Belgian general election, 1939
All 202 seats in the Chamber of Representatives
All 101 seats in the Senate
General elections were held in Belgium on 2 April 1939. The result was a victory for the Catholic Party, which won 67 of the 202 seats in the Chamber of Representatives. Voter turnout was 93.3%.
On 22 February 1939, the Pierlot Government succeeded the Spaak Government. The Government was in a political crisis caused by, among other things, the Martens Affair. As the Pierlot Government fell as well and the ministers failed to form a stable government, King Leopold III insisted on a dissolution of parliament, but the council of ministers refused due to fear for electoral losses. It was not Prime Minister Pierlot, but the Minister of the Interior who provided the required contreseing of the royal order of 6 March 1939 which dissolved the Chambers and triggered the snap elections.
After the election, Pierlot continued as Prime Minister. The elections were the last ones before the Second World War.
Chamber of Representatives
|Belgian Labour Party||575,775||29.44||64||–6|
|Flemish National Union||164,253||8.40||17||+1|
|Communist Party of Belgium||90,856||4.65||9||0|
|Catholic Flemish People's Party||62,548||3.20||6||New|
|Action Soc. Rév. - Rev||2,119||0.11||0||New|
|Liste De Keyser (Tchno)||343||0.02||0||New|
|Walloon Dissident Party||317||0.02||0||New|
|Source: Belgian Elections|
|Belgian Labour Party||701,552||30.64||35||–4|
|Flemish National Union||177,666||7.76||8||+3|
|Communist Party of Belgium||115,308||5.04||3||–1|
|Catholic Flemish People's Party||62,976||2.75||3||New|
|Source: Belgian elections|