1891 Cisleithanian legislative election

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Legislative elections were held in Cisleithania in 1891 to elect the members of the eighth Imperial Council. They were the last elections in Cisleithania before the Badeni electoral reform, which drastically increased male suffrage.[1] The German Liberal and Constitutional Party received 32.81% of the vote.

Electoral system

The elections were held according to the curia arrangement that was instituted in 1873 to complement the implementation of direct elections.[2] Voters were classified according to their status and wealth into four curiae:

  1. Landowners
  2. Trade and industry chambers
  3. Large and medium farmers
  4. Male city residents who were annually paying at least 5 guilders worth of taxes

Results

Party Votes %
German Liberal and Constitutional Party 99,921 32.81
Christian Social and Anti-Semitic Party 38,358 12.60
Polish Conservative Party 35,369 11.62
Young Czech Party 27,852 9.15
Old Czech Party 20,402 6.70
German Clerical and Conservative Party 18,914 6.21
German-National Party 14,700 4.83
Italian Liberal Party 7,913 2.60
Slovenian Candidates 6,589 2.16
German Democratic Party 5,831 1.91
Ruthenian Candidates 5,449 1.79
Social Democratic Party 3,848 1.26
Croatian Candidates 3,348 1.10
Constitutionalist Landowners 2,375 0.78
Bohemian Conservative Landowners–Moravian Centre Party 1,918 0.63
Polish Democratic Party 1,503 0.49
Conservative Landowners 1,272 0.42
Serbian Candidates 966 0.32
Italian Clerical Party 941 0.31
German Farmers' Party 838 0.28
Polish Farmers' Party 679 0.22
Romanian Candidates 495 0.16
National Czech Party 441 0.14
Unknown votes 2,489 0.67
Split votes 2,090 0.82
Total 304,501 100
Source: ANNO

References

  1. ^ Österreichische Statistik, 1891 ANNO
  2. ^ Urban, Otto: Česká společnost 1848–1918. Prag : Svoboda, 1982. S. 510–511. (tschechisch)
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