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Belgian regional elections, 2004

On 13 June 2004, regional elections were held in Belgium, to choose representatives in the regional councils of the Flemish Parliament, the Walloon Parliament, the Brussels Parliament and the German-speaking Community of Belgium. The elections were held on the same day as the European elections.

Contents

  • Flemish Parliament 1
    • Details 1.1
  • Walloon Regional Parliament 2
  • Brussels Regional Parliament 3
    • French language group 3.1
    • Dutch language group 3.2
  • Parliament of the German-speaking Community 4
  • External links 5

Flemish Parliament

Flemish parliamentary election, 2004

13 June 2004 (2004-06-13)
All 124 seats in the Flemish Parliament
62 seats needed for a majority



In the Flemish Parliament election, the liberal-socialist government was put to the test. The far right Vlaams Blok became the second largest party in Flanders just after the alliance of conservatives Christian Democratic and Flemish-New Flemish Alliance (CD&V - N-VA). The green party Groen! managed to be elected and keeps half of their seats in the parliament. In contrast with the previous election, the People's Union (VU-ID) has split and the new parties, N-VA and Spirit, allied with CD&V and Different Socialist Party (SP.A) respectively.

Because of the cordon sanitaire of all the other parties against Vlaams Blok, a coalition of at least three parties needed to be formed in order to have a majority in the Flemish Parliament. Groen! confirmed that it did not want to take part in the new coalition, so the only coalition left was a conservative-socialist-liberal tripartite.

In the aftermath of the elections, Yves Leterme (CD&V) was selected to form a Flemish regional government.

Details

Region Seats won per party Total seats
Provinces CD&V + N-VA VB VLD + VIVANT SP.A + SPIRIT GROEN! UF
Flanders Antwerp N/A
33 / 124
East Flanders N/A
27 / 124
Flemish Brabant
20 / 124
Limburg N/A N/A
16 / 124
West Flanders N/A
22 / 124
Brussels N/A N/A
6 / 124
Total
124 / 124

Walloon Regional Parliament

Walloon parliamentary election, 2004

13 June 2004 (2004-06-13)
All 75 seats in the Walloon Parliament
38 seats needed for a majority



In the aftermath of the elections, Elio Di Rupo (PS) was selected to form a Walloon regional government.

Brussels Regional Parliament

Brussels parliamentary election, 2004

13 June 2004 (2004-06-13)
All 89 seats in the Flemish Parliament
45 seats needed for a majority

In the aftermath of the elections, Charles Picqué (PS) was selected to form a Brussels regional government.

French language group

Party/Alliance Votes % +/− Seats +/−
PS 130,462 33.4% +14.7% 26 +13
MR 127,122 32.5% −7.6% 25 −2
CDH 55,078 14.1% +4.9% 10 +4
Ecolo 37,908 9.7% −11.6% 7 −7
FN 21,195 5.4% +2.4% 4 +2
  FNB 2,656 1.5% −0.8% 0 −1
  All Others 16,795 4.3% -- 0 0

Dutch language group

Party/Alliance Votes % +/− Seats +/−
Vlaams Blok 21,297 34.1% +2.2% 6 +2
VLD-Vivant 12,433 19.9% -- 4 0
SP.A-Spirit 11,052 17.7% -- 3 0
CD&V/N-VA 10,482 16.8% -- 3 0
Groen! 6,132 9.8% -- 1 0
  All Others 1,110 1.8% -- 0 0

Parliament of the German-speaking Community

Party/Alliance Votes % +/− Seats +/−
  CSP 11,905 32.8% −2.0% 8 −1
  PFF-MR 7,615 21.0% −0.3% 5 −1
SP 6,903 19.0% +4.0% 5 +1
  PJU-PDB 4,243 11.7% −1.2% 3 ±0
Ecolo 2,972 8.2% −4.5% 2 −1
Vivant 2,665 7.3% +4.0% 2 +2


External links

  • Pooling results on the Official Federal web site
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