French-speaking electoral college

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French-speaking electoral college
European Parliament constituency
French-speaking electoral college is located in European Parliament constituencies 2007
French-speaking electoral college
Location amongst the 2007 constituencies
French-speaking electoral college.svg
Shown within Belgium
Created 1979
MEP(s) 8
Member State Belgium
Source(s) [1]

The French-speaking electoral college is one of three constituencies of the European Parliament in Belgium. It currently elects 8 MEPs using the d'Hondt method of party-list proportional representation. It elected 9 MEPs until the 2007 accession of Bulgaria and Romania.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency corresponds to the French Community of Belgium. In officially bilingual Brussels, electors can choose between lists of this electoral college or those of the Dutch-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
  Socialist Party (PS) PES 714,947 29.10 Decrease 6.99 3 Decrease 1
  Reformist Movement (MR) ELDR 640,092 26.05 Decrease 1.53 2 Decrease 1
  Ecolo EGP 562,081 22.88 Increase 13.03 2 Increase 1
  Humanist Democratic Centre (CDH) EPP 327,824 13.34 Decrease 1.80 1 0
  National Front (FN) None 87,706 3.57 Decrease 3.88 0 0
  Workers Party of Belgium+ (PTB) None 28,483 1.16 Increase 0.35 0 0
  Others 96,045 3.91 0
Total 2,457,178 100 8 Decrease 1

2004[edit]

Party Votes  % Change Seats
Socialist Party (PS) 878,577 36.09 +10.31 4 +1
Reformist Movement (MR) 671,422 27.58 +0.59 3 0
Democratic Humanist Centre (CDH) 368,753 15.15 +1.84 1 +1
Ecologists (Ecolo) 239,687 9.84 −12.86 1 -2
National Front (FN) 181,351 7.45 +3.35 0 0
New Belgian Front (FNB) 26,775 1.1 +0.03 0 0
Rassemblement Wallonie-France (RWF) 23,090 0.95 N/A 0
CDF 19,718 0.81 N/A 0
Workers' Party of Belgium (PTB+) 19,645 0.81 N/A 0
Movement for a Socialist Alternative (MAS) 5,675 0.23 N/A 0
Total 2,434,693     9