De stagnatie van de voorlkeurstemmen op 13 december 1987

  • Erwin Das


At the general elections in Belgium, the voter has 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 December 13, 1987, for the House of Representatives, the voters have voted for 48 % by preference, whereas, for the Senate 38 % of them have done so. The evolution is still stagnating. The use of preferential votes is varying from one electoral district to
another: from 65 % in the district of Tongeren-Maaseik to 33 % in Mechelen.
There is also a difference from one politica! party to another. The highest percentage is obtained by the  Christian-democratic parties : 60 % ; the lowest by the ecologists: 23 %.
The preferential votes individual candidates obtain differ widely. This is not only as a result of their popularity, but also of their political position and rendering of services.
Preferential voting is characteristic to politically conscious voters.

How to Cite:

Das, E., (1988) “De stagnatie van de voorlkeurstemmen op 13 december 1987”, Res Publica 30(1), p.51-71. doi:

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Published on
30 Mar 1988
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