European Parliament election, 1989 (Belgium)

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Belgium, European Parliament election, 1989
Belgium
1984 ←
18 June 1989 → 1994

24 seats to the European Parliament
  First party Second party
  Leo Tindemans (2006) cropped.jpg No image.svg
Leader Leo Tindemans Ernest Glinne
Party CVP PS
Alliance EPP PES
Last election 4 seats, 19.80% 5 seats, 13.32%
Seats won 5 5
Seat change Increase 1 Steady
Popular vote 1,247,075 854,207
Percentage 21.14% 14.48%
Swing Increase 1.34% Increase 1.16%

  Third party Fourth party
  No image.svg Ministers Belgische Kabinet. Vice Eerste Minister W. De Clercq (PVV).jpg
Leader Marc Galle Willy De Clercq
Party sp.a Open Vld
Alliance PES ALDE
Last election 4 seats, 17.12% 2 seats, 10.60%
Seats won 3 3
Seat change Decrease 1 Increase 1
Popular vote 733,242 678,421
Percentage 12.43% 11.37%
Swing Decrease 4.69% Increase 0.77%

Elections to the European Parliament were held in Belgium on June 18, 1989. The Dutch-speaking electoral college elected 13 MEPs and the French-speaking electoral college elected 11 MEPs.

The first election to the newly established Brussels Regional Council was held on the same day.

Results[edit]

National[edit]

e • d Summary of the results of Belgium's 18 June 1989 election to the European Parliament
← 198419891994 →
National party European party Main candidate Electoral college (E.c.) Votes  % +/– E.c. % Seats +/–
Christian People's Party (CVP) Leo Tindemans Dutch-speaking 1,247,075 21.14 34.08 5 1 Increase
Socialist Party (PS) Ernest Glinne French-speaking 854,207 14.48 38.13 5 0 Steady
Socialist Party (SP) Marc Galle Dutch-speaking 733,242 12.43 20.04 3 1 Decrease
Party for Freedom and Progress (PVV) Willy De Clercq Dutch-speaking 625,561 10.60 17.10 2 0 Steady
  Christian Social Party (PSC) Gérard Deprez French-speaking 476,795 8.08 21.28 2 0 Steady
Living Differently (AGALEV) Paul Staes Dutch-speaking 446,539 7.57 12.20 1 0 Steady
  Liberal Reformist Party (PRL) François-Xavier de Donnéa French-speaking 423,479 7.18 18.90 2 1 Decrease
  Confederated Ecologists (ECOLO) Paul Lannoye French-speaking 371,053 6.29 16.56 2 1 Increase
People's Union (VU) Jaak Vandemeulebroucke Dutch-speaking 318,153 5.39 8.70 1 1 Decrease
Flemish Block (VB) Karel Dillen Dutch-speaking 241,117 4.09 6.59 1 1 Increase
  Democratic Front of Francophones (FDF) French-speaking 85,867 1.46 3.83 0 0 Steady
Others (parties or candidates that won less than 1% of the national vote and no seats) 0
Valid votes 5,899,300 91.62
Blank and invalid votes 539,438 8.38
Totals 6,438,738 100.00 24 0 Steady
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 7,096,273 90.73 1.36 Decrease

Dutch-speaking electoral college[edit]

Party/Alliance Votes  % +/− Seats +/−
  Christian Democratic and Flemish (CVP) 1,247,075 34.08% +1.55% 5 +1
  Socialist Party (SP) 733,242 20.04% −8.09% 3 −1
  Flemish Liberals and Democrats (PVV) 625,561 17.10% +2.91% 2 0
  Agalev-Groen 446,539 12.20% +5.12% 1 0
  People's Union (VU) - EVA 318,153 8.70% −5.21% 1 −1
  Vlaams Blok 241,117 6.59% +4.49% 1 +1
  All Others 47,219 1.29% 0 0
  • All parties with more than 50,000 votes are listed.

French-speaking electoral college[edit]

Party/Alliance Votes  % +/− Seats +/−
  Socialist Party (PS) 854,207 38.13% +4.09% 5 0
  Christian Social Party (PSC) 476,795 21.28% +1.81% 2 0
  Liberal Reformist Party (PRL) 423,479 18.90% −5.24% 2 −1
  Ecolo 371,053 16.56% +6.71% 2 +1
  Democratic Front of Francophones (FDF) 85,867 3.83% −2.55% 0 0
  All Others 28,993 1.29% 0 0
  • All parties with more than 50,000 votes are listed.