1879 Portuguese legislative election

Parliamentary elections were held in Portugal on 19 October 1879.[1] The result was a landslide victory for the Progressive Party, which won 106 seats.[2]

1879 Portuguese legislative election

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137 seats to the Chamber of Deputies
69 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Anselmo José Braamcamp, 1887 (London, Maclure & Co.).png Fontes Pereira de Melo.png
Leader Anselmo José Braamcamp Fontes Pereira de Melo
Party Progressive Regenerator
Leader since 1876 1856
Last election 22 seats 97 seats
Seats won 106 21
Seats after Increase 84 Decrease 76

  Third party Fourth party
  José Dias Ferreira.jpg No image.png
Leader José Dias Ferreira Political Directory
Party Constituent Republican
Leader since 1871 1876
Last election 14 seats 1 seat
Seats won 6 1
Seats after Decrease 8 Steady

Portugal Chamber of Deputies 1879.svg

Prime Minister before election

Anselmo José Braamcamp
Progressive

Prime Minister after election

Anselmo José Braamcamp
Progressive

ResultsEdit

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Progressive Party 106 +84
Regeneration Party 21 –76
Constituent Party 6 –8
Portuguese Republican Party 1 0
Other parties and independents 3 0
Invalid/blank votes
Total 539,915 100 137 0
Registered voters/turnout 831,764 64.9
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

The results exclude the seats from overseas territories.[2]

Parliamentary seats
Progressive
77.37%
Regenerator
15.33%
Constituents
4.38%
Republicans
0.73%
Others/Independent
2.19%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1541 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ a b Nohlen & Stöver, p1556