Belgian general election, 1987

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Belgian general election, 1987
Belgium
1985 ←
13 December 1987 → 1991
212 seats in the Chamber of Representatives

Belgian federal election 1987 - Chamber - circumscriptions.svg

Colours denote the winning party in each electoral district (for the Chamber of Deputies).

Prime Minister before election

Wilfried Martens
CVP

Elected Prime Minister

Wilfried Martens
CVP

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The 13 December 1987 Belgian general elections was a Belgian election for the Belgian Chamber of Representatives and Belgian Senate. Elections to the nine provincial councils were also held.

The snap elections were called after the government led by Wilfried Martens (CVP) fell due to the Voeren issue.

Following the election, the King appointed Jean-Luc Dehaene (CVP) as informateur; Dehaene famously replied "Sire, give me one hundred days". 106 days later a new government was formed, again led by Wilfried Martens.

Chamber of Representatives[edit]

e • d Summary of the 1987 Belgian Chamber of Representatives Belgian general election, 1987
Parties — Original name Total seats
Votes  % +/− Seats +/−
Christian People's PartyChristelijke Volkspartij 1,195,363 19,5%  43 -6
Socialist Party (Wallonia)Parti Socialiste 961,361 15,6%  40 +5
Socialist Party (Flanders)Socialistische Partij 915,432 14,9%  32 0
Party for Freedom and ProgressPartij voor Vrijheid en Vooruitgang 709,758 11,5%  25 +3
Liberal Reformist PartyParti Réformateur Libéral 577,959 9,4%  23 -1
People's UnionVolksunie 495,120 8,1%  16 0
Christian Social PartyParti Social Chrétien 491,908 8,0%  19 -1
Agalev 275,437 4,5%  6 +2
Ecolo 157,988 2,6%  3 -2
Flemish BlocVlaams Blok 116,534 1,9%  2 +2
Democratic Front of the FrancophonesFront Démocratique des Francophones 71,338 1,2% *  3 *
Communist Party of BelgiumKommunistische Partij van België/Parti Communiste de Belgique 51,046 0,8%
Workers' Party of BelgiumPartij van de Arbeid van België/Parti du Travail de Belgique 45,218 0,7%
Socialist Workers' PartySocialistische Arbeiderspartij/Parti Ouvrier Socialiste 31,446 0,5%
Walloon RallyRassemblement Wallon 12,391 0,2% * *
National FrontFront National 7,596 0,1%
RAD/UDRT 6,452 0,1%
GROEN 6,096 0,1%
PDB 5,683 0,1%
PFN/PCN 5,053 0,1%
PLC 4,136 0,1%

Senate[edit]

e • d Summary of the 1987 Belgian Senate election results Senate
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/-
Christelijke Volkspartij (CVP) 1,169,377 19.2% 22 Decrease3
Parti Socialiste (PS) 958,686 15.7% 20 Increase2
Socialistische Partij (SP) 896,294 14.7% 17 Increase1
Partij voor Vrijheid en Vooruitgang (PVV) 686,440 11.3% 11 Steady 0
Parti Réformateur Libéral (PRL) 564,367 9.3% 12 Decrease1
Volksunie (VU) 494,410 8.1% 8 Steady 0
Parti social chrétien (PSC) 474,370 7.8% 8 Decrease2
Agalev 299,049 4.9% 3 Increase1
Ecolo 168,491 2.8% 2 Steady 0
Vlaams Blok (VB) 122,953 2.0% 1 Increase1
Front Démocratique des Francophones (FDF) 77,522 1.3% 1 Steady 0
KPB/PCB 52,318 0.9%
PVDA/PTB 43,386 0.7%
SAP/POS 32,187 0.5%
Rassemblement Wallon (RW) 14,333 0.2%
Others 28,197 0.5%
Total 105