1897 Portuguese legislative election

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1897 Portuguese legislative election

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114 seats to the Chamber of Deputies
58 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  José Malhoa - Portrait of José Luciano de Castro - Google Art Project.jpg Serpa Pimentel.jpg
Leader José Luciano de Castro António de Serpa Pimentel
Party Progressive Regenerator
Leader since 1885 1887
Last election Boycotted 114 seats
Seats won 88 23
Seats after Increase 88 Decrease 91

Prime Minister before election

José Luciano de Castro
Progressive

Prime Minister-elect

José Luciano de Castro
Progressive

Parliamentary elections were held in Portugal on 2 May 1897.[1] Boycotted by the Portuguese Republican Party, they resulted in a victory for the Progressive Party, which won 88 seats.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Progressive Party 88
Regeneration Party 23
Other parties and independents 3
Invalid/blank votes
Total 114
Registered voters/turnout 525,466
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

The results exclude seats from overseas territories.[2]

Parliamentary seats
Progressive
77.19%
Regenerator
20.18%
Others/Independent
2.63%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1541 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ a b Nohlen & Stöver, p1556