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 48 1 2
Popular vote 1,678,000 1,516,200 1,147,200
Percentage 22.3% 20.1% 15.2%
Swing 4.7% 2.5% 0.0%

  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 35 13 13
Popular vote 973,100 763,100 736,400
Percentage 12.9% 10.1% 9.8%
Swing 4.7% 0.4% 3.0%
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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%.[3]

Results

Party Votes[a] % Seats +/–
National Liberal Party1,678,00022.399+48
Centre Party1,516,20020.198−1
German Conservative Party1,147,20015.280+2
German Free-minded Party973,10012.932−35
Social Democratic Party763,10010.111−13
German Reich Party736,4009.841+13
Alsace-Lorraine Party233,7003.1150
Polish Party220,0002.913−3
German-Hanoverian Party112,8001.54−7
German People's Party88,8001.20−7
Danish Party12,0000.210
Anti-Semites11,6000.21+1
Others47,6000.62+2
Invalid/blank votes29,800
Total7,570,7001003970
Registered voters/turnout9,769,80077.5
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. 1 2 Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p762 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. Nohlen & Stöver, p789
  3. Nohlen & Stöver, p774
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