ProDG (Belgium)

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ProDG
Pro Deutschsprachige Gemeinschaft
Leader Clemens Scholzen[1]
Founded 2008 (2008)
Preceded by PDB-PJU and PDB
Headquarters Kaperberg 6, 4700 Eupen
Ideology Christian democracy[2]
Regionalism[2][3]
Political position Centre to centre-right
European affiliation None
International affiliation FUEN[4]
European Parliament group None
Colours Orange, Blue
Website
www.prodg.be

ProDG (Pro Deutschsprachige Gemeinschaft), is a regionalist[2][3] and Christian-democratic[2] political party active in the German-speaking community of Belgium. The party brings together politicians from the previous Party of German-speaking Belgians (PDB) and PJU parties. The party was formed in 2008 and first featured on the electoral ballot in 2009. Following the 2009 regional election, the party won four out of 25 seats in the Parliament and participated in the regional Government of the German-speaking Community of Belgium with two ministers.[5] In the 2014 regional election, the party won six seats and its leader Oliver Paasch became the new minister-president.[6]

The party was formerly a member of the European Free Alliance.[7]

Election results[edit]

German-speaking Community Parliament[edit]

Election year # of votes % of votes # of seats won +/- Notes
2009 6,553 17.5 (#4)
4 / 25
In a government coalition with SP & PFF
2014 8,355 22.2 (#2)
6 / 25
Increase 2 In a government coalition with SP & PFF

European Parliament[edit]

Results for the German-speaking electoral college.

Election year # of overall votes % of electoral
college vote
# of electoral
college seats won
+/- Notes
2009 3,897 10.1 (#5)
0 / 1
Steady 0
2014 5,113 13.2 (#5)
0 / 1
Steady 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prodg.be: Menschen bei ProDG
  2. ^ a b c d Nordsieck, Wolfram (2014). "German-speaking Community/Belgium". Parties and Elections in Europe.
  3. ^ a b Régis Dandoy; Arjan Schakel (19 November 2013). Regional and National Elections in Western Europe: Territoriality of the Vote in Thirteen Countries. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 54–. ISBN 978-1-137-02544-9.
  4. ^ FUEN Members: Regionalpartei ProDG.
  5. ^ flandersnews.be June 12, 2009, Coalition accord in German-speaking Belgium Archived June 18, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Paasch nieuwe minister-president van Duitstalige regering
  7. ^ http://www.e-f-a.org/fileadmin/user_upload/documents/3.4.4.3_EFA-THE-INTERNATIONALISM.pdf

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