Belgian general election, 1978

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General elections were held in Belgium on 17 December 1978.[1] The Christian People's Party emerged as the largest party, with 57 of the 212 seats in the Chamber of Representatives and 29 of the 106 seats in the Senate. Voter turnout was 94.8%.[2]

Results[edit]

Chamber of Deputies[edit]

The primary six Flemish political parties and their results for the House of Representatives (Kamer). From 1978 to 2014, in percentages for the complete 'Kingdom'.
Party Votes % Seats +/–
Christian People's Party 1,447,112 26.14 57 +1
Belgian Socialist Party (Wallonia) 689,876 12.46 31 +31
Belgian Socialist Party (Flanders) 684,976 12.37 26 –1
Party for Freedom and Progress 573,387 10.36 22 +5
Christian Social Party 560,440 10.12 25 +1
People's Union 388,762 7.02 14 –6
Democratic Front of the Francophones 259,019 4.68 11 0
Liberal Reformist Party 256,685 4.64 15 –1
Communist Party of Belgium 180,234 3.26 4 +4
Walloon Rally 128,153 2.32 4 0
Vlaams Blok 75,635 1.37 1 +1
UDRT/RAD 48,616 0.88 1 +1
AMA/TPO 43,483 0.79 0 New
PL 41,460 0.75 0 New
PRLW/PRF 31,280 0.57 0 0
Belgian Socialist Party (Luxembourg) 30,222 0.55 1 New
Ecolo 21,224 0.38 0 0
PLW 9,861 0.18 0 New
Party of German-speaking Belgians 9,032 0.16 0 0
ECOLOG 8,360 0.15 0 0
Walloon Rally (Luxembourg) 6,493 0.12 0 New
AGALEV 5,556 0.10 0 0
ECOPOL 3,922 0.07 0 New
LSDP 3,678 0.07 0 New
BNP-PNB 3,465 0.06 0 New
LRT 2,597 0.05 0 0
PLF 2,313 0.04 0 New
PPB 2,123 0.04 0 New
UDP 1,843 0.03 0 New
GROEN 1,761 0.03 0 New
PFU 1,686 0.03 0 0
PF-ECO 1,512 0.03 0 New
KAGANO 1,376 0.02 0 0
PVCM 993 0.02 0 New
PFN 729 0.01 0 New
LP-PL 698 0.01 0 New
PDE 375 0.01 0 New
PDRT 311 0.01 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 507,058
Total 6,042,689 100 212 0
Source: Belgian Elections

Senate[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Christian People's Party 1,420,777 25.93 29 +1
Belgian Socialist Party (Wallonia) 685,307 12.51 17 –2
Belgian Socialist Party (Flanders) 678,776 12.39 13 +1
Party for Freedom and Progress 572,535 10.45 11 +2
Christian Social Party 535,939 9.78 12 +1
People's Union 384,562 7.02 7 –3
Liberal Reformist Party-PL 330,155 6.03 6 New
Democratic Front of the Francophones 266,713 4.87 7 New
Communist Party of Belgium 182,711 3.33 1 0
Walloon Rally 123,794 2.26 2 0
Vlaams Blok 80,809 1.47 0 New
UDRT/RAD 51,571 0.94 0 New
AMA/TPO 44,379 0.81 0 New
Ecolo 43,883 0.80 0 0
Belgian Socialist Party (Luxembourg) 30,837 0.56 1 New
Party of German-speaking Belgians 11,148 0.20 0 0
PLW 11,081 0.2 0 New
Walloon Rally (Luxembourg) 6,659 0.12 0 New
RAL/LRT 3,744 0.07 0 New
LSDP 3,239 0.06 0 New
PPB 2,804 0.05 0 New
PLF 2,640 0.05 0 New
UDP 2,221 0.04 0 New
PFU 2,045 0.04 0 New
PCR 917 0.02 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 565,299
Total 6,044,545 100 106 0
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, p291