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Het gebruik van de voorkeurstem bij de parlementsverkiezingen van 13 oktober 1985

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  • Mieke Verminck

Abstract

At the genera! elections in Belgium, the voter bas the possibility to bring out a vote for a party or a vote for a candidate of the party (a preferential vote). At the general elections of October 13, 1985, for the House of Representatives, the voters have voted for 48 % by preference, whereas, for the Senate 38 % of them have done so.  The use of preferential votes is varying from one electoral district to another: from 66 % in the district of Oudenaarde to 34 % in Mechelen.
There is also a difference from one politica! party to another. The highest percentage is obtained by the christian-democratic parties : 58 % ; the lowest by the ecologists: 22 %.
The preferential votes individual candidates obtain differ widely, pointing out not only their popularity but also to a certain extend their political power.

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Verminck, M., (1986) “Het gebruik van de voorkeurstem bij de parlementsverkiezingen van 13 oktober 1985”, Res Publica 28(2), p.235-260. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/rp.v28i2.19080

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29 Jun 1986
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