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Dutch-speaking electoral college

The Dutch-speaking electoral college is one of three constituencies of the European Parliament in Belgium. It currently elects 13 MEPs using the d'Hondt method of party-list proportional representation. Previously it elected 14 MEPs, until the 2007 accession of Bulgaria and Romania.

Contents

  • Boundaries 1
  • Members of the European Parliament 2
    • 2009 - 2014 2.1
    • 2004 – 2009 2.2
  • Election results 3
    • 2009 3.1
    • 2004 3.2
    • 1999 3.3
    • 1994 3.4
    • 1989 3.5
    • 1984 3.6
    • 1979 3.7

Boundaries

The constituency generally corresponds to the Flemish Community of Belgium. In officially bilingual Brussels, electors can choose between lists of this electoral college or those of the French-speaking electoral college.

Prior to the 2011-2012 state reform, electors could choose between both lists not only in Brussels, but in an area encompassing unilingually Dutch territory, Brussels-Halle-Vilvoorde. Some towns in the officially Dutch-speaking Brussels Periphery still have this option however.

Members of the European Parliament

2009 - 2014

2004 – 2009

Election results

2009

Party Affiliation Votes % Change Seats Change
  Christian Democratic and Flemish EPP 948,123 23.26 −4.89 3 0
  Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats ELDR 837,884 20.56 −1.35 3 0
  Flemish Interest None 647,170 15.88 −7.28 2 −1
  Socialist Party Different PES 539,393 13.23 −4.60 2 −1
  New-Flemish Alliance EFA/EPP-ED group (previous term) 402,545 9.88 +9.88 1 0
  Green! EGP 322,149 7.90 −0.08 1 0
  List Dedecker None, (joined ECR) 296,699 7.28 N/A 1 N/A
  Workers Party of Belgium+ None 40,057 0.98 +0.37 0 0
  Social Liberal Party EFA 26,541 0.65 N/A 0 N/A
  Others 15,383 0.38 0
Total 4,075,944 100 13 −1

2004

Party Affiliation Votes % Change Seats Change
  Christian Democratic and Flemish/New Flemish Alliance 1,131,119 28.15 +6.47 4 +1
  Vlaams Blok 930,731 23.16 +8.07 3 +1
  Flemish Liberals and Democrats 880,279 21.91 −1.7 3 0
  Social Progressive Alternative-Spirit 716,317 17.83 +3.62 3 +1
  Groen! 320,874 7.99 −3.99 1 −1
  Workers Party of Belgium 24,807 0.62 0.05 0 0
  Left Socialist Party 14,166 0.35 N/A 0 N/A
Total 4,018,293 100 14 0

1999

Party Affiliation Votes % Change Seats Change
  Flemish Liberals and Democrats 847,099 21.88% +3.52% 3 0
  Christian People's Party 839,720 21.68% −5.75% 3 −1
  Vlaams Blok 584,392 15.09% +2.53% 2 0
  Socialist Party 550,237 14.21% −3.42% 2 −1
  People's Union-ID 471,238 12.17% +5.08% 2 +1
  Agalev-Groen 464,042 11.98% +1.25% 2 +1
  Vivant 67,107 1.73% N/A 0 N/A
  Others 48,589 1.25% 0 0
Total 3,872,424 100 14 0

1994

Party Affiliation Votes % Change Seats Change
  Christian People's Party 1,013,266 27.43% −6.65% 4 −1
  Flemish Liberals and Democrats 678,421 18.36% +1.26% 3 +1
  Socialist Party 651,371 17.63% −2.41% 3 0
  Vlaams Blok 463,919 12.56% +5.97% 2 +1
  Agalev 396,198 10.73% −1.47% 1 0
  People's Union 262,043 7.09% −1.61% 1 +1
  WOW 127,504 3.45% N/A 0 N/A
  Others 101,427 2.75% 0 0
Total 100 14 +1

1989

Party Affiliation Votes % Change Seats Change
  Christian People's Party 1,247,075 34.08% +1.55% 5 +1
  Socialist Party 733,242 20.04% −8.09% 3 −1
  Party for Freedom and Progress 625,561 17.10% +2.91% 2 0
  Agalev-Groen 446,539 12.20% +5.12% 1 0
  People's Union-EVA 318,153 8.70% −5.21% 1 −1
  Vlaams Blok 241,117 6.59% +4.49% 1 +1
  Others 47,219 1.29% 0 0
Total 100 13 0

1984

Party Affiliation Votes % Change Seats Change
  Christian People's Party 1,132,682 32.53% −15.56% 4 −3
  Socialist Party 979,702 28.13% +7.23% 4 +1
  Party for Freedom and Progress 494,277 14.19% −1.13% 2 0
  People's Union 484,494 13.91% +4.20% 2 +1
  Agalev 246,712 7.08% +4.75% 1 +1
  Vlaams Blok 73,174 2.10% N/A 0 N/A
  Others 71,239 2.05% 0 0
Total 100 13 0

1979

Party Affiliation Votes % Change Seats Change
  Christian People's Party 1,607,941 48.09% N/A 7 N/A
  Belgian Socialist Party 698,889 20.90% N/A 3 N/A
  Party for Freedom and Progress 512,363 15.32% N/A 2 N/A
  People's Union 324,540 9.71% N/A 1 N/A
  Agalev 77,986 2.33% N/A 0 N/A
  Others 121,783 3.64% N/A 0 N/A
Total 100 N/A 13 N/A
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