Belgian general election, 1882

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Belgian general election, 1882
Belgium
1880 ←
13 June 1882 (1882-06-13) → 1884

All 138 seats in the Chamber of Representatives
70 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Liberal Catholic
Last election 74 seats 58 seats
Seats won 79 59
Seat change Increase5 Increase1
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General elections were held in Belgium on 13 June 1882.[1][2] 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.[2] Voter turnout was 85.0%, although only 89,889 people were eligible to vote.[2]

Results[edit]

Chamber of Representatives[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Liberal Party 79 +5
Catholic Party 59 +1
Total 138 +6
Source: Sternberger et al.

Senate[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Liberal Party 37
Catholic Party 32
Total 69
Source: 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