Belgian general election, 1859

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Belgian general election, 1859
Belgium
1857 ←
14 June 1859 (1859-06-14)
→ 1861

All 116 seats in the Chamber of Representatives
57 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Liberal Catholic
Last election 70 seats 38 seats
Seats won 69 47
Seat change Decrease1 Increase9
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General elections were held in Belgium on 14 June 1859.[1][2] The result was a victory for the Liberal Party, which won 69 of the 116 seats in the Chamber of Representatives and 31 of the 58 seats in the Senate.[2] Voter turnout was 73.0%, although only 61,873 people were eligible to vote.[2]

Results[edit]

Chamber of Representatives[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Liberal Party 69 –1
Catholics 47 +9
Total 116 +8
Sternberger et al.

Senate[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Liberal Party 31
Catholics 27
Total 58
Sternberger et al.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Codebook Constituency-level Elections Archive, 2003
  2. ^ a b c Sternberger, D, Vogel, B & Nohlen, D (1969) Die Wahl der Parlamente: Band I: Europa - Erster Halbband, p105