Walloon Parliament

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Coordinates: 50°27′50.31″N 4°52′24.64″E / 50.4639750°N 4.8735111°E / 50.4639750; 4.8735111

Walloon Parliament
Parlement wallon
Wallonisches Parlament
Pårlumint walon
Type
Type Unicameral
Leadership
President Patrick Dupriez, Ecolo
Since 14 March, 2012
Structure
Seats 75
Length of term 5 years
Elections
Last election 7 June 2009
Next election May 2014
Meeting place
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Saint-Gilles building, Namur
Website
http://parlement.wallonie.be/

The Walloon Parliament (French: Parlement wallon), formerly the Walloon Regional Council (Conseil régional wallon), is the Parliament of Wallonia, one of the self-governing Regions of Belgium with Flanders and the Brussels-Capital Region. The parliament building, the former Hospice Saint-Gilles, is situated in Namur, the capital of Wallonia, at the symbolic confluence of the Meuse and the Sambre, the two main rivers of the most inhabited parts of the country, the Sillon industriel. On the other side of the Meuse, facing the Parliament, is the Élysette, the seat of the Walloon government.

All members of the Walloon Parliament are also members of the Parliament of the French Community, except for German-speaking members (currently Monika Dethier-Neumann and Edmund Stoffels) who represent the German-speaking population and are advisory members of the Parliament of the German-speaking Community.

The parliament exercises several functions:

  • It discusses and passes decrees, and they can take initiatives to draw them up. After this, decrees are sanctioned and promulgated by the Walloon Government.
  • It controls the Walloon Government. Control is exercised via the vote.
  • It ratifies the international treaties linked to its powers.

Compositions[edit]

2009-2014 (current)[edit]

This is the composition of the Walloon Parliament following the 2009 regional election. The PS, Ecolo and CDH formed together a government.

Seat division of the Parliament after the elections of 2009
Affiliation Members
  Parti Socialiste ("Socialist Party") 29
  Mouvement Réformateur ("Reformist Movement") 19
  Ecolo 14
  Centre démocrate humaniste ("Humanist Democratic Centre") 13
 Total
75

2004-2009[edit]

This was the composition of the Walloon Parliament following the 2004 regional election. The PS and Ecolo formed together a government.

Seat division of the Parliament after the elections of 2004
Affiliation Members
  Parti Socialiste ("Socialist Party") 34
  Mouvement Réformateur ("Reformist Movement") 20
  Centre démocrate humaniste ("Humanist Democratic Centre") 14
  Front National ("National Front") 4
  Ecolo 3
 Total
75

1999-2004[edit]

This was the composition of the Walloon Parliament following the 1999 regional election. The PS, Ecolo and PRL formed together a government.

Seat division of the Parliament after the elections of 1999
Affiliation Members
  Parti Socialiste ("Socialist Party") 25
  Parti Réformateur Libéral ("Reformist Movement")
with Front Démocratique des Francophones ("Democratic Front of the Francophones")
21
  Ecolo 14
  Parti Social Chrétien ("Christian Socialist Party") 14
  Front National ("National Front") 1
 Total
75

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