1929 Belgian general election

General elections were held in Belgium on 26 May 1929.[1] The result was a victory for the Catholic Party, which won 71 of the 187 seats in the Chamber of Representatives.[2] Voter turnout was 94.0%.[3]

1929 Belgian general election

← 1925 26 May 1929 1932 →

All 187 seats in the Chamber of Representatives
All 93 seats in the Senate
  First party Second party Third party
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Leader Henri Jaspar Joseph Van Roosbroeck Albert Devèze
Party Catholic Labour Liberal
Leader since Candidate for PM 1918 1927
Last election 78 seats, 37.42% 78 seats, 39.48% 23 seats, 14.65%
Seats won 71 70 28
Seat change Decrease 7 Decrease 8 Increase 5
Popular vote 788,914 803,347 369,114
Percentage 35.38% 36.02% 16.55%
Swing Decrease 2.04% Decrease 3.46% Increase 1.90%

Government before election

Jaspar II
CatholicLiberal

Elected Government

Jaspar II
CatholicLiberal

Prime Minister Henri Jaspar

The incumbent Catholic-Liberal government led by Henri Jaspar continued after the election.

ResultsEdit

Chamber of RepresentativesEdit

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Belgian Labour Party 803,347 36.02 70 –8
Catholic Party 788,914 35.38 71 –7
Liberal Party 369,114 16.55 28 +5
Frontpartij 132,567 5.94 11 +5
Christian Workers' Alliance 52,642 2.36 5 +5
Communist Party of Belgium 43,237 1.94 1 –1
Lille List 12,905 0.58 1 New
Other parties 27,343 1.22 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 116,660
Total 2,346,729 100 187 0
Source: Belgian Elections

SenateEdit

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Belgian Labour Party 781,635 36.75 36 –3
Catholic Party 762,459 35.85 38 0
Liberal Party 359,895 16.92 13 0
Frontpartij 119,632 5.62 3 +3
Christian Workers' Alliance 55,237 2.60 3 +3
Communist Party of Belgium 36,881 1.73 0 0
Other parties 11,111 0.52 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 164,702
Total 2,291,577 100 93 0
Source: Belgian Elections

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p289 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p308
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p290