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1820 French legislative election

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1820 French legislative election
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All 434 seats of the Chamber of Deputies
218 seats were needed for a majority
Turnout94,000 (97.4%)
  First party Second party Third party
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Leader Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, duc de Richelieu Jean-Baptiste de Villèle Benjamin Constant
Party Doctrinaires Ultra-royalist Liberals
Seats won 194 160 80
Seat change Increase 144[a] Decrease 190[a] Increase 80[a]
Popular vote 42,300 34,780 16,920
Percentage 44.7% 36.9% 18.4%

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Composition of the Chamber of Deputies

Prime Minister before election

The Duke of Richelieu

Elected Prime Minister

The Duke of Richelieu

The 1820 general election organized the second legislature of the Second Restoration. The election was held on 4 and 13 November.


Only citizens paying taxes were eligible to vote. All electors elected three-fifths of all deputies in the first round. In the second round, the most heavily taxed voted again to elect the remaining two-fifths of deputies.


Party Leader Votes % Seats
  Doctrinaires Élie Decazes 42,300 44.7% 194
  Ultra-royalists Jean-Baptiste de Villèle 34,780 36.9% 160
  Liberal Party Benjamin Constant 16,920 18.4% 80
Total 94,000[1] 100% 434

See also



  1. ^ a b c This change is compared to the last general election which was in August 1815. The elections in 1816, 1817, and 1819 were all by-elections and those results are included


  1. ^ "Roi et President". Archived from the original on 2011-11-12. Retrieved 2008-01-06.
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