1891 Cisleithanian legislative election

Legislative elections were held in Cisleithania in 1891 to elect the members of the eighth Imperial Council. They were the last elections in Cisleithania before the Badeni electoral reform, which drastically increased male suffrage.[1] The German Liberal and Constitutional Party received 32.81% of the vote.

Electoral system Edit

The elections were held according to the curia arrangement that was instituted in 1873 to complement the implementation of direct elections.[2] Voters were classified according to their status and wealth into four curiae:

  1. Landowners
  2. Trade and industry chambers
  3. Large and medium farmers
  4. Male city residents who were annually paying at least 5 guilders worth of taxes

Results Edit

German Liberal and Constitutional Party102,29633.59
Christian Social and Anti-Semitic Party38,35812.60
Polish Conservative Party35,36911.62
Young Czech Party27,8529.15
Old Czech Party20,4026.70
German Clerical and Conservative Party20,1866.63
German-National Party14,7004.83
Italian Liberal Party7,9132.60
Slovenian Candidates6,5892.16
German Democratic Party5,8311.91
Ruthenian Candidates5,4491.79
Social Democratic Party3,8481.26
Croatian Candidates3,3481.10
Bohemian Conservative Landowners–Moravian Centre Party1,9180.63
Polish Democratic Party1,5030.49
Serbian Candidates9660.32
Italian Clerical Party9410.31
German Farmers' Party8380.28
Polish Farmers' Party6790.22
Romanian Candidates4950.16
National Czech Party4410.14
Unknown votes2,4890.82
Split votes2,0900.69
Source: ANNO

References Edit

  1. ^ Österreichische Statistik, 1891 ANNO
  2. ^ Urban, Otto: Česká společnost 1848–1918. Prag : Svoboda, 1982. S. 510–511. (tschechisch)