German federal election, 1890

German federal election, 1890

20 February 1890 (1890-02-20)

All 397 seats in the Reichstag
199 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 71.5%

  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Centre KP DFP
Last election 98 seats 80 seats 32 seats
Seats won 106 73 66
Seat change 8 7 34
Popular vote 1,342,100 895,100 1,159,900
Percentage 18.6% 12.4% 16.0%
Swing 1.5% 2.8% 3.1%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party NLP SPD DRP
Last election 99 seats 11 seats 41 seats
Seats won 42 35 20
Seat change 57 24 21
Popular vote 1,177,800 1,427,300 482,300
Percentage 16.3% 19.7% 6.7%
Swing 6.0% 9.6% 3.1%
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Federal elections were held in Germany on 20 February 1890.[1] The Centre Party regained its position as the largest party in the Reichstag by winning 106 of the 397 seats, whilst the National Liberal Party, formerly the largest party, was reduced to 42 seats. Despite receiving the most votes, the Social Democratic Party won only 35 seats.[2] Voter turnout was 71.5%.[3]

Results

Party Votes[a] % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party1,427,30019.735+24
Centre Party1,342,10018.6106+8
National Liberal Party1,177,80016.342−57
German Free-minded Party1,159,90016.066+34
German Conservative Party895,10012.473−7
German Reich Party482,3006.720−21
Polish Party246,8003.416+3
German People's Party147,6002.010+10
German-Hanoverian Party112,7001.611+7
Alsace-Lorraine Party101,1001.410−5
Anti-Semites[b]47,5000.75+4
Danish Party14,0000.210
Others74,6001.020
Invalid/blank votes33,100
Total7,261,6001003970
Registered voters/turnout10,145,90071.5
Source: Nohlen & Stöver, DGDB

a Figures for votes are rounded.[1]

b Of the five seats won by the Anti-Semites, four were held by Otto Böckel's Anti-Semitic People's Party and one by Max Liebermann von Sonnenberg's German Social Anti-Semitic Party.[4]

Popular Vote
SAP
19.75%
Zentrum
18.57%
NLP
15.90%
DFP
15.89%
DKP
12.38%
DRP
6.60%
Poles
3.41%
Other
7.50%
Reichstag seats
Zentrum
26.70%
DKP
18.39%
DFP
16.62%
NLP
10.58%
SAP
8.82%
DRP
5.04%
Poles
4.03%
Other
7.30%

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
  4. Bracher, KD (1970) The German Dictatorship, p61
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