European Parliament election, 2004 (Belgium)

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Belgium European Parliament election, 2004

← 1999 13 June 2004 2009 →

24 seats to the European Parliament

  First party Second party
  Jean-Luc Dehaene 675 (cropped).jpg Frank Vanhecke.jpg
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 Increase 1 Increase 1
Popular vote 1,131,119 930,731
Percentage 17.43% 14.43%
Swing Increase 3.94% Increase 4.95%

  Third party Fourth party
  Guy Verhofstadt die 30 Martis 2012.jpg Elio Di Rupo PES-Kongress 2014.jpg
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 Steady Increase 1
Popular vote 880,279 878,577
Percentage 13.56% 13.54%
Swing Decrease 1.13% Increase 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[edit]

e • d Summary of the complete results of Belgium's 13 June 2004 election to the European Parliament
← 1999 2004 2009 →
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 Increase 28.15 4 * 1 Increase
Flemish Block (VB) Frank Vanhecke Dutch-speaking 930,731 14.34 4.95 Increase 23.16 3 1 Increase
Flemish Liberals and Democrats (VLD) + Vivant (VIVANT) Guy Verhofstadt Dutch-speaking 880,279 13.56 * 1.13 Decrease 21.91 3 * 0 Steady
Socialist Party (PS) Elio Di Rupo French-speaking 878,577 13.54 3.95 Increase 36.09 4 1 Increase
Socialist Party – Differently (SP.A) + Spirit (SPIRIT) Mia De Vits Dutch-speaking 716,317 11.04 * 2.20 Increase 17.83 3 * 1 Increase
Reformist Movement (MR) Louis Michel French-speaking 671,422 10.35 0.32 Increase 27.58 3 0 Steady
Humanist Democratic Centre (CDH) Joëlle Milquet French-speaking 368,753 5.68 0.73 Increase 15.15 1 0 Steady
Green! (GROEN!) Bart Staes Dutch-speaking 320,874 4.94 2.52 Decrease 7.99 1 1 Decrease
Ecology Party (ECOLO) Pierre Jonckheer French-speaking 239,687 3.69 4.75 Decrease 9.84 1 2 Decrease
Christian Social Party (CSP) Mathieu Grosch German-speaking 15,722 0.24 0.02 Increase 42.49 1 0 Steady
  National Front (FN) Daniel Féret French-speaking 181,351 2.79 1.27 Increase 7.45 0 0 Steady
  New Belgian Front (FNB) François-X. Robert French-speaking 26,775 0.41 0.01 Increase 1.10 0 0 Steady
  Workers' Party+ (PVDA+) Kris Merckx Dutch-speaking 24,807 0.38 0.03 Increase 0.62 0 0 Steady
  Rally Wallonia France (RWF) Paul-Henry Gendebien French-speaking 23,090 0.36 0.95 0 0 Steady
  Francophone Christian Democrats (CDF) ECPM Benoît Veldekens French-speaking 19,718 0.30 0.81 0 0 Steady
  Workers' Party+ (PTB+) David Pestieau French-speaking 19,645 0.30 0.81 0 0 Steady
  Left Socialist Party (LSP) Anja Deschoemacker Dutch-speaking 14,166 0.22 0.35 0 0 Steady
  Party for Freedom and Progress (PFF) + Reformist Movement (MR) Berni Collas German-speaking 8,434 0.13 0.01 Increase 22.79 0 0 Steady
  Movement for a Socialist Alternative (MAS) Guy Van Sinoy French-speaking 5,675 0.09 0.23 0 0 Steady
  Socialist Party (SP) Werner Baumgarten German-speaking 5,527 0.09 0.02 Increase 14.94 0 0 Steady
  Ecology Party (ECOLO) Lambert Jaegers German-speaking 3,880 0.06 0.04 Decrease 10.49 0 0 Steady
  Party of German-speaking Belgians (PJU-PDB) Dorothea Schwall German-speaking 3,442 0.05 new 9.30 0 0 Steady
Valid votes 6,489,991 94.63
Blank and invalid votes 367,995 5.37
Totals 6,857,986 100.00 24 1 Decrease
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 7,552,240 90.81
Source: Belgian Ministry of the Interior

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