European Parliament election, 2004 (Belgium)

Belgium European Parliament election, 2004

13 June 2004

24 seats to the European Parliament

  First party Second party
 
Leader Jean-Luc Dehaene Frank Vanhecke
Party CD&V Vlaams Belang
Alliance EPP
Last election 3 seats, 13.49% 2 seats, 9.39%
Seats won 4 3
Seat change 1 1
Popular vote 1,131,119 930,731
Percentage 17.43% 14.43%
Swing 3.94% 4.95%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Leader Guy Verhofstadt Elio Di Rupo
Party Open Vld PS
Alliance ALDE PES
Last election 3 seats, 13.61% 3 seats, 9.59%
Seats won 3 4
Seat change 1
Popular vote 880,279 878,577
Percentage 13.56% 13.54%
Swing 1.13% 3.95%

Elections to the European Parliament were held in Belgium on 13 June 2004. The elections produced little overall change in the distribution of seats in the European Parliament among Belgium's many political parties. The two socialist parties improved their vote, while the Green parties lost ground. The Flemish nationalist party the Flemish Bloc (Vlaams Blok) registered the largest gains.

Results

 Summary of the complete results of Belgium's 13 June 2004 election to the European Parliament
2004
Party European party Main candidate Electoral college Votes % +/– E.c. % Seats +/–
Christian Democratic & Flemish (CD&V) + New Flemish Alliance (N-VA) Jean-Luc Dehaene Dutch-speaking 1,131,119 17.43 * 3.94 28.15 4 * 1
Flemish Block (VB) Frank Vanhecke Dutch-speaking 930,731 14.34 4.95 23.16 3 1
Flemish Liberals and Democrats (VLD) + Vivant (VIVANT) Guy Verhofstadt Dutch-speaking 880,279 13.56 * 1.13 21.91 3 * 0
Socialist Party (PS) Elio Di Rupo French-speaking 878,577 13.54 3.95 36.09 4 1
Socialist Party – Differently (SP.A) + Spirit (SPIRIT) Mia De Vits Dutch-speaking 716,317 11.04 * 2.20 17.83 3 * 1
Reformist Movement (MR) Louis Michel French-speaking 671,422 10.35 0.32 27.58 3 0
Humanist Democratic Centre (CDH) Joëlle Milquet French-speaking 368,753 5.68 0.73 15.15 1 0
Green! (GROEN!) Bart Staes Dutch-speaking 320,874 4.94 2.52 7.99 1 1
Ecology Party (ECOLO) Pierre Jonckheer French-speaking 239,687 3.69 4.75 9.84 1 2
Christian Social Party (CSP) Mathieu Grosch German-speaking 15,722 0.24 0.02 42.49 1 0
  National Front (FN) Daniel Féret French-speaking 181,351 2.79 1.27 7.45 0 0
  New Belgian Front (FNB) François-X. Robert French-speaking 26,7750.410.01 1.1000
  Workers' Party+ (PVDA+) Kris Merckx Dutch-speaking 24,807 0.38 0.03 0.62 0 0
  Rally Wallonia France (RWF) Paul-Henry Gendebien French-speaking 23,090 0.36 0.95 0 0
  Francophone Christian Democrats (CDF) ECPM Benoît Veldekens French-speaking 19,718 0.30 0.81 0 0
  Workers' Party+ (PTB+) David Pestieau French-speaking 19,645 0.30 0.81 0 0
  Left Socialist Party (LSP) Anja Deschoemacker Dutch-speaking 14,166 0.22 0.35 0 0
  Party for Freedom and Progress (PFF) + Reformist Movement (MR) Berni Collas German-speaking 8,4340.130.01 22.7900
  Movement for a Socialist Alternative (MAS) Guy Van Sinoy French-speaking 5,675 0.09 0.23 0 0
  Socialist Party (SP) Werner Baumgarten German-speaking 5,5270.090.02 14.9400
  Ecology Party (ECOLO) Lambert Jaegers German-speaking 3,8800.060.04 10.4900
  Party of German-speaking Belgians (PJU-PDB) Dorothea Schwall German-speaking 3,4420.05new9.3000
Valid votes 6,489,991 94.63
Blank and invalid votes 367,995 5.37
Totals 6,857,986 100.00 24 1
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 7,552,240 90.81
Source: Belgian Ministry of the Interior
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