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German federal election, 1878

German federal election, 1878

30 July 1878 (1878-07-30)

All 397 seats in the Reichstag
199 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 63.4%
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party NLP Centre KP
Last election 128 seats 93 seats 40 seats
Seats won 99 94 59
Seat change Decrease29 Increase1 Increase19
Popular vote 1,331,000 1,328,100 749,500
Percentage 23.1% 23.1% 13.0%
Swing Decrease4.1% Decrease1.7% Increase3.2%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party DRP DFP LV
Last election 38 seats 35 seats 13 seats
Seats won 57 26 10
Seat change Increase19 Decrease9 Decrease3
Popular vote 785,800 385,100 156,000
Percentage 13.6% 6.7% 2.7%
Swing Increase5.7% Decrease1.1% Increase0.2%

  Seventh party Eighth party
 
Party DHP SPD
Last election 4 seats 12 seats
Seats won 10 9
Seat change Increase4 Decrease3
Popular vote 100,000 437,100
Percentage 1.7% 7.6%
Swing Increase0.1% Decrease1.5%
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Federal elections were held in Germany on 30 July 1878.[1] The National Liberal Party remained the largest party in the Reichstag, with 99 of the 397 seats.[2] Voter turnout was 63.4%.[1]

Results

Party Votes[a] % Seats +/–
National Liberal Party 1,331,000 23.1 99 −29
Centre Party 1,328,100 23.1 94 +1
German Reich Party 785,800 13.6 57 +19
German Conservative Party 749,500 13.0 59 +19
Social Democratic Party 437,100 7.6 9 −3
German Progress Party 385,100 6.7 26 −9
Polish Party 210,100 3.6 14 0
Alsace-Lorraine Party 178,900 3.1 15 0
Liberal Union 156,000 2.7 10 −3
German-Hanoverian Party 100,000 1.7 10 +6
German People's Party 66,100 1.1 3 −1
Danish Party 18,000 0.3 1 0
Others 14,700 0.3 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 20,000
Total 5,780,900 100 397 0
Registered voters/turnout 9,128,300 63.4
Source: Nohlen & Stöver, DGDB

a Figures for votes are rounded.[1]

Popular Vote
Zentrum
  
24.09%
NLP
  
23.10%
DRP
  
13.64%
DKP
  
13.01%
SAP
  
7.59%
DFP
  
6.69%
Poles
  
3.65%
Other
  
8.24%
Reichstag seats
NLP
  
24.94%
Zentrum
  
23.68%
DKP
  
14.86%
DRP
  
14.36%
DFP
  
6.55%
Poles
  
3.53%
SAP
  
2.27%
Other
  
9.82%

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, p788
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