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Belgian federal election, 1995

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Belgian federal election, 1995

Belgian federal election, 1995

21 May, 1995

All 150 seats in the Chamber of Representatives
40 of 71 seats in the Senate

respectively 76 and 36 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Jean-Luc Dehaene Guy Verhofstadt
Leader Jean-Luc Dehaene Guy Verhofstadt Philippe Busquin
Leader since Candidate for PM 1992 1992
Last election 39 seats, 16.8% 26 seats, 12.0% 35 seats, 13.5%
Seats won 29 21 21
Seat change Decrease10 Decrease5 Decrease14
Popular vote 1,042,933 798,363 720.819
Percentage 17.2% 13.1% 11.9%
Swing Increase0.4% Increase1.1% Decrease1.6%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Louis Tobback Louis Michel
Leader Louis Tobback Louis Michel Gérard Deprez
Leader since 1994 1995 1981
Last election 28 seats, 12.0% 23 seats, 9.6% 18 seats, 7.7%
Seats won 20 18 12
Seat change Decrease8 Decrease5 Decrease6
Popular vote 762.444 623.250 469.101
Percentage 12.6% 10.1% 7.7%
Swing Increase0.6% Increase0.5% Steady

Colours denote the winning party in each electoral district, as shown in the table of results.

Prime Minister before election

Jean-Luc Dehaene

Elected Prime Minister

Jean-Luc Dehaene

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The 21 May 1995 Belgian general elections was a Belgian election for the Chamber of Representatives and Senate. The Christian People's Party (CVP) kept its position as largest party in Flanders and overall in Belgium, and Jean-Luc Dehaene (CVP) continued as Prime Minister.

On the same day, regional elections were also held. These were the first elections after the new 1993 Belgian Constitution, which turned Belgium formally into a federal state. The new Constitution also reduced the number of seats in the Chamber (from 212 to 150) and in the Senate (from 70 to 40 directly elected senators).

Chamber of Representatives


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