Belgian general election, 1929

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Belgian general election, 1929
Belgium
← 1925 26 May 1929 1932 →

All 187 seats in the Chamber of Representatives
All 93 seats in the Senate
Prime Minister Henri Jaspar

General elections were held in Belgium on 26 May 1929.[1] The result was a victory for the Catholic Party, which won 71 of the 187 seats in the Chamber of Representatives.[2] Voter turnout was 94.0%.[3]

The incumbent Catholic-Liberal government led by Henri Jaspar continued after the election.

Results[edit]

Chamber of Representatives[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Catholic Party 816,098 36.6 71 –4
Belgian Labour Party 803,347 36.0 70 –8
Liberal Party 369,114 16.6 28 +5
Frontpartij 132,567 5.9 11 +5
Catholic Dissidents 42,804 1.9 6 +3
Communist Party of Belgium 43,237 1.9 1 –1
Other parties 22,902 1.0 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 116,660
Total 2,346,729 100 187 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Senate[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Valid votes 2,178,973 100
Invalid/blank votes 167,663
Total 2,346,636 100
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p289 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p308
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p290