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Belgian general election, 1949

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26 June 1949 (1949-06-26)  1950 →
92 seats, 42.54%  69 seats, 31.57%
13  3
Candidate for PM  Candidate for PM
105  66
2,190,895  1,496,539
Belgian general election, 1949

General elections were held in Belgium on 26 June 1949. Several reforms took effect prior to the elections; they were the first after the introduction of universal women's suffrage; the number of seats in the Chamber of Representatives was increased from 202 to 212, and from now on, elections for the nine provincial councils were held simultaneously with parliamentary elections. The number of Chamber seats and the simultaneous provincial and parliamentary elections would remain unchanged until state reforms in 1993.

The result was a victory for the Christian Social Party, which won 105 of the 212 seats in the Chamber of Representatives and 54 of the 106 seats in the Senate. Voter turnout was 94.4%.


The distribution of seats among the electoral districts of the Chamber of Representatives was as follows. Several arrondissements got one or more additional seats.


Belgian general election, 1949 Wikipedia

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