European Parliament election, 1999 (Belgium)

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Belgium European Parliament election, 1999
Belgium
1994 ←
13 June 1999 → 2004

25 seats to the European Parliament
  First party Second party
  No image.svg Miet Smet 2009.jpg
Leader Annemie Neyts-Uyttebroeck Miet Smet
Party Open VLD CVP
Alliance ALDE EPP
Last election 3 seats, 11.37% 4 seats, 16.98%
Seats won 3 3
Seat change Steady Decrease 1
Popular vote 847,099 839,720
Percentage 13.61% 13.49%
Swing Increase 2.24% Decrease 3.49%

  Third party Fourth party
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Leader Daniel Ducarme Philippe Busquin
Party PRL PS
Alliance ALDE PES
Last election 3 seats, 9.21% 3 seats, 10.92%
Seats won 3 3
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 624,445 596,567
Percentage 10.03% 9.59%
Swing Decrease 0.95% Decrease 1.81%

Elections to the European Parliament were held in Belgium on June 13, 1999. The Dutch electoral college elected 14 MEPs, the French electoral college elected 10 MEPs and the German-speaking electoral college elected 1 MEP. The European elections were held on the same day as the federal election and the regional elections.

Results[edit]

National[edit]

e • d Summary of the results of Belgium's 13 June 1999 election to the European Parliament
← 199419992004 →
National party European party Main candidate E.c.(*) Votes  % +/– E.c. % Seats +/–
  Flemish Liberals and Democrats (VLD) Annemie Neyts Dutch-speaking 847,099 13.61 2.24 Increase 21.88 3 0 Steady
  Christian's People Party (CVP) Miet Smet Dutch-speaking 839,720 13.49 3.49 Decrease 21.68 3 1 Decrease
  Liberal Reformist Party (PRL) + Democratic Front of Francophones (FDF) Daniel Ducarme French-speaking 624,445 10.03 0.95 Increase 26.99 3 0 Steady
  Socialist Party (PS) Philippe Busquin French-speaking 596,567 9.59 1.81 Decrease 25.78 3 0 Steady
  Flemish Block (VB) Frank Vanhecke Dutch-speaking 584,392 9.39 1.61 Increase 15.09 2 0 Steady
  Socialist Party (SP) Frank Vandenbroucke Dutch-speaking 550,237 8.84 2.08 Decrease 14.21 2 1 Decrease
  Confederated Ecologists (ECOLO) Paul Lannoye French-speaking 525,316 8.44 3.57 Increase 22.70 3 2 Increase
  People's Union–ID21 (VU-ID) Bert Anciaux Dutch-speaking 471,238 7.57 * 7.57 Increase 12.17 2 1 Increase
  Living Differently (AGALEV) Patsy Sörensen Dutch-speaking 464,042 7.46 0.82 Increase 11.98 2 1 Increase
  Christian Social Party (PSC) Michel Hansenne French-speaking 307,912 4.95 2.09 Decrease 13.31 1 1 Decrease
  Christian Social Party (CSP) Mathieu Grosch German-speaking 13,456 0.22 0.02 Increase 36.47 1 0 Steady
  Vivant (VIVANT)



Dutch-speaking
French-speaking
122,240
67,107
55,133
1.97
1.08
0.89
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1.73
2.38
0
0
0
new


  National Front (FN) Daniel Féret French-speaking 94,848 1.52 1.43 Decrease 4.10 0 1 Decrease
Others (parties or candidates that won less than 4% of the regional vote and no seats) 0
Valid votes 6,223,142 93.07
Blank and invalid votes 463,078 6.93
Totals 6,686,220 100.00 25 0 Steady
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 7,343,464 91.05 0.39 Increase
Source: Belgian Ministry of the Interior
(*) : electoral college


Dutch-speaking electoral college[edit]

Party/Alliance Votes  % +/− Seats +/−
  Flemish Liberals and Democrats (VLD) 847,099 21.88 +3.52 3 Steady 0
  Christian's People Party (CVP) 839,720 21.68 −5.75 3 Decrease 1
  Flemish Bloc (VB) 584,392 15.09 +2.53 2 Steady 0
  Socialist Party (SP) 550,237 14.21 −3.42 2 Decrease 1
  People's Union-ID (VU-ID) 471,238 12.17 +5.08 2 Increase 1
  Agalev 464,042 11.98 +1.25 2 Increase 1
  Vivant 67,107 1.73 +1.73 0 Steady 0
  All others 48,589 1.25 0 Steady 0
  • All parties with more than 50,000 votes are listed.

French-speaking electoral college[edit]

Party/Alliance Votes  % +/− Seats +/−
  PRL-FDF 624,445 26.99% +2.74% 3 0
  PS 596,567 25.78% −4.66% 3 0
  Ecolo 525,316 22.70% +9.68% 3 +2
  PSC 307,912 13.31% −5.50% 1 −1
  FN 94,848 4.10% −3.77% 0 −1
  Vivant 55,133 2.38% +2.38% 0 0
  All Others 109,597 4.74% 0 0
  • All parties with more than 50,000 votes are listed.

German-speaking electoral college[edit]

Party/Alliance Votes  % +/− Seats +/−
  CSP-EVP 13,456 36.47% +5.18 % 1 0
  PFF 7,234 19.60% −0.46% 0 0
  Ecolo 6,276 17.01% +2.11% 0 0
  SP 4,215 11.42% +1.15% 0 0
  PDB 3,661 9.92% −5.59% 0 0
  Vivant 1,198 3.25% +3.25% 0 0
  All Others 860 2.16% 0 0
  • All parties with more than 1,000 votes are listed.