Belgian general election, June 1870

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

All 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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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 65.0%, although only 51,435 people were eligible to vote.[2] Early elections were held later in the year.


Chamber of Representatives[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Catholic Party 61 +11
Liberal Party 61 –11
Total 122 0
Sternberger et al.

See also[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