1868 Portuguese legislative election

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1868 Portuguese legislative election

← 1865 22 March and 12 April 1868 1869 →

177 seats to the Chamber of Deputies
89 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Nt-Viseu-Bispo Antonio Alves Martins2.jpg Fontes Pereira de Melo.png Duque de Loulé.jpg
Leader António Alves Martins Fontes Pereira de Melo 1st Duke of Loulé
Party Reformist Regenerator Historic
Leader since 1868 1856 1852
Last election Did not run Did not run Did not run
Seats won 157 13 9
Seats after Did not run Did not run Did not run

Prime Minister before election

1st Marquis of Sá da Bandeira

Prime Minister-elect

1st Marquis of Sá da Bandeira

Parliamentary elections were held in Portugal on 22 March and 12 April.


Party Votes % Seats
Reformist Party
Regenerator Party 13
Historic Party 9
Total 266,018 177
Registered voters/turnout 366,448 72.6
Source: ISCSP, Nohlen & Stöver[1]


  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1543 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7