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Belgian general election, 1958

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Belgian general election, 1958

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General elections were held in Belgium on 1 June 1958.[1] The result was a victory for the Christian Social Party, which won 104 of the 212 seats in the Chamber of Representatives and 53 of the 106 seats in the Senate.[2] Voter turnout was 93.6% in the Chamber election and 93.7% in the Senate election.[3]


Chamber of Deputies

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Christian Social Party 2,465,549 46.50 104 +9
Belgian Socialist Party 1,897,646 35.79 80 –2
Liberal Party 585,999 11.05 20 –4
Liberal-Soclialist Kartels 111,284 2.10 5 0
People's Union 104,823 1.98 1 New
Communist Party of Belgium 100,145 1.89 2 –2
Other parties 36,907 0.70 0
Invalid/blank votes 272,774
Total 5,575,127 100 212 0
Registered voters/turnout 5,954,858 93.62
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Christian Social Party 2,390,368 45.45 53 +4
Belgian Socialist Party 1,886,242 35.87 40 –2
Liberal Party 574,230 10.92 10 –1
Liberal-Soclialist Kartels 111,299 2.12 2 0
Communist Party of Belgium 100,788 1.92 1 –1
People's Union 79,198 1.51 0 0
Democratic Party 11,309 0.22 0 New
Independents 16,145 3.07 0
Invalid/blank votes 320,096
Total 5,579,125 100 106 0
Registered voters/turnout 5,954,858 93.69
Source: Belgian Elections


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