Belgian general election, 1974

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Belgian general election, 1974
Belgium
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212 seats in the Chamber of Representatives

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Colours denote the winning party in each electoral district (for the Chamber of Deputies).
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General elections were held in Belgium on 10 March 1974.[1] The Belgian Socialist Party emerged as the largest faction in the Chamber of Representatives with 59 of the 212 seats. Voter turnout was 90.3%.[2] Elections were also held for the nine provincial councils, as well as for the Council of the German Cultural Community for the first time.

Results[edit]

Chamber of Deputies[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Belgian Socialist Party 1,401,725 26.66 59 New
Christian People's Party 1,222,646 23.25 50 +10
Party for Freedom and Progress 798,818 15.19 30 +26
People's Union 536,287 10.20 22 +1
Christian Social Party 478,209 9.09 22 +7
FDF-PDLP 301,303 5.73 14 New
Walloon Rally 269,455 5.12 11 −1
Belgian Socialist Party (Wallonia) 164,592 3.13 0 −25
Communist Party of Belgium 107,481 2.04 2 New
BSPRed Lions 86,929 1.65 0 New
UDP 58,257 1.11 0 New
Party for Freedom and Progress (Wallonia) 20,866 0.40 0 −11
AMADA/TPO 19,794 0.38 0 New
VFP-PFU 18,511 0.35 0 New
MO 9,184 0.17 0 New
Party of German-speaking Belgians 8,700 0.17 0 New
PLW 6,846 0.13 0 New
FDP 4,729 0.09 0 New
UDP-DN 3,623 0.07 2 New
Rex Fr 2,764 0.05 0 New
RLiège 1,810 0.03 0 New
Kaganov 1,678 0.03 0 New
SAP 1,445 0.03 0 New
Diependale 1,229 0.02 0 New
A74 979 0.02 0 New
PRS 905 0.02 0 New
Zwartberg 665 0.01 0 New
Trotskyists 645 0.01 0 New
URB 389 0.01 0 New
PUR 184 0.00 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 453,108
Total 5,711,639 100 212 0
Source: Belgian Elections

Senate[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Belgian Socialist Party 1,301,722 25.11 27 New
Christian People's Party 1,219,811 23.53 27 New
Party for Freedom and Progress 755,694 14.58 16 +1
FDF-RW-PDLP 589,553 11.37 13 New
People's Union 545,215 10.52 10 New
Christian Social Party 430,512 8.30 10 New
Communist Party of Belgium 115,007 2.22 1 0
BSPRed Lions 82,959 1.60 2 +2
UDP 60,400 1.16 0 0
Party for Liberty and Progress (Wallonia) 21,782 0.42 0 New
AMADA 16,744 0.32 0 New
Party of German-speaking Belgians 15,624 0.30 0 New
VFP 11,910 0.23 0 New
PMO 5,918 0.11 0 New
Iependael 2,874 0.05 0 New
Zwartberg 5,129 0.04 0 New
Kaganovemus 1,903 0.04 0 0
PMO/URB 1,078 0.02 0 New
A74 942 0.02 0 New
PLW 597 0.01 0 New
PUR 156 0.00 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 527,014
Total 5,711,729 100 106 0
Source: Belgian Elections

Council of the German Cultural Community[edit]

In this election, the new Council of the German Cultural Community (Rat der deutschen Kulturgemeinschaft) was directly elected for the first time; members of the council had been appointed a year earlier. The council is the precursor to the Parliament of the German-speaking Community.

Party 1974 1973 diff.
perc. seats seats seats
Christian Social Party (CSP) 46.9% 12 13 -1
Party of German-speaking Belgians (PJU-PDB) 25.4% 6 3 +3
Party for Freedom and Progress (PFF) 14.9% 4 6 -2
Socialist Party (SP) 12.1% 3 3 =
Others 0.7% 0 0 =
Total 100.0 25 25 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p289 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p291