Belgian general election, 1912

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Belgian general election, 1912
Belgium
1910 ←
2 June 1912 → 1914
All 186 seats in the Chamber of Representatives

General elections were held in Belgium on 2 June 1912.[1] The result was a victory for the Catholic Party, which won 101 of the 186 seats in the Chamber of Representatives and 54 of the 93 seats in the Senate.[2]

The number of seats in the Chamber of Representatives increased from 166 to 186.

Results[edit]

Chamber of Representatives[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Catholic Party 1,337,315 51.0 101
Liberal-Socialist Kartels 710,459 27.1
Liberal Party 290,084 11.1 44
Belgian Labour Party 243,338 9.3 39
Christene Volkspartij 19,317 0.7 2
Other parties 20,258 0.8 0
Invalid/blank votes 62,327
Total 2,684,098 100 186
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Senate[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Catholic Party 1,224,767 52.2 54
Liberal-Socialist Kartels 480,457 20.5 16
Liberal Party 408,043 17.4 14
Belgian Labour Party 223,197 9.5 9
Other parties 8,937 0.4 0
Invalid/blank votes
Total 2,345,401 100 93
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Constituencies[edit]

The distribution of seats among the electoral districts was as follows.[3] Several arrondissements got one or more additional seats, following the population census. With Neufchâteau-Virton receiving an extra seat, every electoral district now had at minimum three seats.

Province Arrondissement(s) Seats Change
Antwerp Antwerp 15 +2
Mechelen 5 +1
Turnhout 4 +1
Limburg Hasselt 3
Tongeren-Maaseik 4 +1
East Flanders Aalst 5
Oudenaarde 3
Gent-Eeklo 12 +1
Dendermonde 4 +1
Sint-Niklaas 4
West Flanders Bruges 4
Roeselare-Tielt 5 +1
Kortrijk 5
Ypres 3
Veurne-Diksmuide-Ostend 5 +1
Brabant Leuven 7 +1
Brussels 26 +5
Nivelles 4
Hainaut Tournai-Ath 6
Charleroi 11 +2
Thuin 3
Mons 7 +1
Soignies 3
Liège Huy-Waremme 4
Liège 13 +1
Verviers 5
Luxembourg Arlon-Marche-Bastogne 3
Neufchâteau-Virton 3 +1
Namur Namur 5
Dinant-Philippeville 4
Total 186 +20

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, pp308-310
  3. ^ List of members of the Chamber of Representatives (1912)