1921 Portuguese legislative election

Parliamentary elections were held in Portugal on 10 July 1921.[1] Prior to the elections, the Republican Union had merged with the Evolutionist Party to form the Republican Liberal Party (PLR).[2] The elections resulted in the PLR becoming the largest in Parliament, winning 79 of the 163 seats in the House of Representatives and 32 of the 71 seats in the Senate.[3]

1921 Portuguese legislative election

← 1919 10 July 1921 1922 →

163 seats to the Chamber of Deputies
82 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  António Granjo.JPG Afonso Costa - Março, 1921.png Alvaro de Castro1.jpg
Leader António Granjo Afonso Costa Álvaro de Castro
Party PLR PD PR
Leader since 1919 1912 1920
Last election 55 seats[n 1] 86 seats New
Seats won 79 54 12
Seat change Increase 24 Decrease 32 New

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  No image.png No image.png No image.png
Leader António Lino Neto
Party CM CCP PR
Leader since 1915
Last election New 1 seat New
Seats won 4 3 2
Seat change New Increase 2 New

Portugal Chamber of Deputies 1921.svg
Chamber of Deputies

Portugal Senate 1921.svg
Senate

Prime Minister before election

Tomé José de Barros Queirós
PLR

Prime Minister-elect

António Granjo
PLR

The government that was subsequently formed lasted only a few months, as on 19 October (the "night of blood"), a military coup resulted in the deaths of several prominent conservative figures including prime minister António Granjo.[2] New elections were held in January 1922.

ResultsEdit

Party House of Representatives Senate
Votes % Seats +/– Votes % Seats +/–
Republican Liberal Party 79 +24 32 +5
Democratic Party 54 –32 22 –14
Reconstitution Party 12 New 7 New
Monarchist Cause 4 New 0 New
Catholic Centre Party 3 +2 3 +2
Portuguese Socialist Party 0 –8 0 0
Regionalist Party 2
Other parties and independents 9 7 0
Invalid/blank votes
Total 163 0 71 0
Registered voters/turnout
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The combined results of the PRE and PUR who merged prior to this election.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1542 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ a b Baiôa, Manuel Pimenta Morgado; Fernandes, Paulo Jorge; Ribeiro de Meneses, Filipe (2003). "The Political History of Twentieth-Century Portugal". ISSN 1645-6432. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, pp1557-1558