All 124 seats in the Chamber of Representatives
63 seats needed for a majority
Early general elections were held in Belgium on 2 August 1870, the second that year after the partial elections in June had ended with both the Catholic Party and the Liberal Party holding 61 seats each. The result was a victory for the Catholic Party, which won 72 of the 124 seats in the Chamber of Representatives and 34 of the 62 seats in the Senate. Voter turnout was 68%, although only 107,099 people (2.1% of the population) were eligible to vote.
Chamber of Representatives
|Source: Mackie & Rose, Sternberger et al.|
|Sternberger et al.|
- Sternberger, D, Vogel, B & Nohlen, D (1969) Die Wahl der Parlamente: Band I: Europa - Erster Halbband, p105
- Thomas T Mackie & Richard Rose (1991) The International Almanac of Electoral History, Macmillan, pp48–49