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1852 Belgian general election

1852 Belgian general election

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54 of the 108 seats in the Chamber of Representatives
55 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
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Leader Charles Rogier
Party Liberal Catholic
Leader since Candidate for PM
Seats before 69 seats 39 seats
Seats won 31 23
Seats after 57 51
Seat change Decrease 12 Increase 12
Popular vote 16,888 12,404
Percentage 58.05% 42.64%

Government before election

Rogier I
Liberal

Elected Government

Rogier I
Liberal

Partial general elections were held in Belgium on 8 June 1852.[1][2] In the elections for the Chamber of Representatives the result was a victory for the Liberal Party, who won 57 of the 108 seats.[2] Voter turnout was 69.2%, although only 42,053 people were eligible to vote.

Under the alternating system, Chamber elections were only held in four out of the nine provinces: East Flanders, Hainaut, Liège and Limburg. Thus, 54 of the 108 Chamber seats were up for election.

Results

Chamber of Representatives

Party Votes % Seats
Won Total +/–
Liberal Party 16,888 57.4 31 57 –12
Catholics 12,404 42.6 23 51 +12
Invalid/blank votes 2,635
Total 31,727 100 54 108 0
Registered voters/turnout 42,053 69.2
Source: Mackie & Rose,[3] Sternberger et al

Constituencies

The division of seats among the electoral districts was as follows:[4]

Province Arrondissement Seats
Antwerp Antwerp 5
Mechelen 3
Turnhout 2
Limburg Hasselt 2
Maaseik 1
Tongeren 2
East Flanders Aalst 3
Oudenaarde 3
Gent 7
Eeklo 1
Dendermonde 3
Sint-Niklaas 3
West Flanders Bruges 3
Roeselare 2
Tielt 2
Kortrijk 3
Ypres 3
Veurne 1
Diksmuide 1
Ostend 1
Brabant Leuven 4
Brussels 9
Nivelles 4
Hainaut Tournai 4
Ath 2
Charleroi 3
Thuin 2
Mons 4
Soignies 3
Liège Huy 2
Waremme 1
Liège 5
Verviers 3
Luxembourg Arlon 1
Marche 1
Bastogne 1
Neufchâteau 1
Virton 1
Namur Namur 3
Dinant 2
Philippeville 1

References

  1. ^ Codebook Constituency-level Elections Archive, 2003
  2. ^ a b Sternberger, D, Vogel, B & Nohlen, D (1969) Die Wahl der Parlamente: Band I: Europa - Erster Halbband, p105
  3. ^ Thomas T Mackie & Richard Rose (1991) The International Almanac of Electoral History, Macmillan, p46
  4. ^ List of members of the Chamber of Representatives (1852-1853)

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