Belgian general election, 1977

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Belgian general election, 1977

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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 17 April 1977.[1] The result was a victory for the Christian People's Party, which won 56 of the 212 seats in the Chamber of Representatives and 28 of the 106 seats in the Senate. Voter turnout was 95.1%.[2] Elections were also held for the nine provincial councils and for the Council of the German Cultural Community.

Results[edit]

Chamber of Deputies[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Christian People's Party 1,460,757 26.20 56 +6
Belgian Socialist Party (Flanders) 725,513 13.01 27 New
Belgian Socialist Party 602,132 10.80 34 New
People's Union 559,567 10.04 20 –2
Party for Freedom and Progress 475,917 8.54 17 New
Christian Social Party 406,694 7.29 24 +2
Democratic Front of the Francophones 263,104 4.72 11 New
Liberal Reformist Party 191,196 3.34 16 New
Belgian Socialist Party (Wallonia) 145,771 2.61 0 0
PSC-CSP 138,361 2.48 0 New
Walloon Rally 132,773 2.38 4 –7
PLRW/PRF 107,015 1.92 0 New
PLRW-PL 92,178 1.65 0 New
Communist Party of Belgium 62,410 1.12 0 –2
PCB-UDP 51,930 0.93 0 New
Community Party (Wallonia) 37,104 0.67 2 New
PSB-RW 33,598 0.60 1 New
AMADA 22,919 0.41 0 New
ECOLOG 11,839 0.21 0 New
RAL 8,562 0.15 0 New
Party of German-speaking Belgians 7,735 0.14 0 0
PLPW 5,220 0.09 0 New
ECOLOG-PBNZ 4,321 0.08 0 New
Ecolo 3,834 0.07 0 New
LRT-RAL 3,127 0.06 0 New
LRT 2,905 0.05 0 New
AGALEV 2,435 0.04 0 New
FFF 2,099 0.04 0 New
TPO 1,980 0.04 0 New
CPC/URB 1,547 0.03 0 New
PRF 1,514 0.03 0 New
RLiège 1,421 0.03 0 0
UB 1,083 0.02 0 New
FNP 994 0.02 0 New
VFP 967 0.02 0 New
KAGANO 884 0.02 0 New
COLOGIQUE 777 0.01 0 New
EW 605 0.01 0 New
PCBML 533 0.01 0 New
VOP 443 0.01 0 New
VB77 377 0.01 0 New
UCMLB 222 0.00 0 New
UC-MEUNIER 199 0.00 0 New
PORT 175 0.00 0 New
PP 169 0.00 0 New
POE 152 0.00 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 431,153
Total 6,006,211 100 212 0
Source: Belgian Elections

Senate[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Christian People's Party 1,446,806 26.18 28 +1
Belgian Socialist Party (Wallonia) 756,401 13.69 19 New
Belgian Socialist Party (Flanders) 719,533 13.02 12 New
People's Union 562,894 10.19 10 0
Christian Social Party 522,613 9.46 11 +1
Party for Freedom and Progress 472,645 8.55 9 New
Liberal Reformist Party 316,292 5.72 7 New
Democratic Front of the Francophones 546,367 4.46 6 New
Walloon Rally 158,642 2.87 2 New
Communist Party of Belgium 108,000 1.95 1 0
PL 70,458 1.28 0 New
PCB-UDP 50,749 0.92 0 New
BSP-RW 33,945 0.61 1 New
AMADA-TPO 27,693 0.50 0 New
Party of German-speaking Belgians 10,213 0.18 0 0
Ecolo 7,558 0.14 0 New
PLPW 5,305 0.10 0 New
VFP-PFU 3,413 0.06 0 New
AGALEV 3,270 0.06 0 New
UB 1,182 0.02 0 New
VOP 896 0.02 0 New
LRT-RAL 387 0.01 0 New
URB 207 0.00 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 486,091
Total 6,012,062 100 106 0
Source: Belgian Elections

References[edit]

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