Belgian general election, 1954

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General elections were held in Belgium on 11 April 1954.[1] The result was a victory for the Christian Social Party, which won 95 of the 212 seats in the Chamber of Representatives and 49 of the 106 seats in the Senate.[2] Voter turnout was 93.2%.[3]

Results[edit]

Chamber of Deputies[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Christian Social Party 2,123,408 41.15 95 –13
Belgian Socialist Party 1,927,015 37.34 82 +9
Liberal Party 626,983 12.15 24 +4
Communist Party of Belgium 184,108 3.57 4 –3
Christian Flemish People's Union 113,632 2.20 1 New
Liberal-Soclialist Kartels 108,175 2.10 5 +1
Christian Social Rally of Liberty 42,979 0.83 1 New
Radio Antwerp 10,177 0.20 0 New
Middle Class 9,729 0.19 0 New
Universal People 3,139 0.06 0 New
Veteran Combatants 1,839 0.04 0 New
Van Wonterghem 1,817 0.04 0 New
Liberal Dissidents 1,807 0.04 0 New
Independent Social Party 1,613 0.03 0 New
Hubert List 1,143 0.02 0 New
Camus List 1,001 0.02 0 New
Independent Union 884 0.02 0 New
European Movement 581 0.01 0 New
Flemish Bloc 456 0.01 0 New
Mediator 191 0.00 0 New
Independents 246 0.00 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 302,668
Total 5,463,154 100 212 0
Registered voters/turnout 5,863,092 93.18
Source: Belgian Elections

Senate[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Christian Social Party 2,387,828 42.80 49 –5
Belgian Socialist Party 2,047,265 36.70 42 +5
Liberal Party 676,689 12.13 11 +1
Communist Party of Belgium 187,840 3.37 2 –1
Liberal-Soclialist Kartels 108,966 1.95 2 0
Christian Flemish People's Union 82,862 1.49 0 New
People's Union 36,564 0.66 0 New
Christian Social Rally of Liberty 32,333 0.58 0 New
Other parties 14,661 0.26 0
Invalid/blank votes 286,541
Total 5,965,130 100 106 0
Registered voters/turnout 5,863,092 101.74
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, pp309-311
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p291