Belgian general election, 1981

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General elections were held in Belgium on 8 November 1981.[1] The Christian People's Party emerged as the largest party, with 43 of the 212 seats in the Chamber of Representatives. Voter turnout was 94.5% in the Chamber election and 94.6% in the Senate election.[2]

Results[edit]

Chamber of Deputies[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Christian People's Party 1,165,239 19.34 43 –14
Party for Freedom and Progress 776,871 12.89 28 +6
Parti Socialiste 733,137 12.17 35 New
Socialistische Partij 744,593 12.36 26 New
People's Union 588,436 9.77 20 +6
Liberal Reformist Party 480,380 7.97 24 New
Social Christian Party 390,896 6.49 18 –7
FDF-RW 253,720 4.21 8 –3
Agalev 138,575 2.30 2 +2
Ecolo 132,312 2.20 2 +2
UDRT/RAD 130,526 2.17 3 +2
Communist Party of Belgium 138,978 2.31 2 –2
Vlaams Blok 66,424 1.10 1 0
PVDA 40,446 0.67 0 New
PSC/CSP 39,961 0.66 0 New
PRL/PFF 35,925 0.60 0 New
SP/PS 31,784 0.53 0 New
WALLON 31,061 0.52 0 New
RAD 28,661 0.48 0 New
ECOLO-J 10,946 0.18 0 New
Party of German-speaking Belgians 8,397 0.14 0 0
RAL 7,110 0.12 0 New
ECOLOS 5,858 0.10 0 New
LRT-PLS 5,241 0.09 0 New
FNK 5,102 0.08 0 New
UDRT 4,540 0.08 0 New
BLANCO 4,118 0.07 0 New
DD 3,545 0.06 0 New
UNF 2,914 0.05 0 New
PVDA/PTB 2,898 0.05 0 New
ECO-BXL 2,710 0.04 0 New
FN 2,479 0.04 0 New
PTB 2,460 0.04 0 New
BNP 2,263 0.04 0 New
PCPA 1,785 0.03 0 New
PNB-BNP 954 0.02 0 New
PFU 856 0.01 0 0
AAJ 838 0.01 0 New
URD 598 0.01 0 New
LISTE-12 588 0.01 0 New
LISTE-14 372 0.01 0 New
CIN 210 0.00 0 New
LISTE-13 180 0.00 0 New
PNB 140 0.00 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 477,043
Total 6,502,070 100 212 0
Source: Belgian Election Results

Senate[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Christian People's Party 1,149,353 19.26 22 –7
Party for Freedom and Progress 781,137 13.09 14 +3
Parti Socialiste 755,512 12.66 18 New
Socialistische Partij 732,126 12.27 13 New
People's Union 587,002 9.84 10 +3
Liberal Reformist Party 515,868 8.64 11 New
Social Christian Party 414,733 6.95 8 –4
FDF-RW 255,727 4.28 4 –3
UDRT/RAD 164,131 2.75 1 +1
Ecolo 153,989 2.58 3 +3
Communist Party of Belgium 140,577 2.36 1 0
Agalev 121,016 2.03 1 New
Vlaams Blok 71,733 1.20 0 0
PVDA/PTB 49,577 0.83 0 New
WALLON 30,632 0.51 0 New
Party of German-speaking Belgians 8,770 0.15 0 0
RAL 8,450 0.14 0 New
LRT-PLS 5,894 0.10 0 New
FNK 5,317 0.09 0 New
ECOLOS 2,796 0.05 0 New
UNF 2,721 0.05 0 New
DD 2,295 0.04 0 New
FN 2,092 0.04 0 New
GOOSSE 1,511 0.03 0 New
BELGE 1,326 0.02 0 New
PFU 1,052 0.02 0 0
PKS 737 0.01 0 New
URD 629 0.01 0 New
LISTE-12 626 0.01 0 New
PAIX 611 0.01 0 New
LISTE-14 378 0.01 0 New
LISTE-13 111 0.00 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 534,297
Total 6,502,726 100 106 0
Source: Election Results

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