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Consensus en oppositie in het Belgisch parlement tijdens een verkiezingsjaar : Onderzoek op basis van het stemgedrag in de Kamer van Volksvertegenwoordigers in 1985

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  • Mieke Verminck

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This article describes the consensus and opposition in the Belgian Parliament (the Chamber) during 1985, a year of general elections. These phenomena are examined through the nature of voting patterns and the cohesion degree in the Chamber itself, between the ruling parties and between the parties in the opposition, as well as in the political parties itselves.
The government vs. opposition gap is the dominant voting pattern. Unanimity counts for only 6 %, especially then in the final voting. VU and RAD/UDRT often join the majority vote.
The dominant voting pattern is affirmed by the total Chamber cohesion degree: majority vs. opposition. The cohesion between the parties in opposition reaches lower than the majority cohesion degree. Cohesion in the fractions quotes higher in the smaller fractions, as well as in the fractions of the ruling parties.

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Verminck, M., (1986) “Consensus en oppositie in het Belgisch parlement tijdens een verkiezingsjaar : Onderzoek op basis van het stemgedrag in de Kamer van Volksvertegenwoordigers in 1985”, Res Publica 28(3), p.475-187. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/rp.v28i3.18991

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29 Sep 1986
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