The 1933 Irish general election was held on Tuesday, 24 January. The newly elected members of the 8th Dáil assembled at Leinster House on 8 February and President of the Executive Council and the 7th Executive Council of the Irish Free State were appointed. Fianna Fáil retained power, though fell one seat short of an overall majority.
153 seats in Dáil Éireann[a]
77 seats needed for a majority
Percentage of seats gained by each of the three major parties, and number of seats gained by smaller parties and independents.
|Election to the 8th Dáil – 24 January 1933|
|Fianna Fáil||Éamon de Valera||77[a]||+5||50.3||689,054||49.7||+5.2|
|Cumann na nGaedheal||W. T. Cosgrave||48||–9||31.4||422,495||30.5||–4.8|
|National Centre Party||Frank MacDermot||11||New||7.2||126,909||9.2||–|
Excluding the Ceann Comhairle (speaker), Fianna Fáil won exactly half the seats and formed the 7th Executive Council of the Irish Free State with support from the Labour Party. Fianna Fáil eventually won enough by-elections to govern without Labour Party support.
First time TDsEdit
- Constitution (Amendment No. 2) Act 1927, s. 1: Re-election at general election of outgoing Chairman of Dáil Eireann (No. 6 of 1927, s. 1). Signed on 19 March 1927. Act of the Oireachtas. Irish Statute Book.
- Electoral (Amendment) Act 1927, s. 2: Re-election of outgoing Ceann Comhairle (No. 21 of 1927, s. 2). Signed on 22 May 1927. Act of the Oireachtas. Irish Statute Book.
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