European Parliament election, 2004 (Belgium)

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Belgium European Parliament election, 2004
Belgium
1999 ←
13 June 2004 → 2009
24 seats to the European Parliament

Elections to the European Parliament were held in Belgium on June 13, 2004. The elections produced little overall change in the distribution of seats in the European Parliament among Belgium's many political parties. The two socialist parties improved their vote, while the Green parties lost ground. The Flemish nationalist party the Flemish Bloc (Vlaams Blok) registered the largest gains.

Results[edit]

Registered voters 7,552,240  
Votes cast 6,857,986 90.8%
Invalid votes 367,995 5.4%
Valid votes 6,489,991 94.6%

National[edit]

e • d Summary of the results of Belgium's 13 June 2004 election to the European Parliament
← 199920042009 →
National party European party Main candidate Electoral college (E.c.) Votes  % +/– E.c. % Seats +/–
  Christian Democratic & Flemish (CD&V) + New Flemish Alliance (N-VA) EPP + EFA Jean-Luc Dehaene Dutch-speaking 1,131,119 17.43 * 3.94 Increase 28.15 4 * 1 Increase
  Flemish Block (VB) None Frank Vanhecke Dutch-speaking 930,731 14.34 4.95 Increase 23.16 3 1 Increase
  Flemish Liberals and Democrats (VLD) + Vivant (VIVANT) ELDR + ELDR Guy Verhofstadt Dutch-speaking 880,279 13.56 * 1.13 Decrease 21.91 3 * 0 Steady
  Socialist Party (PS) PES Elio Di Rupo French-speaking 878,577 13.54 3.95 Increase 36.09 4 1 Increase
  Socialist Party – Differently (SP.A) + Spirit (SPIRIT) PES + EFA Mia De Vits Dutch-speaking 716,317 11.04 * 2.20 Increase 17.83 3 * 1 Increase
  Reformist Movement (MR) ELDR Louis Michel French-speaking 671,422 10.35 0.32 Increase 27.58 3 0 Steady
  Humanist Democratic Centre (CDH) EPP Joëlle Milquet French-speaking 368,753 5.68 0.73 Increase 15.15 1 0 Steady
  Green! (GROEN!) EGP Bart Staes Dutch-speaking 320,874 4.94 2.52 Decrease 7.99 1 1 Decrease
  Confederated Ecologists (ECOLO) EGP Pierre Jonckheer French-speaking 239,687 3.69 4.75 Decrease 9.84 1 2 Decrease
  Christian Social Party (CSP) EPP Mathieu Grosch German-speaking 15,722 0.24 0.02 Increase 42.49 1 0 Steady
  National Front (FN) None Daniel Féret French-speaking 181,351 2.79 1.27 Increase 7.45 0 0 Steady
  Others (parties and candidates that won less than 1% of the vote and no seats) 0
Valid votes 6,489,991 94.63
Blank and invalid votes 367,995 5.37
Totals 6,857,986 100.00 24 1 Decrease
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 7,552,240 90.81 0.24 Decrease
Source: Belgian Ministry of the Interior


Dutch-speaking electoral college[edit]

Party Affiliation Votes  % Change Seats Change
  Christian Democratic and Flemish (CD&V)–New Flemish Alliance (N-VA) 1,131,119 28.15 Increase 6.47 4 Increase 1
  Flemish Bloc (VB) 930,731 23.16 Increase 8.07 3 Increase 1
  Flemish Liberals and Democrats (VLD) 880,279 21.91 Decrease 1.7 3 Steady 0
  Socialist Party Different (SP.A)–Spirit 716,317 17.83 Increase 3.62 3 Increase 1
  Green! 320,874 7.99 Decrease 3.99 1 Decrease 1

French-speaking electoral college[edit]

Party Affiliation Votes  % Change Seats Change
  Socialist Party (PS) 878,577 36.09 Increase 10.31 4 Increase 1
  Reformist Movement (MR) 671,422 27.58 Increase 0.59 3 Steady 0
  Democratic Humanist Centre (CDH) 368,753 15.15 Increase 1.84 1 Steady 0
  Ecolo 239,687 9.84 Decrease 12.86 1 Decrease 2

German-speaking electoral college[edit]

Party Affiliation Votes  % Change Seats Change
  Christian Social Party (CSP-EVP) 15,722 42.49 Increase 6.02 1 Steady 0
  Partei für Freiheit und Fortschritt (PFF)–Reformist Movement (MR) 8,434 22.79 Increase 3.19 0 Steady 0
  Socialist Party (SP) 5,527 14.94 Increase 3.52 0 Steady 0
  Ecolo 3,880 10.49 Decrease 6.52 0 Steady 0
  Party of German-speaking Belgians (PDB) 3,442 9.3 Decrease 0.62 0 Steady 0

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