Belgian general election, 1950

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General elections were held in Belgium on 4 June 1950.[1] The result was a victory for the Christian Social Party, which won 108 of the 212 seats in the Chamber of Representatives and 54 of the 106 seats in the Senate.[2] Voter turnout was 92.6%.[3] This election was the last one in Belgian history were a single party achieved an absolute majority.

Results[edit]

Chamber of Deputies[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Christian Social Party 2,356,608 47.68 108 +3
Belgian Socialist Party 1,705,781 34.51 73 +7
Liberal Party 556,102 11.25 20 –9
Communist Party of Belgium 234,541 4.75 7 –5
Liberal-Soclialist Kartels 87,252 1.77 0 4
Cosmocraten 1,535 0.03 0 0
Belgian Patriotic Party 656 0.01 0 0
Independents 332 0.01 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 276,471
Total 5,219,278 100 212 0
Registered voters/turnout 5,635,452 92.62
Source: Belgian Elections

Senate[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Christian Social Party 2,210,712 47.19 54 0
Belgian Socialist Party 1,631,368 34.82 37 +4
Liberal Party 526,575 11.24 10 –4
Communist Party of Belgium 229,093 4.89 3 –2
Liberal-Socialist Kartels 86,801 1.86 2
Independents 262 0.00 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 280,854
Total 4,965,665 100 106 0
Registered voters/turnout 5,635,452 88.11
Source: Belgian Elections

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p289 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, pp 309–311
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p291