French legislative election, 1863

French legislative election, 1863
Second French Empire
21 and 22 June and 5 and 6 July 1863

  First party Second party Third party
Leader Charles de Morny Émile Ollivier Adolphe Thiers
Party Bonapartist Moderate Republican Monarchists
Leader's seat Puy-de-Dôme Seine Bouches-du-Rhône
Seats won 251 32 15
Popular vote 5,355,000 1,954,000
(Republicans + Monarchists)
(Republicans + Monarchists)
Percentage 74.2% 10.7% 5.0%

Composition of the Corps législatif

Prime Minister before election

Jules Baroche

Subsequent Prime Minister

Eugène Rouher

Parliamentary elections were held in France on 21 and 22 June 1863, with a second round on 5 and 6 July.[1] Pro-government candidates won a majority of seats.[2]


Party Votes % Seats
Government candidates5,355,00074.2251
Opposition candidates (Republicans)1,860,00025.817
Opposition candidates (Royalists)15
Invalid/blank votes75,000
Registered voters/turnout10,004,02872.9
Source: Nohlen & Stöver, Kings and Presidents


  1. Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p673 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. Legislative elections 1863 Kings and Presidents
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