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Belgian general election, 1939

This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Belgium
Constitution
Foreign relations

General elections were held in Belgium on 2 April 1939.[1] The result was a victory for the Catholic Party, which won 67 the 202 seats in the Chamber of Representatives. Voter turnout was 93.3%.[2]

Results

Chamber of Deputies

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Catholic Party 594,133 30.38 67 +6
Belgian Labour Party 575,775 29.44 64 –6
Liberal Party 335,966 17.18 33 +10
Flemish National Union 164,253 8.40 17 +1
Communist Party of Belgium 90,856 4.65 9 0
Rexist Party 83,047 4.25 4 –17
Catholic Flemish People's Party 62,548 3.20 6 New
Technocrat Party 10,843 0.55 1 New
Anc. Combat./Oudstrijder 10,630 0.54 1 New
Heimattreue Front 8,057 0.41 0 New
Walloon Party 7,370 0.38 0 New
Afgescheurde Socialists 5,136 0.26 0 New
Afgescheurde Liberals 4,228 0.22 0 New
Action Soc. Rév. - Rev 2,119 0.11 0 New
Lahaut List 367 0.02 0 New
Liste De Keyser (Tchno) 343 0.02 0 New
Walloon Dissident Party 317 0.02 0 New
Verbist 195 0.01 0 New
Independents 91 0.00 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 151,342
Total 2,107,156 100 202 0
Registered voters/turnout 2,667,341 79.00
Source: Belgian Elections

Senate

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Catholic Party 703,250 30.71 35 +1
Belgian Labour Party 701,552 30.64 35 –4
Liberal Party 402,326 17.57 16 +5
Flemish National Union 177,666 7.76 8 +3
Communist Party of Belgium 115,308 5.04 3 –1
Rexist Party 94,543 4.13 1 –7
Catholic Flemish People's Party 62,976 2.75 3 New
Independents 32,209 1.41 0
Invalid/blank votes 199,033
Total 2,488,863 100 101 0
Registered voters/turnout 2,667,341 93.31
Source: Belgian elections

References

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