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Belgian general election, 1946

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General elections were held in Belgium on 17 February 1946.[1] The result was a victory for the Christian Social Party, which won 92 of the 202 seats in the Chamber of Representatives and 51 of the 101 seats in the Senate.[2] Voter turnout was 90.3%.[3]

Results

Chamber of Deputies

Party Votes % Seats
Christian Social Party 1,006,293 42.54 92
Belgian Socialist Party 746,738 31.57 69
Communist Party of Belgium 300,099 12.69 23
Liberal Party 211,143 8.93 17
Belgian Democratic Union 51,095 2.16 1
Liberal-Socialist Kartels 37,844 1.60 0
Union des métiers 3,360 0.14 0
FRENSSEN 2,480 0.10 0
Independents 2,785 0.12 0
Walloon Unity Party 1,774 0.07 0
Belgian People's Movement 865 0.04 0
Resistant 676 0.03 0
Middle Classes 274 0.01 0
Belgian Free Independents 212 0.01 0
Invalid/blank votes 94,971
Total 2,460,609 100 202
Registered voters/turnout 2,724,796 90.30
Source: Belgian Elections

Senate

Party Votes % Seats
Christian Social Party 999,264 42.74 51
Belgian Socialist Party 729,943 31.22 34
Communist Party of Belgium 300,655 12.86 11
Liberal Party 214,837 9.19 4
Belgian Democratic Union 48,441 2.07 0
Liberal-Socialist Kartels 33,732 1.44 1
Union des métiers 3,764 0.16 0
Demarrez 3,753 0.16 0
Independents 3,866 0.17 0
Invalid/blank votes 106,767
Total 2,445,022 100 101
Source: Belgian Elections

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