Belgian general election, 1902

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Belgian general election, 1902
Belgium
← 1900 25 May 1902 1904 →

85+6 of 166 seats in the Chamber of Representatives

Partial general elections were held in Belgium on 25 May 1902.[1] The result was a victory for the Catholic Party, which won 54 of the 85 seats up for election in the Chamber of Representatives.[2] Voter turnout was 95.7%.[3]

Under the alternating system, elections were only held in five out of the nine provinces: Antwerp, Brabant, Luxembourg, Namur and West Flanders. In addition to the regular elections for these 85 seats, elections were held for one seat (6 in total) in Ghent-Eeklo, Aalst, Soignies, Charleroi, Liège and Verviers because the number of representatives increased for these electoral arrondissements following the population census.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Catholic Party 596,382 56.0 54
Liberal Party 266,891 25.1 20
Belgian Labour Party 159,370 15.0 10
Christene Volkspartij 26,435 2.5 1
Other parties 15,848 1.5 0
Invalid/blank votes 38,642
Total 1,103,568 100 85
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Constituencies[edit]

The distribution of seats among the electoral districts was as follows.[4] Several arrondissements got one or more additional seats, following the population census.

Province Arrondissement(s) Seats Change
Antwerp Antwerp 13 +2
Mechelen 4
Turnhout 3
Limburg Hasselt 3
Tongeren-Maaseik 3
East Flanders Aalst 5 +1
Oudenaarde 3
Gent-Eeklo 11 +1
Dendermonde 3
Sint-Niklaas 4
West Flanders Bruges 4 +1
Roeselare-Tielt 4
Kortrijk 5 +1
Ypres 3
Veurne-Diksmuide-Ostend 4
Brabant Leuven 6
Brussels 21 +3
Nivelles 4
Hainaut Tournai-Ath 6
Charleroi 9 +1
Thuin 3
Mons 6
Soignies 3 +1
Liège Huy-Waremme 4
Liège 12 +1
Verviers 5 +1
Luxembourg Arlon-Marche-Bastogne 3
Neufchâteau-Virton 2
Namur Namur 5
Dinant-Philippeville 4
Total 166 +14

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, Dieter; Stöver, Philip (31 May 2010). Elections in Europe: A data handbook. Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft. p. 289. ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7. 
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p308
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p295
  4. ^ List of members of the Chamber of Representatives (1920-1921)