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1904 Belgian general election

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81 of the 166 seats in the Chamber of Representatives
43 of 87 seats in the Senate
  First party Second party Third party
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Leader Paul de Smet de Naeyer Georges Maes
Party Catholic Liberal Labour
Leader since Candidate for PM 1903
Seats before 93 seats 33 seats 32 seats
Seats won 38 22 19
Seats after 92 42 29
Seat change Decrease 1 Increase 9 Decrease 3
Popular vote 486,643 283,411 297,847
Percentage 43.53% 25.35% 26.64%

Government before election

de Smet de Naeyer II
Catholic

Elected Government

de Smet de Naeyer II
Catholic

Partial general elections were held in Belgium on 29 May 1904.[1] The result was a victory for the Catholic Party, which won 38 of the 81 seats in the Chamber of Representatives.[2]

Under the alternating system, Chamber elections were only held in the provinces of Hainaut, Limburg, Liège and East Flanders and Senate elections were only held in the remaining five provinces, being Antwerp, Brabant, Luxembourg, Namur and West Flanders.

Results

Chamber

Party Votes % Seats won Total seats +/-
Catholic Party 486,643 43.53 38 92 -1
Belgian Labour Party 297,847 26.64 19 29 -3
Liberal Party 283,411 25.35 22 42 +9
Catholic Dissidents 17,391 1.56 1 1 +1
Christian Democratic Party 11,281 1.01 0 1 -1
Christene Volkspartij 9,480 0.85 1 1 New
Other parties 11,887 1.06 0 0 0
Radical Party - - 0 0 -2
Invalid/blank votes 0 - - -
Total 1,117,940 100 81 166 +4
Source: Belgian Elections

Senate

Party Votes % Seats won Total seats
Catholic Party 511,745 55.45 25 37
Liberal Party 352,028 38.21 16 39
Belgian Labour Party 37,570 4.08 1 5
National Independents 19,991 2.17 1 1
Radical Party - - 0 4
Social Radical Party - - 0 1
Invalid/blank votes 0 - -
Total 921,334 100 43 87
Source: Belgian Elections

References

  1. ^ Nohlen, Dieter; Stöver, Philip (31 May 2010). Elections in Europe: A data handbook. Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft. p. 289. ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7.
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p308

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