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1876 Belgian general election

1876 Belgian general election

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63 of the 124 seats in the Chamber of Representatives
63 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Jules Malou ars-moriendi.jpg FrèreOrban.jpg
Leader Jules Malou Walthère Frère-Orban
Party Catholic Liberal
Leader since Candidate for PM Candidate for PM
Seats before 68 seats 56 seats
Seats won 42 21
Seats after 67 57
Seat change Decrease 1 Increase 1
Popular vote 22,952 19,788
Percentage 53.70% 46.30%

Belgian Chamber 1876.svg

Government before election

Malou I
Catholic

Elected Government

Malou I
Catholic

Partial general elections were held in Belgium on 13 June 1876.[1][2] In the elections for the Chamber of Representatives the result was a victory for the Catholic Party, which won 67 of the 124 seats.[2] Voter turnout was 67.5%, although only 63,278 people were eligible to vote.

Under the alternating system, elections were only held in five out of the nine provinces: Antwerp, Brabant, Luxembourg, Namur and West Flanders.

Additionally, special elections were held:

Results

Chamber of Representatives

Party Votes % Seats
Won Total +/–
Catholic Party 22,952 53.7 42 67 –1
Liberal Party 19,788 46.3 21 57 +1
Invalid/blank votes 2,444
Total 45,184 100 63 124 0
Registered voters/turnout 63,278 67.5
Source: Mackie & Rose,[3] Sternberger et al

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, pp48–49

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