61 of the 122 seats in the Chamber of Representatives
62 seats needed for a majority
Partial general elections were held in Belgium on 11 June 1870. In the elections for the Chamber of Representatives the Liberal Party and the Catholic Party both won 61 seats, resulting in a hung parliament. Voter turnout was 60%, although only 51,435 people were eligible to vote. Consequently, early elections were held two months later.
Chamber of Representatives
|Source: Mackie & Rose, Sternberger et al|
- Codebook Constituency-level Elections Archive, 2003
- 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