Belgian regional elections, 2014

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Regional elections were held in Belgium on 25 May 2014 to choose representatives for the Flemish Parliament, Walloon Parliament, Brussels Parliament and the Parliament of the German-speaking Community. These elections were held on the same day as the 2014 European elections as well as the 2014 Belgian federal election.

The Parliament of the French Community is composed of all elected members of the Walloon Parliament (except German-speaking members) and 19 of the French-speaking members of the Brussels Parliament.

Flemish Parliament[edit]

Flemish parliamentary election, 2014
Flanders
← 2009 25 May 2014 (2014-05-25) 2019 →

All 124 seats in the Flemish Parliament
63 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 92.67%
  First party Second party Third party
  Homans cropped.jpg Kris-peeters-1391318830.jpg Gwendolyn-rutten-1379344162.jpg
Leader Liesbeth Homans Kris Peeters Gwendolyn Rutten
Party N-VA CD&V Open Vld
Last election 16 seats, 13.06% 31 seats, 22.86% 21 seats, 14.99%
Seats won 43 27 19
Seat change Increase 27 Decrease 4 Decrease 2
Popular vote 1,339,946 860,694 594,469
Percentage 31.88% 20.48% 14.15%
Swing Increase 18.83 Decrease 2.37 Decrease 0.85

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Tobback cropped.jpg Wouter Van Besien.jpg
Leader Bruno Tobback Wouter Van Besien Guy D'haeseleer
Party sp.a GROEN Vlaams Belang
Last election 19 seats, 15.27% 7 seats, 6.77% 21 seats, 15.28%
Seats won 18 10 6
Seat change Decrease 1 Increase 3 Decrease 15
Popular vote 587,903 365,781 248,840
Percentage 13.99% 8.7% 5.92%
Swing Decrease 1.28 Increase 1.94 Decrease 9.36

Flemish Government before election

Peeters II Government
CD&Vsp.aN-VA coalition

Elected Flemish Government

Bourgeois Government
N-VACD&VOpen Vld coalition

Number of seats per constituency in Flanders
Incumbent Minister-President Kris Peeters (CD&V)

All 124 members of the Flemish Parliament were elected. The five Flemish provinces (West Flanders, East Flanders, Antwerp, Flemish Brabant and Limburg) each are a constituency, plus the Brussels-Capital Region where those voting for a Dutch-language party can also vote in the Flemish election.

The incumbent Peeters II Government was made up of a coalition of CD&V, N-VA and sp.a. Minister-President Kris Peeters (CD&V) consistently polled as one of the most popular politicians in Flanders. He is a candidate to succeed himself as Minister-President. Other parties did not put forward an explicit candidate to be Minister-President.

Since the elections coincide with the federal elections, a lot of the campaigning and debates have been about federal matters. Nonetheless, the sixth state reform has transferred a lot of powers from the federal state to the regional level, such as child benefits.

Other major election topics include the reform of the secondary education, and mobility around Antwerp, in particular the Oosterweel Link.

Opinion polls[edit]

Date Polling Firm CD&V VB sp.a VLD N-VA Groen PVDA Others Lead
25 May 2014 Flemish Elections 20.5 5.9 14.0 14.2 31.9 8.7 2.5 2.3 11.4
16 May De Standaard 20.0 8.4 14.4 13.1 31.8 9.5 2.6 0.2 11.8
25 Apr De Standaard 20.0 6.7 14.5 12.7 33.2 9.1 1.7 2.1 13.2
23 Apr Le Soir 17.6 10.3 13.5 13.5 32.8 8.7 3.4 0.2 15.2
15 Apr La Libre Belgique 16.9 9.9 13.6 13.5 32.9 7.6 4.1 1.5 16.0
21 Feb La Libre Belgique 17.6 9.8 14.6 12.8 32.3 7.3 3.7 1.9 14.7
13 Feb Le Soir 18.5 7.6 13.3 13.3 32.3 8.4 2.7 3.9 13.8
2014
24 Nov La Libre Belgique 17.9 9.9 14.1 12.4 30.8 8.0 2.0 4.9 12.9
21 Nov Le Soir 17.4 9.6 13.1 14.4 31.2 8.9 3.0 2.4 13.8
2 Sep La Libre Belgique 17.3 11.3 12.0 11.8 35.5 6.9 1.5 3.7 18.2
16 Jun Le Soir 15.7 9.4 13.9 13.2 35.0 7.7 - 5.1 19.3
25 May La Libre Belgique 15.9 12.9 14.1 12.9 32.8 6.5 2.5 2.4 16.9
25 May De Standaard 17.4 10.6 14.7 10.1 32.1 9.5 2.5 3.1 14.7
24 Mar Le Soir 16.7 10.5 13.6 12.3 33.6 7.7 2.8 2.8 16.9
16 Mar Het Laatste Nieuws 15.1 11.3 14.7 12.1 33.8 8.4 - 4.6 18.7
22 Feb La Libre Belgique 14.1 6.8 14.9 10.0 39.0 8.7 2.4 4.1 24.1
2013
30 Nov La Libre Belgique 16.5 10.7 14.4 9.6 35.4 8.0 3.6 1.8 18.9
14 Oct 2012 Provincial elections 21.4 8.9 13.6 14.6 28.5 8.3 2.1 2.5 7.1
14 Sep De Standaard 18.5 9.5 14.5 10.7 36.3 7.9 - 2.6 17.8
5 Sep La Libre Belgique 13.4 10.0 13.5 11.6 40.1 7.5 2.7 1.2 26.6
2012
2 Dec La Libre Belgique 12.6 8.4 13.9 12.6 39.8 7.5 - 5.2 25.9
2011
10 Jun 2010 Federal Elections 17.6 12.6 15.0 14.0 28.2 7.1 1.3 4.1 10.6
2 Apr De Standaard 22.2 14.0 15.9 17.6 14.8 8.1 - 7.4 4.6
2010
9 Oct De Standaard 24.4 12.8 15.0 16.7 13.5 8.5 - 9.1 7.7
7 Jun 2009 Flemish Elections 22.9 15.3 15.3 15.0 13.1 6.8 1.0 10.7 7.6

Main candidates[edit]

National party Antwerp (province) Antwerp East Flanders East Flanders Flemish Brabant Flemish Brabant Limburg (Belgium) Limburg West Flanders West Flanders Brussels Brussels
Major parties
  Christian Democratic and Flemish (CD&V) Kris Peeters Joke Schauvliege Peter Van Rompuy Jo Vandeurzen Hilde Crevits Bianca Debaets
  Green (Groen) Wouter Van Besien Elisabeth Meuleman Hermes Sanctorum Johan Danen Bart Caron Elke Van den Brandt
  New Flemish Alliance (N-VA) Liesbeth Homans Matthias Diependaele Ben Weyts Jan Peumans Geert Bourgeois Karl Vanlouwe
  Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats (Open Vld) Bart Somers Mathias De Clercq Gwendolyn Rutten Marino Keulen Bart Tommelein Ann Brusseel
  Socialist Party–Differently (sp.a) Caroline Gennez Freya Van den Bossche Bruno Tobback Ingrid Lieten John Crombez Yamila Idrissi
  Flemish Interest (Vlaams Belang) Anke Van dermeersch Guy D'haeseleer Joris Van Hauthem Chris Janssens Stefaan Sintobin Frédéric Erens
Minor parties
  Workers' Party (PVDA+) Jos D'Haese Dirk Goemaere Line De Witte Gaby Colebunders Bart Desmedt
  Pirate Party Kjell Segers Sarah Van Liefferinge David Knapen Jonas Degrave

Results[edit]

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The winner is by far the N-VA, especially compared to the 2009 regional elections but also to the 2010 federal elections. Groen also gained votes, whereas CD&V, sp.a, Open Vld and especially Vlaams Belang lost votes. LDD did not compete and is no longer in parliament.

The Union of Francophones (UF) narrowly reached the 5% election threshold in Flemish Brabant, thereby keeping their only seat.

The incumbent government parties N-VA, CD&V and sp.a would have a large majority; it was however not expected that sp.a and N-VA will be together in a coalition.

Initially, N-VA and CD&V were negotiating to form a Flemish Government. However, since Open Vld was needed for a federal coalition and they wanted to be in both or neither governments, they joined the Flemish negotiations. On 25 July 2014, the new Bourgeois Government was sworn in, led by Minister-President Geert Bourgeois (N-VA). Outgoing Minister-President Kris Peeters (CD&V) became minister in the federal Michel Government.


e • d Summary of the 25 May 2014 Flemish Parliament election results
← 200920142019 →
Party Main ideology Leader(s) Votes  % +/– Seats +/–
FLA BRU TOT
New Flemish Alliance (N-VA) centre-right Flemish nationalism Bart De Wever 1,339,946 31.88 18.83 Increase 42 1
43 / 124
27 Increase
Christian Democratic & Flemish (CD&V) Christian democracy Wouter Beke 860,694 20.48 2.37 Decrease 26 1
27 / 124
4 Decrease
Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats (Open Vld) Liberalism Gwendolyn Rutten 594,469 14.15 0.85 Decrease 17 2
19 / 124
2 Decrease
Socialist Party – Differently (sp.a) Social democracy Bruno Tobback 587,903 13.99 1.28 Decrease 17 1
18 / 124
1 Decrease
Green (Groen) Green politics Wouter Van Besien 365,781 8.70 1.94 Increase 9 1
10 / 124
3 Increase
Flemish Interest (Vlaams Belang) far-right Flemish nationalism Gerolf Annemans 248,840 5.92 9.36 Decrease 6 0
6 / 124
15 Decrease
Union of Francophones (UF) Francophone minority politics Four co-chairmen 34,741 0.83 0.32 Decrease 1 0
1 / 124
0 Steady
Workers' Party+ (PVDA+) Socialism/Communism Peter Mertens 106,114 2.53 1.04 Increase 0 0
0 / 124
0 Steady
Libertarian, Direct, Democratic (LDD) Libertarianism Jean-Marie Dedecker N/A N/A N/A 0 0
0 / 124
8 Decrease
Others (parties and candidates that received less than 1% of the vote and no seats) 63,974 0 0
0 / 124
Valid votes 4,202,462 95.03
Blank and invalid votes 219,574 4.97
Totals 4,422,036 100.00 118 6
124 / 124
0 Steady
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 4,771,657 92.67
Source:

Notes:
1) FLA = Flanders, BRU = Brussels (Capital Region), TOT = total

Vote share
N-VA
31.88%
CD&V
20.48%
Open Vld
14.15%
sp.a
13.99%
Groen
8.70%
VB
5.92%
PVDA+
2.53%
UF
0.83%
Other
1.52%

In detail[edit]

The candidate receiving the most preference votes was Liesbeth Homans (N-VA) in Antwerp, with 159,965 votes, ahead of Kris Peeters (CD&V).

The highest percentage of votes in a municipality (apart from the French-speaking list in the Brussels Periphery) was achieved by N-VA in Schilde (near Antwerp city) with 51,27% of the votes.

Party Total Antwerp Brussels East Flanders Flemish Brabant Limburg West Flanders
Votes Perc. Seats Votes Perc. Seats Votes Perc. Seats Votes Perc. Seats Votes Perc. Seats Votes Perc. Seats Votes Perc. Seats
N-VA 1,339,943 31.88 43 411,001 36.46 14 9,508 18.31 1 300,638 30.65 9 204,139 29.43 7 176,512 32.15 5 238,148 29.78 7
CD&V 860,685 20.48 27 225,891 20.04 7 6,284 12.10 1 179,572 18.31 5 118,669 17.11 4 127,656 23.25 4 202,622 25.34 6
Open Vld 594,464 14.15 19 108,209 9.60 3 12,461 24.00 2 169,726 17.30 5 133,362 19.23 4 66,269 12.07 2 104,442 13.06 3
sp.a 587,901 13.99 18 128,760 11.42 4 9,558 18.41 1 139,640 14.24 4 85,105 12.27 2 94,721 17.25 3 130,119 16.27 4
Groen 365,779 8.70 10 111,234 9.87 3 10,660 20.53 1 88,977 9.07 2 64,836 9.35 2 32,713 5.96 1 57,361 7.17 1
Vlaams Belang 248,840 5.92 6 79,588 7.06 2 2,960 5.70 0 62,881 6.41 2 30,531 4.40 0 32,392 5.90 1 40,488 5.06 1
PVDA+ 106,114 2.53 0 43,694 3.88 0 N/A 23,029 2.35 0 12,212 1.76 0 14,257 2.60 0 12,922 1.62 0
UF 34,741 0.83 1 N/A N/A N/A 34,471 5.01 1 N/A N/A
Piratenpartij 25,986 0.62 0 7,514 0.67 0 N/A 7,142 0.73 0 5,572 0.80 0 N/A 5,758 0.72 0
GENOEG 10,612 0.25 0 3,521 0.31 0 N/A 2,177 0.22 0 1,398 0.20 0 1,475 0.27 0 1,449 0.18 0
R.O.S.S.E.M. 9,937 0.24 0 2,733 0.24 0 N/A 2,236 0.23 0 1,302 0.19 0 1,259 0.23 0 2,407 0.30 0
ROEL 5,228 0.12 0 1,306 0.12 0 N/A 1,017 0.10 0 674 0.10 0 872 0.16 0 1,359 0.17 0
VCP 5,026 0.12 0 682 0.06 0 N/A 909 0.09 0 1,007 0.15 0 979 0.18 0 1,449 0,18 0
MAMA 3,227 0.08 0 3,227 0.29 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
SD&P 2,853 0.07 0 N/A N/A 2,853 0.29 0 N/A N/A N/A
V.I.T.A.L. 617 0.01 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 617 0.08 0
PENSIO(E)N PLUS 482 0.01 0 N/A 482 0.93 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total 4,202,435 100.00 124 1,127,360 100.00 33 51,919 100.00 6 980,797 100.00 27 693,548 100.00 20 549,105 100.00 16 799,733 100.00 22
Largest party per municipality (Brussels enlarged)

Walloon Parliament[edit]

Walloon parliamentary election, 2014
Wallonia
← 2009 25 May 2014 (2014-05-25) 2019 →

All 75 seats in the Walloon Parliament
38 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 87.67%
  First party Second party Third party
  Rudy demotte.jpg Blank.png André Antoine.jpg
Leader Rudy Demotte Willy Borsus André Antoine
Party PS MR cdH
Last election 29 seats, 32.77% 19 seats, 23.41% 13 seats, 16.14%
Seats won 30 25 13
Seat change Increase 1 Increase 6 Steady
Popular vote 631,216 545,112 310,012
Percentage 30.90% 26.69% 15.18%
Swing Decrease 1.87 Increase 3.28 Decrease 0.96

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Leader Philippe Henry
Party ECOLO PVDA+/PTB PP
Last election 14 seats, 18.54% 0 seats, 1.24% New party
Seats won 4 2 1
Seat change Decrease 10 Increase 2 New party
Popular vote 176,026 117,500 99,237
Percentage 8.62% 5.75% 4.86%
Swing Decrease 9.92 Increase 4.51 New party

Walloon Government before election

Demotte II Government
PScdHEcolo coalition

Elected Walloon Government

Magnette Government
PScdH coalition

All 75 members of the Walloon Regional Parliament were elected. The elections took place in 13 electoral districts.

The incumbent Demotte II Government, led by Rudy Demotte, is a coalition of the Socialist Party (PS), the Humanist Democratic Centre (cdH) and Ecolo. The Reformist Movement (MR) was the only opposition party.

Opinion polls[edit]

Date Polling Firm PS MR Ecolo cdH PTB PP FDF Others Lead
25 May 2014 Walloon Elections 30.9 26.7 8.6 15.2 5.8 4.9 2.5 5.5 4.2
15 May La Libre Belgique 28.7 21.8 9.4 11.6 8.5 5.8 3.1 11.1 6.9
23 Apr Le Soir 28.9 23.3 10.9 13.7 9.2 7.0 2.5 4.5 5.6
15 Apr La Libre Belgique 29.3 22.6 11.0 9.4 8.1 5.4 2.7 11.5 6.7
21 Feb La Libre Belgique 28.0 24.1 10.6 10.2 7.6 5.9 2.3 11.3 3.9
13 Feb Le Soir 28.4 23.3 11.4 12.5 6.7 5.6 2.0 10.1 5.1
2014
24 Nov La Libre Belgique 30.3 22.1 11.2 12.7 4.1 4.0 3.3 12.3 8.1
21 Nov Le Soir 29.3 21.7 11.2 14.0 4.1 2.8 2.2 14.7 7.6
2 Sep La Libre Belgique 30.3 23.5 12.7 12.8 3.7 2.1 3.1 11.8 6.8
16 Jun Le Soir 28.7 22.2 13.0 12.6 4.5 - 2.2 16.8 6.5
25 May La Libre Belgique 28.6 24.0 14.7 12.9 4.6 1.4 2.8 11.0 4.6
22 Feb La Libre Belgique 30.2 24.2 12.9 12.3 4.2 2.5 3.5 10.2 6.0
2013
30 Nov La Libre Belgique 30.6 23.5 11.3 12.7 5.4 2.4 2.1 12.0 7.1
14 Oct 2012 Provincial elections 32.0 27.7 13.2 17.0 2.8 - 2.4 5.0 4.3
2012
2011
10 Jun 2010 Federal Elections 37.6 22.2 12.3 14.6 1.9 3.1 8.2 15.4
2010
7 Jun 2009 Walloon Elections 32.8 23.4 18.5 16.1 1.2 - 7.9 9.4

Results[edit]

PS, cdH, Ecolo lost votes, whereas MR gained votes and PTB-GO! as well as Parti Populaire are new parties in parliament.

Within two weeks following the elections, the Socialist Party and the Humanist Democratic Centre started negotiations for a new government.


e • d Summary of the 25 May 2014 Walloon Parliament election results
← 200920142019 →
National party Main ideology Leader(s) Votes  % +/– Seats +/–
Socialist Party (PS) Social democracy Paul Magnette 626,473 30.96 1.81 Decrease
30 / 75
1 Increase
Reformist Movement (MR) Liberalism Louis Michel 540,438 26.71 3.30 Increase
25 / 75
6 Increase
Humanist Democratic Centre (CDH) Christian democracy Benoît Lutgen 305,281 15.09 1.05 Decrease
13 / 75
0 Steady
Ecolo (ECOLO) Green politics Olivier Deleuze & Emily Hoyos 172,682 8.53 10.00 Decrease
4 / 75
10 Decrease
Workers' Party (PTB–GO!) Socialism Peter Mertens 117.228 5.79 4.55 Increase
2 / 75
2 Increase
People's Party (PP) Conservative liberalism Mischaël Modrikamen 98,840 4.89 new
1 / 75
1 Increase
Francophone Democratic Federalists (FDF) Olivier Maingain 51,543 2.55 new
0 / 75
0 Steady
Others (parties and candidates that received less than 1% of the vote and no seats)
0 / 75
Valid votes
Blank and invalid votes
Totals ' 100.00 75 0 Steady
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout
Vote share
PS
30.90%
MR
26.69%
cdH
15.17%
Ecolo
8.62%
PTB-GO!
5.76%
PP
4.86%
FDF
2.53%
LA DROITE
1.39%
Other
4.09%

In detail[edit]

Party Hainaut Liège Luxemburg Namur Walloon Brabant
Votes Perc. Seats Votes Perc. Seats Votes Perc. Seats Votes Perc. Seats Votes Perc. Seats
PS 279,647 38.19 15 184,469 30.11 8 38,295 23.23 1 83,082 27.87 4 45,723 19.47 2
MR 162,608 22.21 8 157,274 25.67 7 46,547 28.23 2 81,334 27.29 4 97,349 41.46 4
CDH 93,321 12.75 5 80,881 13.20 3 49,460 30.00 2 58,036 19.47 2 28,314 12.06 1
ECOLO 48,790 6.66 0 57,193 9.33 2 14,034 8.51 0 28,454 9.55 1 27,555 11.74 1
PTB/PVDA–GO! 42,629 5.82 0 50,682 8.27 2 2,848 1.73 0 14,749 4.95 0 6,592 2.81 0
PP 35,229 4.81 0 33,649 5.49 1 7,771 4.71 0 13,025 4.37 0 9,563 4.07 0
FDF 16,843 2.30 0 13,281 2.17 0 3,270 1.98 0 7,389 2.48 0 10,945 4.66 0
Total 28 23 5 11 8

Brussels Parliament[edit]

Brussels parliamentary election, 2014
Brussels
← 2009 25 May 2014 (2014-05-25) 2019 →

All 89 seats in the Brussels Parliament
45 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 83.62%
  First party Second party Third party
  Rudi Vervoort 2015.jpg
Leader Rudi Vervoort Vincent De Wolf Didier Gosuin
Party PS MR FDF
Last election 21 seats, 23.3% 24 seats, 26.5% New party
Seats won 21 18 12
Seat change Steady Decrease 6 New party
Popular vote 108,763 94,243 60,611
Percentage 23.5% 20.3% 13.1%
Swing Increase0.2% Decrease6.2% Increase13.1%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Joëlle Milquet 2004.jpg Christos Doulkeridis.jpg
Leader Joëlle Milquet Christos Doulkeridis Guy Vanhengel
Party cdH ECOLO Open Vld
Last election 11 seats, 13.1% 16 seats, 17.9% 4 seats, 2.6%
Seats won 9 8 5
Seat change Decrease 2 Decrease 8 Increase 1
Popular vote 48,021 41,368 14,296
Percentage 10.3% 8.9% 3.1%
Swing Decrease2.8% Decrease9.0% Increase0.5%

Brussels Government before election

Vervoort I Government
PS-Ecolo-cdH-VLD-CD&V-Groen!

Elected Brussels Government

Vervoort II Government
PS-FDF-cdH-VLD-sp.a-CD&V

All 89 members of the Parliament of the Brussels-Capital Region were elected. There are separate Dutch-language party lists and French-language party lists. Those voting for a Dutch-language party can also cast a vote for the Flemish Parliament election.

Opinion polls[edit]

Date Polling Firm MR PS Ecolo cdH VLD sp.a VB CD&V Groen PTB/PVDA N-VA FDF PP Others Lead
15 May La Libre Belgique 21.0 19.2 8.5 10.9 3.5 2.5 - - - 7.5 2.0 11.5 3.8 9.6 1.8
23 Apr Le Soir 20.3 22.5 9.6 9.8 4.4 0.8 - 1.4 - 6.0 - 9.3 3.9 12.0 2.2
15 Apr La Libre Belgique 20.2 17.6 8.0 11.6 3.8 1.1 3.0 2.1 1.9 7.2 2.1 8.3 4.1 9.0 2.6
21 Feb La Libre Belgique 21.8 18.1 10.1 12.5 3.6 1.0 1.0 1.6 2.9 6.5 2.7 10.4 3.0 4.8 3.7
13 Feb Le Soir 20.0 21.2 9.6 10.4 4.3 2.9 0.7 0.8 2.5 6.8 2.6 9.6 2.3 6.3 1.2
2014
22 Nov La Libre Belgique 22.6 20.8 10.6 12.2 2.4 2.3 2.0 1.6 2.1 2.3 1.7 11.8 2.2 5.4 1.8
21 Nov Le Soir 18.7 24.1 11.3 9.7 - - - - - - - - - 36.2 5.4
6 Sep La Libre Belgique 22.6 21.1 11.7 10.5 1.8 1.6 2.0 1.7 1.8 3.2 2.9 11.2 2.4 5.5 1.5
1 Sep Le Soir 22.6 23.8 10.3 9.8 2.3 1.3 1.5 1.5 2.0 - 2.8 - - 22.1 1.2
16 Jun Le Soir 20.9 24.5 10.5 10.2 - - - - - - - - - 33.9 3.6
25 May La Libre Belgique 21.9 19.9 12.4 9.8 2.1 2.4 3.0 1.7 1.4 2.4 3.2 11.4 1.8 6.6 2.0
22 Feb La Libre Belgique 22.8 21.3 10.6 11.4 2.5 1.2 1.4 2.5 1.6 3.8 2.9 11.0 1.9 5.1 1.5
2013
2012
2011
10 Jun 2010 Federal Elections 27.1 26.6 12.0 12.2 2.3 2.0 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.8 - 3.5 6.1 0.5
2010
7 Jun 2009 Brussels Elections 26.5 23.3 17.9 13.1 2.6 2.2 2.0 1.7 1.3 0.9 0.6 - - 8.0 3.2

Results[edit]

The winner is FDF, which became the third largest French-speaking party. MR, PS, Ecolo and cdH lost votes.

French-language lists
Party Main candidate 2014 +/–
% votes seats seats
Socialist Party (PS) Rudi Vervoort 26.58 108,763 21 Steady 0
Reformist Movement (MR) Vincent De Wolf 23.03 94,243 18 Decrease *
Francophone Democratic Federalists (FDF) Didier Gosuin 14.81 60,611 12 Increase *
Humanist Democratic Centre (cdH) Joëlle Milquet 11.73 48,021 9 Decrease 2
Ecolo Christos Doulkeridis 10.11 41,368 8 Decrease 8
Workers' Party of Belgium (PTB) Michaël Verbauwhede 3.86 15,782 4 Increase 4
Others 0 Steady 0
Total 100.0 72 -

The candidates receiving the most preference votes were Didier Gosuin (FDF, 22,906), Vincent De Wolf (MR, 19,919), Joëlle Milquet (cdH, 19,416), Charles Picqué (PS, 16,859) and Rudi Vervoort (PS, 16,742).

Dutch-language lists
Party Main candidate 2014 +/–
% votes seats seats
Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats (Open Vld) Guy Vanhengel 26.73 14,296 5 Increase 1
Socialist Party Differently (sp.a) Pascal Smet 19.54 10,450 3 Decrease 1
Green (Groen) Bruno De Lille 17.89 9,566 3 Increase 1
New Flemish Alliance (N-VA) Johan Van den Driessche 16.99 9,085 3 Increase 2
Christian Democratic & Flemish (CD&V) Brigitte Grouwels 11.42 6,105 2 Decrease 1
Flemish Interest (Vlaams Belang) Dominiek Lootens 5.62 3,006 1 Decrease 2
Others 0 Steady 0
Total 100.0 17 -

The candidate receiving the most preference votes was Guy Vanhengel (Open Vld, 7,375), significantly above the second one, Els Ampe (Open Vld, 2,883).

German-speaking Community Parliament[edit]

German-speaking parliamentary election, 2014
German-speaking Community of Belgium
← 2009 25 May 2014 (2014-05-25) 2019 →

All 25 seats in the Parliament of the German-speaking Community
13 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Robert Nelles Oliver Paasch Karl-Heinz Lambertz
Party CSP ProDG SP

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Leader Isabelle Weykmans Michael Balter Franziska Franzen
Party PFF Vivant ECOLO

All 25 members of the Parliament of the German-speaking Community were elected.

The incumbent government, led by Karl-Heinz Lambertz (SP), is a coalition of the Socialist Party (SP), the liberal Party for Freedom and Progress (PFF) and the regionalist ProDG. Only a few days after the elections, these parties agreed to continue their coalition government, but with Oliver Paasch (ProDG) as Minister-President since his party became bigger than SP.

Party 2014 +/–
% votes seats seats
Christian Social Party (CSP) 24.9 9,358 7 Steady 0
ProDG 22.2 8,355 6 Increase 2
Socialist Party (SP) 16.1 6,050 4 Decrease 1
Party for Freedom and Progress (PFF) 15.5 5,847 4 Steady 0
Vivant 10.6 3,997 2 Steady 0
Ecolo 9.5 3,591 2 Decrease 1
Libertarian Party (Parti Libertarien) 1.2 435 - -
Total 100.0 37,633 25 -
Vote share
CSP
24.87%
ProDG
22.20%
SP
16.08%
PFF
15.54%
Vivant
10.62%
Ecolo
9.54%
P-Lib
1.16%

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