.svg
Composition of the Chamber of Deputies

Prime Minister before election

Louis-Mathieu Molé
Ministerial

Elected Prime Minister

Louis-Mathieu Molé
Ministerial

Only citizens paying taxes were eligible to vote. The left won the election with a majority of 240 seats over the right.

ResultsEdit

Party Leader Votes % Seats
  Opposition André Dupin (Third Party)
François Arago (Republican)
105,265 52.3% 240
  Ministerials Adolphe Thiers (Centre-left)
François Guizot (Centre-right)
87,352 43.4% 199
  Legitimists Pierre-Antoine Berryer 8,655 4.3% 20
Total 201,271[1] 100% 459

Louis-Philippe of France did not have a majority and dissolved the legislature on 16 June 1842.

SourcesEdit

  1. ^ "Roi et President". Archived from the original on 19 October 2007. Retrieved 6 January 2008.