Belgian local elections, 2000

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Belgian local elections, 2000

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The Belgian provincial, municipal and district elections of 2000 took place on Sunday October 8, 2000. The electors elected the municipal councillors of 589 cities and towns (308 in the Flemish Region, 262 in the Walloon Region and 19 in the Brussels-Capital Region) as well as the ten provincial councils. Additionally, the newly established district councils in the city of Antwerp were elected for the first time.

Newly elected councillors took office in January 2001, with a six-year term ending in 2007. The next local elections took place on October 8, 2006.

Soon after this election, the federal government under Verhofstadt transferred the responsibility over local government to the three regional governments, including the responsibility of organising local elections.

Flanders[edit]

Provinces[edit]

Party / Alliance Antwerp East Flanders Flemish Brabant Limburg West Flanders Total
CVP 21 25 22 27 33 128
VLD 20 27 21 18 20 106
SP 12 13 12 21 18 76
VB 20 12 10 7 5 54
Agalev 9 5 8 0 4 26
Volksunie 2 2 5 2 4 15
UF 6 6
Total 84 84 84 75 84 411

Antwerp[edit]

Party Votes % +/– Seats +/–
Christian People's Party (Christelijke Volkspartij) 249,840 23.29 3.89 Decrease 21 6 Decrease
Flemish Block (Vlaams Blok) 237,142 22.11 4.96 Increase 20 4 Increase
Flemish Liberals and Democrats (Vlaamse Liberalen en Democraten) 222,306 20.72 5.82 Increase 20 7 Increase
Socialist Party (Socialistische Partij) 149,083 13.90 2.26 Decrease 12 3 Decrease
Agalev 120,911 11.27 0.39 Decrease 9 0 Steady
People's Union (Volksunie & ID) 64,096 5.97 5.97 Increase 2 2 Increase

Municipalities[edit]

Antwerp
Party Votes % +/– Seats +/–
Flemish Block 89,213 32.95 4.92 Increase 20 2 Increase
SP 52,760 19.49 0.97 Decrease 12 1 Decrease
VLD 45,903 16.95 4.96 Increase 10 3 Increase
CVP 30,096 11.12 6
Agalev 29,966 11.07 1.97 Decrease 6 1 Decrease
VU–ID 8,422 3.11 1
Valid votes 270,750 96.93
Blanco and invalid votes 8,579 3.07
Total 279,329 100.00 55
Electorate and voter turnout 316,926 88.14
Ghent
Party Votes % +/– Seats +/–
SP 36,829 25.07 3.26 Increase 14 1 Increase
VLD 30,895 21.03 0.69 Decrease 11 2 Decrease
Flemish Block 28,699 19.54 6.88 Increase 11 4 Increase
CVP 26,344 17.93 3.63 Decrease 10 2 Decrease
Agalev 13,385 9.11 0.68 Decrease 4 1 Decrease
VU–ID 5,828 3.97 3.97 Increase 1 0 Steady
Other parties 4,910 3.34
Valid votes 146,890 95.89
Blanco and invalid votes 6,289 4.11
Total 153,179 100.00 51
Electorate and voter turnout 168,441 90.94

Wallonia[edit]

Provinces[edit]

Party / Alliance Hainaut Liège Luxembourg Namur Walloon Brabant Total
PS 39 33 11 19 13 115
PRL-MCC1 19 20 18 17 74
PRL-FDF1 23 23
PSC 13 13 16 13 8 63
Ecolo 12 12 2 7 11 44
FN 1 0 0 0 0 1
CSP2 3 3
PFF2 2 2
SP2 1 1
Vivant 0 0 0 1 1
Total 84 84 47 56 56 327
  1. The Parti Réformateur Libéral participated in the election in an electoral coalition with the Front Démocratique des Francophones in Walloon Brabant and with the Mouvement des Citoyens pour le Changement in the four other provinces.
  2. The Christlich-Soziale Partei, the Partei für Freiheit und Fortschritt and the Sozialistische Partei are German-speaking parties. They are only active in the German-speaking Community of Belgium.