German federal election, 1898

German federal election, 1898

16 June 1898 (1898-06-16)

All 397 seats in the Reichstag
199 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 68.1%

  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Centre SPD KP
Last election 96 seats 44 seats 72 seats
Seats won 102 56 56
Seat change 6 12 16
Popular vote 1,455,100 2,107,100 859,200
Percentage 18.8% 27.2% 11.1%
Swing 0.3% 3.9% 2.4%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party NLP FVp DRP
Last election 53 seats 24 seats 28 seats
Seats won 46 29 23
Seat change 7 5 5
Popular vote 971,300 558,300 343,600
Percentage 12.5% 7.2% 4.5%
Swing 0.5% 1.5% 1.2%

Election results by the election districts
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Federal elections were held in Germany on 16 June 1898.[1] Despite the Social Democratic Party (SPD) receiving a plurality of votes, the Centre Party remained the largest party in the Reichstag after winning 102 of the 397 seats, whilst the SPD won just 56.[2] Voter turnout was 68.1%.[3]

Results

Party Votes[a] % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party2,107,10027.256+12
Centre Party1,455,10018.8102+6
National Liberal Party971,30012.546−7
German Conservative Party859,20011.156−16
Free-minded People's Party558,3007.229+5
German Reich Party343,6004.523−5
Anti-Semites284,3003.713−3
Polish Party244,1003.114−5
Free-minded Union195,7002.512−1
Bavarian Peasants' League140,3001.85+1
German Agrarian League110,4001.46New
German People's Party108,5001.48−3
Alsace-Lorraine Party107,4001.310+2
German-Hanoverian Party105,2001.39+2
Danish Party15,0000.210
Others146,8002.07+6
Invalid/blank votes34,000
Total7,786,7001003970
Registered voters/turnout11,441,10068.1
Source: Nohlen & Stöver, DGDB

a Figures for votes are rounded.[1]

Popular Vote
SPD
27.18%
Zentrum
18.77%
NLP
12.62%
DKP
11.08%
FVP
7.20%
DRP
4.43%
Anti-Semites
3.75%
Poles
3.15%
FV
2.52%
Other
9.29%
Reichstag seats
Zentrum
25.69%
SPD
14.11%
DKP
14.11%
NLP
11.59%
FVP
7.30%
DRP
5.79%
Poles
3.53%
Anti-Semites
3.27%
FV
3.02%
Other
11.59%

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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