European Parliament election, 1979 (Belgium)

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Belgium, European Parliament election, 1979
Belgium
10 June 1979
→ 1984
24 seats to the European Parliament

Elections to the European Parliament were held in Belgium on June 10, 1979. The Dutch-speaking electoral college elected 13 MEPs and the French-speaking electoral college elected 11 MEPs.

Results[edit]

National[edit]

e • d Summary of the results of Belgium's 10 June 1979 election to the European Parliament
19791984 →
National party European party Main candidate Electoral college (E.c.) Votes  % +/– E.c. % Seats +/–
Christian People's Party (CVP) EPP Leo Tindemans Dutch-speaking 1,607,941 29.54 48.09 7
Socialist Party (SP) SOC Karel Van Miert Dutch-speaking 698,889 12.84 20.90 3
Socialist Party (PS) SOC Anne-Marie Lizin French-speaking 575,824 10.58 27.43 4
Party for Freedom and Progress (PVV) LDR Willy De Clercq Dutch-speaking 512,363 9.41 15.32 2
Christian Social Party (PSC) EPP Charles-Ferdinand Nothomb French-speaking 445,912 8.19 21.24 3
  Democratic Front of Francophones (FDF) none Antoinette Spaak French-speaking 414,603 7.62 19.75 2
Liberal Reformist Party (PRL) LDR Jean Rey French-speaking 372,904 6.85 17.76 2
People's Union (VU) TGI Maurits Coppieters Dutch-speaking 324,540 5.96 9.71 1
  Communist Party (KPB/PCB)


Total
Dutch-speaking
French-speaking
145,796
39,773
106,023
2.68
0.73
1.95

1.19
5.05
0
Confederated Ecologists (ECOLO) French-speaking 107,833 1.98 5.14 0
Living Differently (AGALEV) Dutch-speaking 77,986 1.43 2.33 0
Flemish Block (VB) Dutch-speaking 73,174 1.28 2.10 0
Flemish People's Party (VVP) Dutch-speaking 34,706 0.64 1.04 0
Others (parties or candidates that won less than 1% of the regional vote and no seats) 0
Valid votes 5,442,978 87.61
Blank and invalid votes 769,753 12.39
Totals 6,212,731 100.00 24
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 6,800,584 91.36

Dutch-speaking electoral college[edit]

Party/Alliance Votes  % +/− Seats +/−
  CVP 1,607,941 48.09% 7
  BSP 698,889 20.90% 3
  PVV 512,363 15.32% 2
  VU 324,540 9.71% 1
  Agalev 77,986 2.33% 0
  All Others 121,783 3.64% 0

French-speaking electoral college[edit]

Party/Alliance Votes  % +/− Seats +/−
  PS 575,824 27.43% 4
  PSC 445,912 21.24% 3
  FDF-RW 414,603 19.75% 2
  PRL 372,904 17.76% 2
  Ecolo 107,833 5.14% 0
  PCB 106,023 5.05% 0
  All Others 76,377 3.64% 0