Dirk De Vis of the Christian democrat party CD&V can't accept the official results of Sunday's elections. While he had over 1,600 preference votes at the 2012 local elections, he is left with just 42 personal votes this time. "This is impossible. Something must have gone wrong", he told the VRT.
Mr De Vis argues that several candidates from Ham are being confronted with a poor score where preference votes are concerned. "This also applies to other candidates of other parties."
Still according to official results, the CD&V only picked up 1,200 of a possible 8,000 local votes. Mr De Vis finds this result "improbable". He wants an investigation into how the votes were counted. In a worst case scenario, he demands new elections for Ham.