ProDG (Belgium)

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ProDG
Pro Deutschsprachige Gemeinschaft
Leader Clemens Scholzen[1]
Founded 2001
Preceded by PDB-PJU and PDB
Headquarters Kaperberg 6, 4700 Eupen
Ideology Christian democracy[2]
Regionalism[2]
International affiliation None
European affiliation None
European Parliament group None
Colours Orange, Blue
Website
www.prodg.be
Politics of Belgium
Political parties
Elections

ProDG (Pro Deutschsprachige Gemeinschaft), is a regionalist[3] and Christian democratic political party active in the German-speaking community of Belgium. The party brings together politicians from the previous Party of German-speaking Belgians (PDB) and PJU parties. The party was formed in 2008 and first featured on the electoral ballot in 2009. Following the 2009 regional election, the party won 4 out of 25 seats in the Parliament and participated in the regional Government of the German-speaking Community of Belgium with two ministers.[4] In the 2014 regional election, the party won 6 seats and its leader Oliver Paasch will become the new minister-president.[5]

The party was formerly a member of the European Free Alliance.[6]

Election results[edit]

German-speaking Community Parliament[edit]

Election year # of overall votes  % of overall vote  % of language
group vote
# of overall seats won # of language
group seats won
+/- Notes
1990 5,982 15.3 (#4)
4 / 25
1995 5,051 13.6 (#5)
3 / 25
Decrease 1
1999 4,739 12.9 (#4)
3 / 25
Steady 0
2004 4,243 11.7 (#4)
3 / 25
Steady 0 In a government coalition with SP & PFF
2009 6,553 17.5 (#4)
4 / 25
Increase 1 In a government coalition with SP & PFF
2014 8,355 22.2 (#2)
6 / 25
Increase 2 In a government coalition with SP & PFF

European Parliament[edit]

Results for the German-speaking electoral college.

Election year # of overall votes  % of electoral
college vote
# of electoral
college seats won
+/- Notes
1994 5,945 15.5 (#3)
0 / 1
1999 3,661 9.9 (#5)
0 / 1
Steady 0
2004 3,442 9.3 (#5)
0 / 1
Steady 0
2009 3,897 10.1 (#5)
0 / 1
Steady 0
2014 5,113 13.2 (#5)
0 / 1
Steady 0

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