German-speaking electoral college

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German-speaking electoral college
European Parliament constituency
German-speaking electoral college is located in European Parliament constituencies 2014
German-speaking electoral college
Location among the 2014 constituencies
Deutschsprachige Gemeinschaft in Belgium.svg
Shown within Belgium
Member state Belgium
Created 1994
MEPs 1
Sources
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The German-speaking electoral college is one of three constituencies of the European Parliament in Belgium. It elects 1 MEP by first past the post.

This is the European Parliament's smallest constituency, with an electorate at the 2004 election of just 46,914. Since the German-speaking electoral college elects only one member, the winner is effectively chosen by the first past the post method. This makes it the only European Parliament constituency without proportional representation.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency corresponds to the German-speaking Community of Belgium.

Member of the European Parliament[edit]

Term Member Party
1994–2014 Mathieu Grosch Christian Social Party (EPP)
2014–present Pascal Arimont Christian Social Party (EPP)

Election results[edit]

2014[edit]

Party EP Group Votes  % Change
  Christian Social Party (CSP) EPP 11,739 30.36 Decrease 1.89
  Ecolo G-EFA 6,440 16.66 Increase 1.08
  Party for Freedom and Progress (PFF) ALDE 6,204 16.05 Decrease 4.32
  Socialist Party (SP) S&D 5,841 15.11 Increase 0.48
  ProDG None 5,113 13.22 Increase 3.15
  Vivant None 3,328 8.61 Increase 2.36
Total 38,665

2009[edit]

Party EP Group Votes  % Change
  Christian Social Party (CSP) EPP 12,475 32.25 Decrease 10.23
  Party for Freedom and Progress (PFF) ALDE 7,878 20.37 Decrease 2.42
  Ecolo G-EFA 6,025 15.58 Increase 5.09
  Socialist Party (SP) PES 5,658 14.63 Decrease 0.31
  ProDG None 3,895 10.07 Increase 0.77
  Vivant None 2,417 6.25 New
  Europa de Weirte None 328 0.85 New
Total 38,680

2004[edit]

Party EP Group Votes  % Change
  Christian Social Party (CSP) EPP 15,722 42.49 Increase 6.02
  Party for Freedom and Progress (PFF) ELDR 8,434 22.79 Increase 3.19
  Socialist Party (SP) PES 5,527 14.94 Increase 3.52
  Ecolo G-EFA 3,880 10.49 Decrease 6.52
  Party of German-speaking Belgians (PDB) None 3,442 9.3 Decrease 0.62
Total

1999[edit]

Party EP Group Votes  % Change
  Christian Social Party (CSP) EPP 13,456 36.47 Increase 5.18
  Party for Freedom and Progress (PFF) ELDR 7,234 19.60 Decrease 0.46
  Ecolo G-EFA 6,276 17.01 Increase +2.11
  Socialist Party (SP) PES 4,215 11.42 Increase 1.15
  Party of German-speaking Belgians (PDB) None 3,661 9.92 Decrease 5.59
  Vivant None 1,198 3.25 New
  All Others 860 2.16
Total

1994[edit]

Party EP Group Votes  %
  Christian Social Party (CSP) EPP 11,999 31.29
  Party for Freedom and Progress (PFF) ELDR 7,690 20.06
  Party of German-speaking Belgians (PDB) None 5,945 15.51
  Ecolo G 5,714 14.90
  Socialist Party (SP) PES 4,820 12.57
  Juropa None 1,969 5.14
  Workers' Party of Belgium (PAB) None 205 0.53
Total

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