1861 Portuguese legislative election

Parliamentary elections were held in Portugal on 22 April 1861.

1861 Portuguese legislative election

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177 seats to the Chamber of Deputies
89 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Duque de Loulé.jpg Fontes Pereira de Melo.png
Leader 1st Duke of Loulé Fontes Pereira de Melo
Party Historic Regenerator
Leader since 1852 1856
Last election 15 seats 162 seats
Seats won 137 40
Seats after Increase 122 Decrease 122
Percentage 78% 22%
Swing Increase 70% Decrease 69%

Portugal Chamber of Deputies 1861.svg

Prime Minister before election

1st Duke of Loulé
Historic

Prime Minister-elect

1st Duke of Loulé
Historic

ResultsEdit

Party Votes % Seats
Historic Party 78 137
Regenerator Party 22 40
Total 194,818 177
Registered voters/turnout 302,169 64.5
Source: ISCSP, Nohlen & Stöver[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1543 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7