Belgian general election, June 1870

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Belgian general election,
June 1870
Belgium
1868 ←
11 June 1870 (1870-06-11) → 1870

61 of the 122 seats in the Chamber of Representatives
62 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Liberal Catholic
Last election 72 seats 50 seats
Seats won 61 61
Seat change Decrease11 Increase11
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Partial general elections were held in Belgium on 11 June 1870.[1][2] In the elections for the Chamber of Representatives the Liberal Party and the Catholic Party both won 61 seats.[2] Voter turnout was 60%, although only 51,435 people were eligible to vote. Early elections were held later in the year.

Results[edit]

Chamber of Representatives[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Won Total +/–
Liberal Party 17,173 55.6 31 61 –11
Catholic Party 13,698 44.4 30 61 +11
Invalid/blank votes 2,502
Total 33,373 100 61 122 0
Registered voters/turnout 51,435 60.0
Source: Mackie & Rose,[3] Sternberger et al

See also[edit]

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, pp48–49