1919 Portuguese legislative election

Parliamentary elections were held in Portugal on 11 May 1919.[1] The three main parties that boycotted the 1918 elections returned to contest the elections. The result was a victory for the Democratic Party, which won 86 of the 163 seats in the House of Representatives and 36 of the 71 seats in the Senate.[2][3]

1919 Portuguese legislative election

← 1918 11 May 1919 1921 →

163 seats to the Chamber of Deputies
82 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Afonso Costa - Março, 1921.png António José de Almeida (c. 1900-1909).png BritoCamacho.jpg
Leader Afonso Costa António José de Almeida Manuel de Brito Camacho
Party PD PRE PUR
Leader since 1912 1912 1912
Last election Boycotted Boycotted Boycotted
Seats won 86 38 17
Seat change Increase 86 Increase 38 Increase 17

  Fourth party Fifth party
  No image.png No image.png
Leader António Lino Neto
Party PSP CCP
Leader since 1915
Last election Boycotted 5 seats
Seats won 8 1
Seat change Increase 8 Decrease 4

Prime Minister before election

Domingos Leite Pereira
Independent

Prime Minister-elect

Alfredo Ernesto de Sá Cardoso
PD

ResultsEdit

Party House of Representatives Senate
Votes % Seats +/– Votes % Seats +/–
Democratic Party 86 New 36 New
Evolutionist Party 38 New 27 New
Republican Union 17 New New
Portuguese Socialist Party 8 New 0 New
Catholic Centre Party 1 –4 1 1
Other parties and independents 13 –8 7 –23
Invalid/blank votes
Total 163 +8 71 –2
Registered voters/turnout 500,000 500,000
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1542 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, pp1557-1558
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1543

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