Belgian general election, 1965

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General elections were held in Belgium on 23 May 1965.[1] The result was a victory for the Christian Social Party, which won 77 of the 212 seats in the Chamber of Representatives and 44 of the 106 seats in the Senate.[2] Voter turnout was 91.6%.[3]

Results[edit]

Chamber of Deputies[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Christian Social Party 1,785,211 34.45 77 –19
Belgian Socialist Party 1,465,503 28.28 64 –20
Party for Freedom and Progress 1,119,991 21.61 48 +28
People's Union 346,860 6.69 12 +7
Communist Party of Belgium 247,311 4.77 6 +1
Democratic Front of the Francophones 68,966 1.33 3 New
Communists 41,674 0.80 0 New
Walloon Front 24,245 0.47 1 New
Walloon Workers' Party 23,582 0.46 1 New
de Socialist 14,937 0.29 0 New
Catholic Party 14,007 0.27 0 New
Flemish People's Party 13,321 0.26 0 New
Walloon Communist Party 13,321 0.26 0 New
Independent Social Party 9,493 0.18 0 New
Independent Workers Union 8,680 0.17 0 New
Flemish Democrats 7,983 0.15 0 New
Walloon Democratic Front 5,709 0.11 0 New
Afzonderlijk 4,762 0.09 0 New
Francophone Union 3,776 0.07 0 New
Independent National Party 3,089 0.06 0 New
Animal Protection 2,543 0.05 0 New
Belgian Workers' Party 2,237 0.04 0 New
Independent Rally 2,213 0.04 0 New
National Party 1,889 0.04 0 0
Return to Liège 1,552 0.03 0 New
Union of Independents 1,014 0.02 0 New
Independent Middle Class 958 0.02 0 New
Kaganovemus 890 0.02 0 New
Trotsky Communists 385 0.01 0 New
New Resistance Movement 309 0.01 0 New
Independents 493 0.01 0 –1
Invalid/blank votes 396,941
Total 5,578,876 100 212 0
Registered voters/turnout 6,091,534 91.58
Source: Belgian Elections

Senate[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Christian Social Party 1,785,191 34.89 44 –3
Belgian Socialist Party 1,449,482 28.33 31 –14
Party for Freedom and Progress 1,111,894 21.73 23 +12
People's Union 338,770 6.62 4 +2
Communist Party of Belgium 249,796 4.88 3 +2
Democratic Front of the Francophones 68,397 1.34 1 New
Walloon Democratic Front 27,215 0.53 0 New
Walloon Workers' Party 21,511 0.42 0 New
Independent Social Party 12,180 0.24 0 New
Walloon Communist Party 11,600 0.23 0 New
Francophone Union 7,656 0.15 0 New
Independent Rally 7,456 0.15 0 New
Independent Workers Union 6,448 0.13 0 New
Catholic Party 5,226 0.10 0 New
Belgian Workers' Party 4,207 0.08 0 New
Independent National Party 4,066 0.08 0 New
National Party 2,885 0.06 0 0
Kaganovemus 1,739 0.03 0 New
Independent Middle Class 831 0.02 0 New
Flemish Democrats 475 0.01 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 461,584
Total 5,578,609 100 106 0
Registered voters/turnout 6,091,534 91.58
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