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German federal election, 1887

German federal election, 1887

21 February 1887 (1887-02-21)

All 397 seats in the Reichstag
199 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 77.5%
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party NLP Centre KP
Last election 51 seats 99 seats 78 seats
Seats won 99 98 80
Seat change Increase48 Decrease1 Increase2
Popular vote 1,678,000 1,516,200 1,147,200
Percentage 22.3% 20.1% 15.2%
Swing Increase4.7% Decrease2.5% Steady0.0%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party DFP SPD DRP
Last election 67 seats 24 seats 28 seats
Seats won 32 11 41
Seat change Decrease35 Decrease13 Increase13
Popular vote 973,100 763,100 736,400
Percentage 12.9% 10.1% 9.8%
Swing Decrease4.7% Increase0.4% Increase3.0%
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Federal elections were held in Germany on 21 February 1887.[1] The National Liberal Party became the largest party in the Reichstag by winning 99 of the 397 seats, whilst the Centre Party, formerly the largest party, was reduced to 98 seats.[2] Voter turnout was 77.5%.[1]

Results

Party Votes[a] % Seats +/–
National Liberal Party 1,678,000 22.3 99 +48
Centre Party 1,516,200 20.1 98 −1
German Conservative Party 1,147,200 15.2 80 +2
German Free-minded Party 973,100 12.9 32 −35
Social Democratic Party 763,100 10.1 11 −13
German Reich Party 736,400 9.8 41 +13
Alsace-Lorraine Party 233,700 3.1 15 0
Polish Party 220,000 2.9 13 −3
German-Hanoverian Party 112,800 1.5 4 −7
German People's Party 88,800 1.2 0 −7
Danish Party 12,000 0.2 1 0
Anti-Semites 11,600 0.2 1 +1
Others 47,600 0.6 2 +2
Invalid/blank votes 29,800
Total 7,570,700 100 397 0
Registered voters/turnout 9,769,800 77.5
Source: Nohlen & Stöver, DGDB

a Figures for votes are rounded.[1]

Popular Vote
Zentrum
  
21.98%
NLP
  
20.11%
DKP
  
15.21%
DFP
  
12.29%
SAP
  
10.12%
DRP
  
9.77%
Poles
  
2.92%
Other
  
7.61%
Reichstag seats
NLP
  
24.94%
Zentrum
  
24.69%
DKP
  
20.15%
DRP
  
10.33%
DFP
  
8.06%
Poles
  
3.27%
SAP
  
2.77%
Other
  
5.79%

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, p789
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