1874 German federal election

Federal elections were held in Germany on 10 January 1874.[1] The National Liberal Party remained the largest party in the Reichstag, with 155 of the 397 seats.[2] Voter turnout was 61.2%.[3]

1874 German federal election

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All 397 seats in the Reichstag
199 seats needed for a majority
Turnout61.24% Increase 10.23 pp
  First party Second party Third party
  Die Gartenlaube (1874) b 093 (cropped).jpg
ZP
DFP
Leader Rudolf von Bennigsen Hermann von Mallinckrodt
Party NLP Centre DFP
Leader since 1867 1870
Last election 28.97%, 117 seats 18.21%, 58 seats 9.04%, 45 seats
Seats won 147 91 48
Seat change Increase 30 Increase 33 Increase 3
Popular vote 1,394,250 1,438,792 458,133
Percentage 26.86% 27.72% 8.83%
Swing Decrease 2.11% Increase 9.51% Decrease 0.21%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
DRP
DKP
Polen
Party DRP Conservatives Polish Party
Last election 8.83%, 37 seats 13.51%, 56 seats 4.54%, 13 seats
Seats won 32 21 14
Seat change Decrease 5 Decrease 35 Increase 1
Popular vote 388,840 352,050 208,797
Percentage 7.49% 6.78% 4.02%
Swing Decrease 1.34% Decrease 6.73% Decrease 0.52%

Karte der Reichstagswahlen 1874.svg
Map of results (by constituencies)

President of the Reichstag before election

Eduard von Simson
Independent

Elected President of the Reichstag

Max von Forckenbeck
NLP

ResultsEdit

 
PartyVotes%+/–Seats+/–
Centre Party1,438,79227.72+9.5191+33
National Liberal Party1,394,25026.86−2.11147+30
German Progress Party458,1338.83−0.2148+3
German Reich Party388,8407.49−1.3432−5
Conservative Party352,0506.78−6.7321−35
Alsace-Lorraine parties234,5454.52New15New
Polish Party208,7974.02−0.5214+1
General German Workers' Association179,2503.45+2.013+3
Social Democratic Workers' Party171,8733.31+2.257+6
Imperial Liberal Party98,0721.89−5.168−25
German-Hanoverian Party73,4361.41−1.4840
Independent liberals69,9051.35−0.584−1
German People's Party39,1100.75−0.0110
Independent conservatives21,5460.42+0.0410
Danish Party19,8560.38−0.1610
Schleswig-Holstein Particularist Liberals13,9450.27+0.090−2
Old Liberals8,9370.17−0.470−2
Others18,8060.36+0.2100
Unknown1110.00−0.0200
Total5,190,254100.00397+15
Valid votes5,190,25499.43
Invalid/blank votes29,5760.57
Total votes5,219,830100.00
Registered voters/turnout8,523,44661.24
Source: Wahlen in Deutschland

Alsace-LorraineEdit

PartyVotes%Seats+/–
Clericals106,10643.869New
Protesters83,08234.356New
Autonomists45,35718.750New
National Liberal Party5,0722.1000
Social Democratic Workers' Party6800.2800
Others1,6050.6600
Total241,902100.0015New
Valid votes241,90299.08
Invalid/blank votes2,2520.92
Total votes244,154100.00
Registered voters/turnout319,47776.42
Source: Wahlen in Deutschland

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p762 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p788
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p772