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


e • d Summary of the 7 June 2009 Flemish Parliament election results
← 200420092014 →
Party Main ideology Main candidate Votes  % +/– Seats +/–
FLA BRU TOT
Christian Democratic & Flemish (CD&V) Christian democracy Kris Peeters 939,873 22.86 * 30 1 31 *
Flemish Interest (VB) far-right Flemish nationalism Filip Dewinter 628,564 15.28 8.86 Decrease 20 1 21 11 Decrease
Socialist Party–Differently (SP.A) Social democracy Caroline Gennez 627,852 15.27 * 18 1 19 *
Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats (OPEN VLD) Liberalism Dirk Van Mechelen 616,610 14.99 4.80 Decrease 19 2 21 4 Decrease
New Flemish Alliance (N-VA) centre-right Flemish nationalism Bart De Wever 537,040 13.06 * 16 0 16 *
List Dedecker (LDD) Libertarianism Jean-Marie Dedecker 313,176 7.62 new 8 0 8 new
Green! (GROEN!) Green politics Mieke Vogels 278,211 6.77 0.83 Decrease 6 1 7 1 Increase
Union of Francophones (UF) Francophone minority politics Christian Van Eyken 47,319 1.15 0.08 Increase 1 0 1 0 Steady
Social Liberal Party (SLP) Social liberalism Geert Lambert 44,734 1.09 * 0 0 0
Workers' Party (PVDA) Socialism Dirk De Block 42,849 1.04 0.48 Increase 0 0 0
Others (parties and candidates that received less than 1% of the vote and no seats) 0 0 0
Valid votes 4,112,325 94.50
Blank and invalid votes 239,482 5.50
Totals 4,351,807 100.00 118 6 124
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 4,676,488 93.06 0.73 Decrease
Source: Federal Portal − Flemish Parliament Election 2009.

Notes:
1) * = The results of Christian Democratic & Flemish and the Socialist Party–Differently are compared with the results of the Christian Democratic and Flemish / New Flemish Alliance
and the Socialist Party–Differently / Spirit (now the Social Liberal Party) joint lists in the 2004 regional elections.
2) FLA = Flanders, BRU = Brussels (Capital Region), TOT = total

Vote share
CD&V
  
22.86%
VB
  
15.28%
sp.a
  
15.27%
Open VLD
  
14.99%
N-VA
  
13.06%
List Dedecker
  
7.62%
Groen!
  
6.77%
UF
  
1.15%
SLP
  
1.09%
PVDA+
  
1.04%
Other
  
0.88%

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


e • d Summary of the 7 June 2009 Walloon Parliament election results
← 200420092014 →
National party Main ideology Main candidate Votes  % +/– Seats +/–
Socialist Party (PS) Social democracy Rudy Demotte 657,803 32.77 4.14 Decrease 29 5 Decrease
Reformist Movement (MR) Liberalism Serge Kubla 469,792 23.41 0.89 Decrease 19 1 Decrease
Confederated Ecologists (ECOLO) Green politics Marcel Cheron 372,067 18.54 10.02 Increase 14 11 Increase
Humanist Democratic Centre (CDH) Christian democracy André Antoine 323,952 16.14 1.48 Decrease 13 1 Decrease
National Front (FN) Nationalism 57,374 2.86 5.26 Decrease 0 4 Decrease
Rassemblement Wallonie France (RWF) Walloon movement 27,955 1.39 0.38 Increase 0 0 Steady
Workers' Party+ (PTB+) Socialism 24,875 1.24 0.62 Increase 0 0 Steady
Others (parties and candidates that received less than 1% of the vote and no seats) 73,220 3.65 0
Valid votes 2,007,038 92.32
Blank and invalid votes 166,863 7,68
Totals 2,173,901 100.00 75 0 Steady
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 2,442,697 89.00 0.51 Decrease
Vote share
PS
  
32.77%
MR
  
23.41%
Ecolo
  
18.54%
cdH
  
16.14%
FN
  
2.86%
RWF
  
1.39%
PTB+
  
1.24%
Other
  
3.65%

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
Vote share
CSP
  
27.02%
SP
  
19.30%
PFF-MR
  
17.52%
ProDG
  
17.49%
Ecolo
  
11.50%
Vivant
  
7.16%

References[edit]

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

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