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German federal election, 1884

German federal election, 1884

28 October 1884 (1884-10-28)

All 397 seats in the Reichstag
199 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 60.5%
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Centre KP DFP
Last election 100 seats 50 seats 106 seats[1]
Seats won 99 78 67
Seat change Decrease1 Increase28 Decrease39
Popular vote 1,282,000 861,100 997,000
Percentage 22.6% 15.2% 17.6%
Swing Decrease0.6% Decrease1.1% Decrease3.5%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party NLP DRP SPD
Last election 47 seats 28 seats 12 seats
Seats won 51 28 24
Seat change Increase4 Steady0 Increase12
Popular vote 997,000 387,700 550,000
Percentage 17.6% 6.8% 9.7%
Swing Increase3.0% Decrease0.6% Increase3.6%
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Federal elections were held in Germany on 28 October 1884.[2] The Centre Party remained the largest party in the Reichstag, with 99 of the 397 seats.[3] Voter turnout was 60.5%.[2]

Results

Party Votes[a] % Seats +/–
Centre Party 1,282,000 22.6 99 −1
German Free-minded Party 997,000 17.6 67 −39
National Liberal Party 997,000 17.6 51 +4
German Conservative Party 861,100 15.2 78 +28
Social Democratic Party 550,000 9.7 24 +12
German Reich Party 387,700 6.8 28 0
Polish Party 203,200 3.6 16 −2
Alsace-Lorraine Party 165,600 2.9 15 0
German-Hanoverian Party 96,400 1.7 11 +1
German People's Party 95,900 1.7 7 −2
Danish Party 14,000 0.3 1 −1
Others 12,700 0.2 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 18,700
Total 5,681,700 100 397 0
Registered voters/turnout 9,383,100 60.5
Source: Nohlen & Stöver, DGDB

a Figures for votes are rounded.[2]

Popular Vote
Zentrum
  
22.61%
DFP
  
17.44%
NLP
  
17.42%
DKP
  
15.15%
SAP
  
9.70%
DRP
  
6.84%
Poles
  
3.58%
Other
  
7.26%
Reichstag seats
Zentrum
  
24.94%
DKP
  
19.65%
DFP
  
16.88%
NLP
  
12.85%
DRP
  
7.05%
SAP
  
6.05%
Poles
  
4.03%
Other
  
8.56%

References

  1. ^ Merger of the German Progress Party (60 seats) and Liberal Union (46).
  2. ^ a b c Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p762 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p789
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