1881 Quebec general election


The 1881 Quebec general election was held on December 2, 1881 to elect members of the 5th Legislative Assembly for the Province of Quebec, Canada. The Quebec Conservative Party, led by Premier Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau, defeated the Quebec Liberal Party, led by Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière.

1881 Quebec general election

December 2, 1882

65 seats in the 5th Legislative Assembly of Quebec
33 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
IND
Leader Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière
Party Conservative Liberal Independent
Leader since 1878 1869
Leader's seat Terrebonne Lotbinière
Last election 32 seats
49.5% popular vote
31 seats
47.5% popular vote
2 seats
3.0% popular vote
Seats won 49 15 1
Seat change 17 16 1
Popular vote 49,152 38,020 10,387
Percentage 50.4% 39.0% 10.6%
Swing 0.9% 8.5% 7.6%

Premier before election

Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau
Conservative

Premier after election

Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau
Conservative

Results

Party Party Leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular Vote
1878 Elected % Change # % % Change
     Conservative Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau   32 49 +53.1% 49,152 50.38% +0.9%
Liberal Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière   31 15 -51.6% 38 020 38.97% -8.5%
     Independent Conservative   2 1 -50.0% 10 387 10.65% +7.6%
     Other   - - -
Total   65 65 -   100%  

See also


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