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1798 French Directory election

The French Directory election, 1798 renewed 150 deputies (one-third) of the French Council of Five Hundred.

The election was held in April and May and only citizens paying taxes were eligible to vote

Directory election

Name Tasks Party
Jean-François Rewbell Secretary (Foreign & Financial Affairs)   Thermidorian
Paul Barras Internal Affairs   Thermidorian
Philippe-Antoine Merlin War Affairs   Montagnard
Louis Marie de La Révellière-Lépeaux Culture and Religion Affairs   Thermidorian
Jean Baptiste Treilhard Junior Affairs   Maraisard

Legislative election

French legislative election, 1798
French First Republic
← 1797 9 and 18 April 1798 1799 →
Party Leader % Seats ±
Montagnard N/A 70.7% 105
Thermidorian Paul Barras 29.3% 44 +16
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Party % Renewed seats Prior seats Tot. Seats
  Montagnards 70.7% 106 69 Decrease 175
  Thermidorians 29.3% 44 343 Increase 387
  Maraisards 200 Increase 245
  Royalists 387 Decrease 115
Total 100% 150 657 807

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