Belgium

Results of the 26 May 2019 European elections

Political partiesEuropean affiliationNumber of votesPercentage of votesNumber of seatsTrend compared with 2014
Dutch Speaking College :
New Flemish Alliance (N-VA)ECR954 04822.44%3
Flemish Interest (VB)Identity and democracy811 16919.08%3
Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats - VLDRenew Europe678 05115.95%2
Social Christian Party EPP617 65114.53% 2
GreensGreens/EFA525 90812.37%1
Socialist Party Differently (SP.A)S&D434 00210.21%1
Belgian Labour PartyGUE/NGL210 3914.95% 0
Volt Belgium20 3850.48% 0
French Speaking College :
Socialist Party (SP)S&D651 157 26.69%2
Confederate Ecologists for the Organisation of Original Battles
ECOLO
Greens/EFA485 655 19.91%2
Reform Movement (MR)Renew Europe470 654 19.29% 2
Workers' Party of BelgiumGUE/NGL355 883 14.59%1
Democratic Humanist Centre (CDH)EPP218 0788.94%1
DEFI (Democratic, Federalist, Independent)144 5555.92%0
People's Party (PP)113 7934.66% 0
German Speaking College :
Christian Social Party (CSP)EPP14 247 34.90%1
Confederate Ecologists for the Organisation of Original Battles
ECOLO
6 67516.40%0
Pro German Speaking Community5 36013.10%0

List of MEPs

Dutch speaking college :
PEETERS KrisChristian Democratic and FlemishEPP
FRANSSEN CindyChristian Democratic and FlemishEPP
VAN BREMPT Kathleen Flemish Socialist PartyS&D
VERHOFSTADT Guy Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats - VLDRenew Europe
VAUTMANS Hilde Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats - VLDRenew Europe
DE SUTTER Petra GreensGreens/EFA
BOURGEOIS Geert New Flemish AllianceECR
KANKO Assita New Flemish AllianceECR
VAN OVERTVELDT Johan New Flemish AllianceECR
ANNEMANS Gerolf Flemish Interest
(Vlaams Belang)
Identity and Democracy
VATLET Patsy Flemish Interest
(Vlaams Belang)
Identity and Democracy
DE MAN Filip Flemish Interest
(Vlaams Belang)
Identity and Democracy
French speaking college :
LUTGEN BenoîtDemocratic Humanist Centre - CDHEPP
TARABELLA MarcSocialist PartyS&D
ARENA Maria Socialist PartyS&D
CHASTEL Olivier Reform Movement - MRRenew Europe
RIES Frédérique Reform Movement - MRRenew Europe
LAMBERTS Philippe ECOLOGreens/EFA
BRICMONT Saskia ECOLOGreens/EFA
BOTENGA Marc Workers' Party of BelgiumGUE/NGL
German speaking college :
ARIMONT Pascal Christian Social PartyEPP

 

Electoral Procedures

> Election Dates : 26 May 2019
> Number of MEPs: 21
> At what age can one vote? 18 years
> At what age can one be elected? 21 years
> Who can vote? European or Belgian citizens living in Belgium.

Electoral rules

> Voting method : Proportional representation (open list, possibility of mixing)
> Means for attributing seats D’Hondt Method
> Can candidates be chosen from a list? Oui
> Number of constituencies: 3
> Number MEPs per constituency : Collège électorale français (8) ; Collège électorale germanophone (1) ; Nederlands Kiescollege (13)

Institutions and political situation

Constitutional Monarchy, democracy
Head of State : King Philippe
Prime Minister : Charles Michel

Economy

> Currency : Euro
> GDP : 437 204 millions € (2017)
> GDP per capita (PPS) : 38 500 € (2017)
> GDP Growth : -1,7% (2017)
> Unemployment: 6,5% (August 2018, data adjusted to seasonal variations)
> Inflation : 2,8% (September 2018, annual inflation rate)
> Public Debt: 106.3% of the GDP (Q2 2018)
> Public deficit : -1% of the GDP (2017)

Geography and population

Surface Area : 30,528km² (source : The CIA World Factbook)
– 11.4 million inhabitants (Eurostat,  January 2018)

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