1816 French legislative election

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258 on 309 seats of the Chamber of Deputies
155 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Pierre-Paul Royer-Collard.jpg François Régis de La Bourdonnaye, comte de La Bretèche.jpg
Leader Pierre Paul Royer-Collard François-Régis de La Bourdonnaye
Party Doctrinaires Ultras
Leader's seat Pas-de-Calais Maine-et-Loire
Seats won 136 92
Popular vote 49,820 33,840
Percentage 52.7% 35.7%

French National Assembly 1816.svg
Composition of the Chamber of Deputies

Prime Minister before election

The Duke of Richelieu

Elected Prime Minister

The Duke of Richelieu

The 1816 French general election organized the first legislature of the Second Restoration. The election was held on 25 September and 4 October.

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 Pierre Paul Royer-Collard 49,820 52.7% 136
  Ultra-royalists François-Régis de La Bourdonnaye 33,840 35.7% 92
  Republicans & Bonapartists Jacques-Charles Dupont 7,520 7.8% 20
  Liberal Left The Marquis of Argenson 3,760 3.9% 10
Total 94,000[1] 100% 258