Spanish general election, 1871

Spanish general election, 1871
8 March 1869

All 391 seats of the Congress of Deputies
196 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
Leader Francisco Serrano y Domínguez Francesc Pi i Margall Carlos, Duke of Madrid
Party Progressive-Liberal coalition Democratic Federal Republican Party Comunión Católico-Monárquica
Leader's seat Madrid Barcelona Navarre
Seats won 235 52 51
Seat change Decrease1 Decrease33 Increase31
Percentage 60.10% 13.03% 13.04%
Swing Decrease6.95 Decrease10.85 Increase7.40

  Fourth party
Leader Alejandro Mon y Menéndez
Party Moderate Party
Leader's seat Madrid
Seats won 18
Seat change new party
Percentage 4.60%
Swing new party

Spanish Congress of Deputies, after the election

Prime Minister before election

Francisco Serrano y Domínguez
Liberal Union

Elected Prime Minister

Francisco Serrano y Domínguez
Liberal Union

General elections to the Cortes Generales were held in Spain on the 15 January 1869. At stake were all 391 seats in the Congress of Deputies. The Progressive-Liberal coalition won the elections.


General elections of Spain of 1871 were held on March 8 under universal male suffrage. The elections were the first held during the brief reign of Amadeo I, once the Constitution of 1869 was approved. Francisco Serrano y Domínguez, a member of the Liberal Union (part of the Progressive-Liberal coalition), was the prime minister before the elections.


Party Seats Difference
Progressive-Liberal coalition 235Decrease1
Democratic Federal Republican Party 52Decrease31
Comunión Católico-Tradicionalista 51Increase31
Moderate Party 18Increase18
Conservative Party 9Increase9
Pro-Antonio de Montpensier Faction 9Increase9
Other 17Increase9


    This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 9/16/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.