Het gebruik van de voorkeurstem bij de parlementsverkiezingen van 17 december 1978
- Mark Deweerdt
At the general elections in Belgium, the voter has the possibility to bring out either a vote for a party or a vote for a candidate of the party (a preferential vote). At the general elections of December 17, 1978 for the House of Representatives the voters have voted for 51,86 % by preference, whereas for the Senate 41,82 % of them have done so. The use of preferential votes is varying from one electoral district to
another: from 68,30 % in the district of Oudenaarde to 35,74 % in Bergen. There is also a difference from one political party to another. The highest percentage is obtained by the CVP-PSC (catholic party) :
61,12 % ; the lowest by the KPB-PCB (communist party) : 27,34 %. The preferential votes individual candidates obtain differ widely, pointing out not only their popularity but also to a certain extend their political power.
How to Cite:
Deweerdt, M., (1979) “Het gebruik van de voorkeurstem bij de parlementsverkiezingen van 17 december 1978”, Res Publica 21(2), p.331-341. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/rp.v21i2.19415