Belgian general election, 1882
69 of the 138 seats in the Chamber of Representatives
70 seats needed for a majority
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Partial general elections were held in Belgium on 13 June 1882. The result was a victory for the Liberal Party, which won 79 of the 138 seats in the Chamber of Representatives and 37 of the 69 seats in the Senate. Voter turnout was 75.1%, although only 55,517 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. Special elections were also held in the arrondissements of Antwerp, Philippeville (replacing Georges de Baillet Latour), Brussels, Nivelles and Namur.
Run-off elections were held a week later, on 20 June 1882.
A special election was also held in Liège on 16 October 1882 following the death of Dieudonné Mouton on 17 September.
Chamber of Representatives
|Source: Mackie & Rose, Sternberger et al|
|Source: Sternberger et al.|
The distribution of seats among the electoral districts was as follows for the Chamber of Representatives, with the difference compared to the previous election due to population growth:
- Codebook Constituency-level Elections Archive, 2003
- Sternberger, D, Vogel, B & Nohlen, D (1969) Die Wahl der Parlamente: Band I: Europa - Erster Halbband, p105
- Thomas T Mackie & Richard Rose (1991) The International Almanac of Electoral History, Macmillan, pp48–49
- List of members of the Chamber of Representatives (1882-1883)