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Belgian general election, 1968

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General elections were held in Belgium on 31 March 1968.[1] Although the Belgian Socialist Party received the most votes in the Chamber of Representatives elections, the Christian Social Party won the most seats. The Christian Social Party also emerged as the largest party in the Senate.[2] Voter turnout was 90.0%.[3]

Results

Chamber of Deputies

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Christian Social Party 1,643,785 31.75 69 –8
Belgian Socialist Party 1,403,107 27.10 59 –5
Party for Freedom and Progress 1,080,894 20.87 47 –1
People's Union 506,697 9.79 20 +8
Vanden Boeyants Cartel 236,283 4.56 0 New
Communist Party of Belgium 170,625 3.30 5 –1
Democratic Front of the Francophones 154,023 2.92 6 +3
Walloon Rally 151,421 2.92 6 New
Red Lions 46,065 0.89 0 New
Walloon Workers 3,474 0.07 0 New
Pro-Peking Communists 3,119 0.06 0 New
ULS 2,694 0.05 0 New
Return to Liège 1,933 0.04 0 New
Flemish Social Movement 1,922 0.04 0 New
Kaganovemus 1,634 0.03 0 0
Dierenbes 1,608 0.03 0 New
Walloon Communists 964 0.02 0 New
Z. Kleur 723 0.01 0 New
Flemish Communists 702 0.01 0 New
FU Pop 572 0.01 0 New
Trotskyists 289 0.01 0 New
SH 198 0.00 0 New
RJB 161 0.00 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 376,700
Total 5,554,652 100 212 0
Registered voters/turnout 6,170,167 90.02
Source: Belgian Elections

Senate

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Belgian Socialist Party 1,454,879 28.46 33 +2
Christian Social Party 1,393,174 27.25 29 –15
Party for Freedom and Progress 1,114,428 21.80 22 –1
People's Union 513,342 10.04 9 +5
FDF-RW 308,859 6.04 5 +4
Communist Party of Belgium 271,586 5.31 2 –1
Vanden Boeyants-Christian Social Party Kartel 252,331 4.94 6 New
Red Lions 45,097 0.88 0 New
Walloon Workers 3,777 0.07 0 New
Pro-Peking Communists 3,452 0.07 0 New
Kaganovemus 2,694 0.05 0 0
ULS 2,364 0.05 0 New
Flemish Communists 801 0.02 0 New
Walloon Communists 520 0.01 0 New
FU Pop 495 0.01 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 441,379
Total 5,553,197 100 106 0
Registered voters/turnout 6,170,167 90.00
Source: Belgian Elections

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