1839 French legislative election

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  First party Second party
  Dupin, André.jpg Thiersyoung.jpg
Leader André Dupin Adolphe Thiers
Party Opposition Ministerial
Leader's seat Nièvre Bouches-du-Rhône
Seats won 240 199
Popular vote 105,265 87,352
Percentage 52.3% 43.4%

French National Assembly 1839.svg
Composition of the Chamber of Deputies

Prime Minister before election

Louis-Mathieu Molé

Elected Prime Minister

Louis-Mathieu Molé

The 1839 general election organized the fifth legislature of the July Monarchy. The election was held on 2 March and 6 July.

Only citizens paying taxes were eligible to vote. The left won the election with a majority of 240 seats over the right.


Party Leader Votes % Seats
  Opposition André Dupin (Third Party)
François Arago (Republican)
105,265 52.3% 240
  Ministerials Adolphe Thiers (Centre-left)
François Guizot (Centre-right)
87,352 43.4% 199
  Legitimists Pierre-Antoine Berryer 8,655 4.3% 20
Total 201,271[1] 100% 459

Louis-Philippe of France did not have a majority and dissolved the legislature on 16 June 1842.