Belgian regional elections, 2009

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Regional elections were held in Belgium on 7 June 2009 to choose representatives in the regional parliaments of Flanders, Wallonia, Brussels and the German-speaking Community of Belgium. These elections were held on the same day as the European elections.[1]

The Parliament of the French Community is composed of all elected members of the Walloon Parliament (except German-speakers) and 19 of the French-speaking members of the Brussels Parliament.

Flemish Parliament[edit]

Flemish parliamentary election, 2009
Flanders
2004 ←
7 June 2009 (2009-06-07)
→ 2014
All 124 seats in the Flemish Parliament
62 seats needed for a majority

Minister-President before election

Kris Peeters
CD&V

Minister-President

Kris Peeters
CD&V

All 124 members of the Flemish Parliament were elected. The five Flemish provinces (West Flanders, East Flanders, Antwerp, Flemish Brabant and Limburg) each are a constituency, plus the Brussels-Capital Region where those voting for a Dutch-language party could also vote in the Flemish election.

Source: Elections 2009 - Flemish Parliament

Party Votes  % +/− Seats +/−
Christian Democratic and Flemish* 939,873 22.86 −3.23 31 −4
Flemish Interest 628,564 15.28 −8.86 21 −11
Socialist Party Different* 627,852 15.27 −4.39 19 −6
Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats 616,610 14.99 −4.80 21 −4
New-Flemish Alliance 537,040 13.06 +13.06 16 +16
List Dedecker 313,176 7.62 +7.62 8 +8
Green! 278,211 6.77 −0.83 7 +1
  Union of Francophones 47,319 1.15 +0.08 1 ±0
  Social Liberal Party 44,734 1.09 +1.09 0
  Workers Party of Belgium+ 42,849 1.04 +0.48 0
  Others 36,097 0.88 0
Total 4,112,325 100.00 124

Details[edit]

Region Seats won per party Total seats
Provinces CD&V VB OPEN VLD SP.A N-VA LDD GROEN! UF
Flanders Antwerp
8 / 33
7 / 33
4 / 33
5 / 33
6 / 33
1 / 33
2 / 33
N/A
33 / 124
East Flanders
6 / 27
4 / 27
6 / 27
4 / 27
3 / 27
2 / 27
2 / 27
N/A
27 / 124
Flemish Brabant
4 / 20
3 / 20
4 / 20
3 / 20
3 / 20
1 / 20
1 / 20
1 / 20
20 / 124
Limburg
5 / 16
3 / 16
2 / 16
3 / 16
2 / 16
1 / 16
N/A N/A
16 / 124
West Flanders
7 / 22
3 / 22
3 / 22
3 / 22
2 / 22
3 / 22
1 / 22
N/A
22 / 124
Brussels
1 / 6
1 / 6
2 / 6
1 / 6
N/A N/A
1 / 6
N/A
6 / 124
Total
31 / 124
21 / 124
21 / 124
19 / 124
16 / 124
8 / 124
7 / 124
1 / 124
124 / 124

Walloon Parliament[edit]

Walloon parliamentary election, 2009
Wallonia
2004 ←
7 June 2009 (2009-06-07)
→ 2014
All 75 seats in the Walloon Parliament
38 seats needed for a majority

Minister-President before election

Rudy Demotte
PS

Minister-President

Rudy Demotte
PS

All 75 members of the Walloon Regional Parliament were elected.

Source: Elections 2009 - Walloon Parliament

Party Votes  % +/− Seats +/−
Socialist Party 657,803 32.77 −4.14 29 −5
Reformist Movement 469,792 23.41 −0.89 19 −1
Ecolo 372,067 18.54 +10.02 14 +11
Humanist Democratic Centre 323,952 16.14 −1.48 13 −1
National Front 57,374 2.86 −5.26 0 −4
  Rassemblement Wallonie France 27,955 1.39 +0.38 0
  Workers Party of Belgium+ 24,875 1.24 +0.62 0
  Others 73,220 3.65 0
Total 2,007,038 100.00 75

Brussels Regional Parliament[edit]

Brussels parliamentary election, 2009
Brussels-Capital Region
2004 ←
7 June 2009 (2009-06-07)
→ 2014
All 89 seats in the Brussels Parliament
45 seats needed for a majority

Minister-President before election

Charles Picqué
PS

Minister-President

Charles Picqué
PS

All 89 members of the Parliament of the Brussels-Capital Region were elected. Those voting for a Dutch-language party could also cast a vote for the Flemish parliamentary election.

Source: Elections 2009 - Parliament of the Brussels-Capital Region


e • d Summary of the 7 June 2009 Brussels Parliament election results
← 200420092014 →
National party Main ideology Main candidate Votes  % +/– L.g. % Seats +/–
French-speaking language group
Reformist Movement (MR) Liberalism Armand De Decker 121,905 26.46 29.82 24 1 Decrease
Socialist Party (PS) Social democracy Charles Picqué 107,303 23.29 26.24 21 5 Decrease
Confederated Ecologists (ECOLO) Green politics Evelyne Huytebroeck 82,663 17.94 20.22 16 9 Increase
Humanist Democratic Centre (CDH) Christian democracy Benoît Cerexhe 60,527 13.14 14.80 11 1 Increase
National Front (FN) Nationalism Patrick Sessler 7,803 1.69 1.91 0 4 Decrease
Pro Bruxsel (PRO BRUXSEL) Regionalism Philippe Delstanche 6,840 1.48 1.67 0 new
Equality (EGALITÉ) Nordine Saïdi 4,289 0.93 1.05 0
Others (parties and candidates that received less than 1% of the language group vote and no seats) 0
Subtotal 408,870 100.00 72 0 Steady
Dutch-speaking language group
Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats (OPEN VLD) Liberalism Guy Vanhengel 11,957 2.60 23.07 4 *
Socialist Party–Differently (SP.A) Social democracy Pascal Smet 10,085 2.19 19.46 4 *
Flemish Interest (VB) Flemish nationalism Johan Demol 9,072 1.97 17.51 3 3 Decrease
Christian Democratic & Flemish (CD&V) Christian democracy Steven Vanackere 7,696 1.67 14.85 3 *
Green! (GROEN!) Green politics Bruno De Lille 5,806 1.26 11.20 2 1 Increase
New Flemish Alliance (N-VA) Flemish nationalism Paul De Ridder 2,586 0.56 4.99 1 *
List Dedecker (LDD) Libertarianism Piet Deslé 1,957 0.42 3.78 0 new
Pro Bruxsel (PRO BRUXSEL) Regionalism Jan Verbeke 1,225 0.27 2.36 0 new
Workers' Party+ (PVDA+) Socialism Riet Dhont 611 0.13 1.18 0 0 Steady
Others (parties and candidates that received less than 1% of the language group vote and no seats) 0
Subtotal 51,818 100.00 17 0 Steady
Valid votes 460,688 95.04
Blank and invalid votes 24,031 4.96
Totals 484,719 100.00 89 0 Steady
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 574,793 84.33

Parliament of the German-speaking Community[edit]

All 25 members of the Parliament of the German-speaking Community were elected.

Source: Elections 2009 - German Community Parliament

Party Votes  % +/− Seats +/−
  Christian Social Party 10,122 27.02 −5.77 7 −1
  Socialist Party 7,231 19.30 +0.29 5 ±0
  Party for Freedom and Progress 6,562 17.52 −3.46 4 −1
  ProDG 6,553 17.49 +5.80 4 +1
  Ecolo 4,310 11.50 +3.32 3 +1
  Vivant 2,684 7.16 −0.18 2 ±0
Total 37,462 100.00 25

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.eurotopics.net/en/presseschau/aeltere/NEWSLETTER-2009-02-18-Belgian-state-reform-fails

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