Seats by political group - 1979-1984 Belgium - Constitutive session

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Total seats

Political groups in the European Parliament

  • S - Socialist Group
  • PPE - Group of the European People's Party (Christian-Democratic Group)
  • ED - European Democratic Group
  • COM - Communist and Allies Group
  • L - Liberal and Democratic Group
  • DEP - Group of European Progressive Democrats
  • CDI - Group for the Technical Coordination and Defence of Independent Groups and Members
  • NI - Non-attached Members

According to Parliament's rules of procedure, a political group shall consist of at least 23 Members elected in at least seven Member States.

Seats by political group
Political groups in the European Parliament Number of seats
S 7
PPE 10
L 4
CDI 1
NI 2

Political groups in the European Parliament

  • S - Socialist Group
  • PPE - Group of the European People's Party (Christian-Democratic Group)
  • ED - European Democratic Group
  • COM - Communist and Allies Group
  • L - Liberal and Democratic Group
  • DEP - Group of European Progressive Democrats
  • CDI - Group for the Technical Coordination and Defence of Independent Groups and Members
  • NI - Non-attached Members

According to Parliament's rules of procedure, a political group shall consist of at least 23 Members elected in at least seven Member States.

Source: European Parliament

Breakdown of national parties and political groups - 1979-1984 Belgium - Constitutive session

Composition of national seats in the European Parliament, divided into Political Groups and National parties
National Parties
S
PPE
ED
COM
L
DEP
CDI
NI
Seats
CVP-EVP 7
PS 4
PSC-PPE 3
SP 3
FRF-RW 2
PRL 2
PVV-ELD 2
VU 1
Other parties F. 0
7 10 0 0 4 0 1 2 24

National Parties

  • CVP-EVP - Christelijke Volkspartij - Christen-Democratisch en Vlaams
  • PS - Parti Socialiste
  • PSC-PPE - Parti Social Chrétien - Centre Démocrate Humaniste
  • SP - Socialistische Partij
  • FRF-RW - Front Démocratique des Francophones-Rassemblement Wallon
  • PRL - Parti Réformateur Libéral
  • PVV-ELD - Partij voor Vrijheid en Vooruitgang-Open Vlaamse Liberalen en Democraten
  • VU - Volksunie
  • Other parties F. - Other parties from Dutch-speaking electoral college

Political groups in the European Parliament

  • S - Socialist Group
  • PPE - Group of the European People's Party (Christian-Democratic Group)
  • ED - European Democratic Group
  • COM - Communist and Allies Group
  • L - Liberal and Democratic Group
  • DEP - Group of European Progressive Democrats
  • CDI - Group for the Technical Coordination and Defence of Independent Groups and Members
  • NI - Non-attached Members

According to Parliament's rules of procedure, a political group shall consist of at least 23 Members elected in at least seven Member States.

Composition of national seats in the European Parliament, divided into Political Groups and National parties
Political groups in the European Parliament Number of seats
PPE - Group of the European People's Party (Christian-Democratic Group) 10
National parties which are members of this Political Group
CVP-EVP Christelijke Volkspartij - Christen-Democratisch en Vlaams 7
PSC-PPE Parti Social Chrétien - Centre Démocrate Humaniste 3
S - Socialist Group 7
National parties which are members of this Political Group
PS Parti Socialiste 4
SP Socialistische Partij 3
L - Liberal and Democratic Group 4
National parties which are members of this Political Group
PRL Parti Réformateur Libéral 2
PVV-ELD Partij voor Vrijheid en Vooruitgang-Open Vlaamse Liberalen en Democraten 2
CDI - Group for the Technical Coordination and Defence of Independent Groups and Members 1
National parties which are members of this Political Group
VU Volksunie 1
NI - Non-attached Members 2
National parties which are members of this Political Group
FRF-RW Front Démocratique des Francophones-Rassemblement Wallon 2

According to Parliament's rules of procedure, a political group shall consist of at least 23 Members elected in at least seven Member States.

Source: European Parliament

MEPs' gender balance by year Belgium - Constitutive session

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National and European gender balance of MEPs by year
Belgium European Union EU
Year Women Men Women Men
1979 8% 92% 16% 84%
1984 17% 83% 18% 82%
1989 17% 83% 19% 81%
1994 32% 68% 26% 74%
1999 28% 72% 30% 70%
2004 33% 67% 31% 69%
2009 36% 64% 35% 65%
2014 29% 71% 37% 63%
2019 38% 62% 41% 59%

Source: European Parliament

Turnout by year Belgium - Final results

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National and European turnout by year, in percentage points
Year BE- Belgium EU - European Union
1979 91.36% 61.99%
1984 92.09% 58.98%
1989 90.73% 58.41%
1994 90.66% 56.67%
1999 91.05% 49.51%
2004 90.81% 45.47%
2009 90.39% 42.97%
2014 89.64% 42.61%
2019 88.47% 50.66%

Source: European Parliament