Belgian general election, 1854

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Belgian general election, 1854
Belgium
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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 57 seats 51 seats
Seats won 54 54
Seat change Decrease3 Increase3
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PArtial general elections were held in Belgium on 13 June 1854.[1][2] In the elections for the Chamber of Representatives the Liberal Party and Catholics won 54 seats each.[2] Voter turnout was 61%, although only 45,884 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 16,087 57.4 28 54 –3
Catholics 11,921 42.6 26 54 +3
Invalid/blank votes 4,029
Total 32,037 100 54 108 0
Registered voters/turnout 45,884 61.0
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