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German federal election, 1874

German federal election, 1874

10 January 1874 (1874-01-10)

All 397 seats in the Reichstag
199 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 61.2%
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party NLP Centre DFP
Last election 125 seats 63 seats 46 seats
Seats won 155 91 49
Seat change Increase30 Increase28 Increase3
Popular vote 1,542,500 1,446,000 447,500
Percentage 29.7% 27.9% 8.6%
Swing Decrease0.4% Increase9.3% Decrease0.2%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party DRP KP SPD
Last election 37 seats 57 seats 2 seats
Seats won 33 22 9
Seat change Decrease4 Decrease35 Increase7
Popular vote 375,500 360,000 352,000
Percentage 7.2% 7.0% 6.8%
Swing Decrease1.7% Decrease7.1% Increase3.6%
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Federal elections were held in Germany on 10 January 1874.[1] The National Liberal Party remained the largest party in the Reichstag, with 155 of the 397 seats.[2] Voter turnout was 61.2%.[1]

Results

Party Votes[a] % Seats +/–
National Liberal Party 1,542,500 29.7 155 +30
Centre Party 1,446,000 27.9 91 +30
German Progress Party 447,500 8.6 49 +3
German Reich Party 375,500 7.2 33 −4
German Conservative Party 360,000 7.0 22 −35
Social Democratic Party 352,000 6.8 9 +7
Alsace-Lorraine Party 234,500 4.5 15 New
Polish Party 198,400 3.8 14 +1
German-Hanoverian Party 73,000 1.4 4 −2
Imperial Liberal Party 53,900 1.0 3 −27
Danish Party 34,000 0.7 1 0
German People's Party 22,000 0.4 1 0
Others 51,000 1.0 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 29,600
Total 5,219,900 100 397 +15
Registered voters/turnout 8,523,400 61.2
Source: Nohlen & Stöver, DGDB

a Figures for votes are rounded to the nearest 100.[1]

Popular Vote
Zentrum
  
30.22%
NLP
  
29.72%
DFP
  
8.62%
DRP
  
7.12%
KP
  
6.94%
Poles
  
3.82%
ADAV
  
3.46%
SDAP
  
3.31%
Other
  
6.80%
Reichstag seats
NLP
  
39.04%
Zentrum
  
22.92%
DFP
  
12.34%
DRP
  
8.31%
KP
  
5.54%
Poles
  
3.53%
SDAP
  
1.76%
ADAV
  
0.50%
Other
  
6.05%

References

  1. ^ a b c Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p762 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p788
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