Belgian general election, 1936

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General elections were held in Belgium on 24 May 1936.[1] The result was a victory for the Belgian Labour Party, which won 70 of the 202 seats in the Chamber of Representatives and 39 of the 101 seats in the Senate.[2] Voter turnout was 94.7%.[3]

Results[edit]

Chamber of Deputies[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Belgian Labour Party 758,485 32.1 70 –3
Catholic Party 653,717 27.7 61 –18
Liberal Party 292,970 12.4 23 –1
Rexist Party 271,481 11.5 21 New
Flemish National Union 166,737 7.1 16 +8
Communist Party of Belgium 143,223 6.1 9 +6
Catholic Dissidents 75,823 3.2 2 +2
Other parties 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 167,830
Total 2,511,266 100 202 +15
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Senate[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Belgian Labour Party 769,498 33.5 39 0
Catholic Party 667,739 29.0 34 –8
Liberal Party 297,280 12.9 11 0
Rexist Party 250,272 10.9 8 New
Flemish National Union 160,212 7.0 5 +4
Communist Party of Belgium 110,855 0.8 4 +4
Christene Volkspartij 19,477 0.8 0 0
Other parties 24,175 1.2 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 211,750
Total 2,511,258 100 101 +8
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  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, pp308-310
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p290