Dutch-speaking electoral college

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Dutch-speaking electoral college
European Parliament constituency
Dutch-speaking electoral college is located in European Parliament constituencies 2014
Dutch-speaking electoral college
Location among the 2014 constituencies
Dutch-speaking electoral college.svg
Shown within Belgium
Created 1979
MEP(s) 13
Member State Belgium
Source(s) [1]

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.

Boundaries[edit]

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[edit]

2009 - 2014[edit]

2004 – 2009[edit]

Election results[edit]

2009[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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