Belgian general election, 1850

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Belgian general election, 1850
Belgium
← 1848 11 June 1850 (1850-06-11) 1852 →

54 of the 108 seats in the Chamber of Representatives
55 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Liberal Catholic
Last election 83 seats 25 seats
Seats won 69 39
Seat change Decrease14 Increase14
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Partial general elections were held in Belgium on 11 June 1850.[1][2] In the Chamber of Representatives elections the result was a victory for the Liberal Party, who won 69 of the 108 seats.[2] Voter turnout was 69.1%, although only 40,435 people were eligible to vote.

Under the alternating system, elections were only held in five out of the nine provinces: Antwerp, Brabant, Luxembourg, Namur and West Flanders.

Results[edit]

Chamber of Representatives[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Won Total +/–
Liberal Party 15,320 54.8 32 69 –14
Catholics 11,618 41.6 22 39 +14
Others 1,016 3.6 0 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 2,196
Total 30,150 100 54 108 0
Registered voters/turnout 40,435 69.1
Source: Mackie & Rose,[3] Sternberger et al.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Codebook Constituency-level Elections Archive, 2003
  2. ^ a b Sternberger, D, Vogel, B & Nohlen, D (1969) Die Wahl der Parlamente: Band I: Europa - Erster Halbband, p105
  3. ^ Thomas T Mackie & Richard Rose (1991) The International Almanac of Electoral History, Macmillan, p46