The state elections of 1837 and 1838 were disastrous for the Democrats, and the partial recovery in 1839 was offset by a second commercial crisis in that year.
All elections and appointments are biennial.
In view of the annexation of new provinces under the peace treaties and of the altered state of public opinion on internal policy, he dissolved the Chamber on April 7 1921, and was confirmed in power by the elections on May 15.
The elections for the Constituent Assembly took place on April 18, and negotiations with Germany for reparation were opened.
At the dissolution of the pensionary parliament, he was, in the new elections, returned for Bedfordshire.