European Parliament election, 1979 (Belgium)

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Belgium, European Parliament election, 1979
Belgium
10 June 1979 → 1984

24 seats to the European Parliament
  First party Second party
  Leo Tindemans (2006) cropped.jpg Karel Van Miert.jpg
Leader Leo Tindemans Karel Van Miert
Party CVP sp.a
Alliance EPP PES
Seats won 7 3
Popular vote 1,607,941 698,889
Percentage 29.54% 12.84%

  Third party Fourth party
  Lizin.jpg Ministers Belgische Kabinet. Vice Eerste Minister W. De Clercq (PVV).jpg
Leader Anne-Marie Lizin Willy De Clercq
Party PS Open VLD
Alliance PES ALDE
Seats won 4 2
Popular vote 575,824 512,363
Percentage 10.58% 9.41%

Elections to the European Parliament were held in Belgium on June 10, 1979. The Dutch-speaking electoral college elected 13 MEPs and the French-speaking electoral college elected 11 MEPs.

Results[edit]

National[edit]

e • d Summary of the results of Belgium's 10 June 1979 election to the European Parliament
19791984 →
National party European party Main candidate Electoral college (E.c.) Votes  % +/– E.c. % Seats +/–
Christian People's Party (CVP) EPP Leo Tindemans Dutch-speaking 1,607,941 29.54 48.09 7
Socialist Party (SP) SOC Karel Van Miert Dutch-speaking 698,889 12.84 20.90 3
Socialist Party (PS) SOC Anne-Marie Lizin French-speaking 575,824 10.58 27.43 4
Party for Freedom and Progress (PVV) LDR Willy De Clercq Dutch-speaking 512,363 9.41 15.32 2
Christian Social Party (PSC) EPP Charles-Ferdinand Nothomb French-speaking 445,912 8.19 21.24 3
  Democratic Front of Francophones (FDF) none Antoinette Spaak French-speaking 414,603 7.62 19.75 2
Liberal Reformist Party (PRL) LDR Jean Rey French-speaking 372,904 6.85 17.76 2
People's Union (VU) TGI Maurits Coppieters Dutch-speaking 324,540 5.96 9.71 1
  Communist Party (KPB/PCB)


Total
Dutch-speaking
French-speaking
145,796
39,773
106,023
2.68
0.73
1.95

1.19
5.05
0
Confederated Ecologists (ECOLO) French-speaking 107,833 1.98 5.14 0
Living Differently (AGALEV) Dutch-speaking 77,986 1.43 2.33 0
Flemish Block (VB) Dutch-speaking 73,174 1.28 2.10 0
Flemish People's Party (VVP) Dutch-speaking 34,706 0.64 1.04 0
Others (parties or candidates that won less than 1% of the regional vote and no seats) 0
Valid votes 5,442,978 87.61
Blank and invalid votes 769,753 12.39
Totals 6,212,731 100.00 24
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 6,800,584 91.36

Dutch-speaking electoral college[edit]

Party/Alliance Votes  % +/− Seats +/−
  CVP 1,607,941 48.09% 7
  BSP 698,889 20.90% 3
  PVV 512,363 15.32% 2
  VU 324,540 9.71% 1
  Agalev 77,986 2.33% 0
  All Others 121,783 3.64% 0

French-speaking electoral college[edit]

Party/Alliance Votes  % +/− Seats +/−
  PS 575,824 27.43% 4
  PSC 445,912 21.24% 3
  FDF-RW 414,603 19.75% 2
  PRL 372,904 17.76% 2
  Ecolo 107,833 5.14% 0
  PCB 106,023 5.05% 0
  All Others 76,377 3.64% 0