European Parliament election, 2014 (Belgium)

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Belgium European Parliament election, 2014
Belgium
2009 ←
25 May 2014 → 2019

21 seats to the European Parliament
Turnout 89.64%
  First party Second party Third party
  No image.svg Guido Verhofstadt die 30 Martis 2012.jpg No image.svg
Leader Johan Van Overtveldt Guy Verhofstadt Marie Arena
Party N-VA Open VLD PS
Alliance EFA ALDE PES
Last election 1 seat, 6.13% 3 seats, 12.25% 3 seats, 10.88%
Seats won 4 3 3
Seat change Increase 3 Steady Steady
Popular vote 1,123,363 859,254 714,784
Percentage 16.79% 12.84% 10.68%
Swing Increase 10.66 Increase 0.09 Decrease 0.2

  Fourth party Fifth party
  Louis Michel.jpg MarianeThyssen.jpg
Leader Louis Michel Marianne Thyssen
Party MR CD&V
Alliance ALDE EPP
Last election 2 seats, 9.74% 3 seats, 14.43%
Seats won 3 2
Seat change Increase 1 Decrease 1
Popular vote 661,408 840,814
Percentage 9.88% 12.56%
Swing Increase 0.14 Decrease 1.86

The European Parliament election of 2014 in Belgium is an election held on 25 May 2014 in the three Belgian constituencies: the Dutch-speaking electoral college, the French-speaking electoral college and the German-speaking electoral college. This election was held on the same day alongside the Belgian federal election and the Belgian regional elections.

21 Belgium MEPs were elected: 12 of them are Dutch-speaking, 8 of them are French-speaking and 1 of them is German-speaking. In the arrondissement of Brussels-Capital and six municipalities with language facilities, voters can choose whether to vote for the Dutch-speaking or for the French-speaking electoral college.

Results[edit]

e • d Summary of the results of Belgium's 25 May 2014 election to the European Parliament
← 200920142019 →
Party European party Main candidate Electoral college Votes  % +/– E.c. % Seats +/–
New Flemish Alliance (N-VA) EFA Johan Van Overtveldt Dutch-speaking 1,123,027 16.85 10.73 Increase 26.67
4 / 21
3 Increase
Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats (OPEN VLD) ELDR Guy Verhofstadt Dutch-speaking 858,872 12.89 0.14 Increase 20.40
3 / 21
0 Steady
Christian Democratic & Flemish (CD&V) EPP Marianne Thyssen Dutch-speaking 840,594 12.61 1.81 Decrease 23.26
2 / 21
1 Decrease
Socialist Party (PS) PES Marie Arena French-speaking 713,375 10.70 0.18 Decrease 29.28
3 / 21
0 Steady
Reformist Movement (MR) ELDR Louis Michel French-speaking 660,118 9.90 0.16 Increase 27.10
3 / 21
1 Increase
Socialist Party Different (SP.A) PES Kathleen Van Brempt Dutch-speaking 555,008 8.33 0.12 Increase 13.18
1 / 21
1 Decrease
Green (GROEN) EGP Bart Staes Dutch-speaking 447,449 6.69 1.79 Increase 10.62
1 / 21
0 Steady
Flemish Interest (VB) None Gerolf Annemans Dutch-speaking 284,891 4.26 5.59 Decrease 6.76
1 / 21
1 Decrease
Ecolo (ECOLO) EGP Philippe Lamberts French-speaking 284,656 4.27 4.28 Decrease 11.69
1 / 21
1 Decrease
Humanist Democratic Centre (CDH) EPP Claude Rolin French-speaking 276,879 4.15 0.83 Decrease 11.37
1 / 21
0 Steady
Christian Social Party (CSP) EPP Pascal Arimont German-speaking 11,739 0.18 0.01 Decrease 30.36
1 / 21
0 Steady
Workers' Party (PTB–GO!/PVDA+)


None



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Aurélie Decoene

Dutch-speaking
French-speaking
234,718
101,246
133,472
3.51
1.51
2.00
2.46 Increase
0.90 Increase
1.56 Increase
N/A
2.40
5.48
0 / 21


0 Steady
0 Steady
0 Steady
People's Party (PP) None Luc Trullemans French-speaking 145,538 2.18 new 5.97
0 / 21
0 Steady
Francophone Democratic Federalists (FDF) None Cristina Coteanu French-speaking 82,631 1.24 new 3.39
0 / 21
0 Steady
Belgians, Rise up! (DLB) None Abdesselam Laghmich French-speaking 72,639 1.09 new 2.98
0 / 21
0 Steady
Others (parties and candidates that won less than 1% of the vote and no seats)
0 / 21
0 Steady
Valid votes Dutch-speaking
12 / 12
1 Decrease
French-speaking
8 / 8
0 Steady
German-speaking
1 / 1
0 Steady
Totals (93.69)
Blank and invalid votes (6.31)
Totals ' 100.00
21 / 21
1 Decrease
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout Dutch-speaking
French-speaking
German-speaking
Totals (90.39)
Source:


Opinion polling[edit]

Date Polling Firm CD&V VLD PS VB MR Ecolo sp.a N-VA cdH Groen PVDA/PTB CSP PP FDF Others
23 Apr 2014 PollWatch2014 10.7 11.5 10.2 6.4 8.4 3.9 8.6 20.7 3.7 4.9 3.0 0.2 - 1.4 6.4
16 Apr 2014 PollWatch2014 9.7 7.4 10.0 7.9 8.4 5.1 7.4 16.6 5.2 5.4 4.9 0.2 3.3 2.3 11.1
7 Jun 2009 Election results 14.4 12.7 10.9 9.8 9.7 8.6 8.2 6.1 5.0 4.9 1.0 0.2 N/A N/A 11.9

Opinion polling for the Dutch electoral college[edit]

Date Polling Firm CD&V VLD VB sp.a N-VA Groen PVDA Others Lead
16 May De Standaard 24.3 19.3 7.7 15.8 20.0 11.4 1.4 0.1 4.3
25 Apr De Standaard 19.0 16.7 7.9 13.9 27.3 10.9 1.7 2.6 8.3
7 Jun 2009 European Elections 2009 23.3 20.6 15.9 13.2 9.9 7.9 1.0 8.3 2.7

Candidates[edit]

Main candidates[edit]

Dutch electoral college
Party Name
  Christian Democratic and Flemish (CD&V) Marianne Thyssen
  Green (Groen) Bart Staes
  New Flemish Alliance (N-VA) Johan Van Overtveldt
  Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats (Open Vld) Guy Verhofstadt
  Socialist Party–Differently (sp.a) Kathleen Van Brempt
  Flemish Interest (Vlaams Belang) Gerolf Annemans
French electoral college
Party Name
  Humanist Democratic Centre (cdH) Claude Rolin
  Confederated Ecologists (Ecolo) Philippe Lamberts
  Reformist Movement (MR) Louis Michel
  Socialist Party (PS) Marie Arena
German electoral college
Party Name
  Christian Social Party (CSP) Pascal Arimont