Belgian general election, 1864

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Belgian general election, 1864
Belgium
← 1863 11 August 1864 (1864-08-11) 1866 →

All 116 seats in the Chamber of Representatives
57 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Liberal Catholic
Last election 59 seats 57 seats
Seats won 64 52
Seat change Increase5 Decrease5
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General elections were held in Belgium on 11 August 1864,[1][2] the first full general elections since 1857.[3] Although the Catholics received the most votes for seats in the Chamber of Representatives, the result was a victory for the Liberal Party, which won 64 of the 116 seats.[2] Voter turnout was 76.7%,[3] although only 103,717 people (2.1% of the population) were eligible to vote.[2]

Results[edit]

Chamber of Representatives[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Catholics 39,750 50.0 52 –5
Liberal Party 39,576 49.7 64 +5
Others 240 0.3 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 4,383
Total 83,949 100 116 0
Registered voters/turnout 103,717 76.7
Source: Mackie & Rose,[3] Sternberger et al

References[edit]

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