Belgian general election, 1830
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General elections were held in Belgium in 1830, the first after independence from the Netherlands. They were held using a modified form of the Dutch system, whereby 200 members were elected by plurality in constituencies of varying sizes. Suffrage was restricted to taxpaying men over the age of 25, with a higher tax threshold in urban areas than rural ones. Although clergy and academics were exempt from the restrictions, only around 1% of the country's population was eligible to vote.