Belgian general election, 1861

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Belgian general election, 1861
Belgium
← 1859 11 June 1861 (1861-06-11) 1863 →

58 of the 116 seats in the Chamber of Representatives
57 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Liberal Catholic
Last election 69 seats 47 seats
Seats won 66 50
Seat change Decrease3 Increase3
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Partial general elections were held in Belgium on 11 June 1861.[1][2] In the elections for the Chamber of Representatives the result was a victory for the Liberal Party, which won 66 of the 116 seats.[2] Voter turnout was 58.4%, although only 47,555 people were eligible to vote.

Under the alternating system, elections for the Chamber of Representatives were only held in four out of the nine provinces: Hainaut, Limburg, Liège and East Flanders.

Results[edit]

Chamber of Representatives[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Won Total +/–
Liberal Party 15,979 57.5 36 66 –3
Catholics 11,799 52.5 22 50 +3
Invalid/blank votes 2,760
Total 30,538 100 58 116 0
Registered voters/turnout 47,555 58.4
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