1933 Irish general election
The 1933 Irish general election was held on 24 January 1933. The newly elected members of the 8th Dáil assembled at Leinster House on 8 February when the new President of the Executive Council and Executive Council of the Irish Free State were appointed. Fianna Fáil retained power, though fell one seat short of an overall majority.
152 of 153 seats in Dáil Éireann
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.
|8th Irish general election – 24 January 1933|
|Fianna Fáil||Éamon de Valera||77||+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||–|
|Labour Party||William Norton||8||+1||5.2||79,221||5.7||–2.0|
- Fianna Fáil minority government formed.
Excluding the Ceann Comhairle (speaker), Fianna Fáil, had won exactly half the seats and formed a government with support from the Labour Party, eventually winning enough by-elections to govern without Labour Party support.