Seats by political group - 1999-2004 Belgium - Constitutive session

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Total seats

Political groups in the European Parliament

  • EPP-ED - Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats
  • PSE - Group of the Party of European Socialists
  • ELDR - Group of the European Liberal, Democrat and Reform Party
  • Verts/ALE - Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance
  • GUE/NGL - Confederal Group of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left
  • UEN - Union for Europe of the Nations Group
  • TDI - Technical Group of Independent Members - mixed group
  • EDD - Group for a Europe of Democracies and Diversities
  • 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
EPP-ED 6
PSE 5
ELDR 5
Verts/ALE 7
TDI 2

Political groups in the European Parliament

  • EPP-ED - Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats
  • PSE - Group of the Party of European Socialists
  • ELDR - Group of the European Liberal, Democrat and Reform Party
  • Verts/ALE - Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance
  • GUE/NGL - Confederal Group of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left
  • UEN - Union for Europe of the Nations Group
  • TDI - Technical Group of Independent Members - mixed group
  • EDD - Group for a Europe of Democracies and Diversities
  • 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 - 1999-2004 Belgium - Constitutive session

Composition of national seats in the European Parliament, divided into Political Groups and National parties
National Parties
EPP-ED
PSE
ELDR
Verts/ALE
GUE/NGL
UEN
TDI
EDD
NI
Seats
CVP 3
ECOLO 3
PS 3
VLD 3
AGALEV 2
PRL-FDF 2
SP 2
VU-ID21 2
Vl. Blok 2
CSP 1
MCC 1
PSC 1
Other parties F. 0
6 5 5 7 0 0 2 0 0 25

National Parties

  • CVP - Christelijke Volkspartij
  • ECOLO - Ecologistes Confédérés pour I’organisation de luttes originales
  • PS - Parti Socialiste
  • VLD - Vlaamse Liberalen Demokraten
  • AGALEV - Anders gaan leven
  • PRL-FDF - Parti Réformateur Liberal-Front Democratique Francophone
  • SP - Socialistische Partij
  • VU-ID21 - Integrale Democratie voor de 21ste eeuw
  • Vl. Blok - Vlaams Blok
  • CSP - Christeliche soziale Partei
  • MCC - Mouvement des Citoyens pour le Changement
  • PSC - Parti Social Chrétien
  • Other parties F. - Other parties from Dutch-speaking electoral college

Political groups in the European Parliament

  • EPP-ED - Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats
  • PSE - Group of the Party of European Socialists
  • ELDR - Group of the European Liberal, Democrat and Reform Party
  • Verts/ALE - Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance
  • GUE/NGL - Confederal Group of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left
  • UEN - Union for Europe of the Nations Group
  • TDI - Technical Group of Independent Members - mixed group
  • EDD - Group for a Europe of Democracies and Diversities
  • 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
Verts/ALE - Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance 7
National parties which are members of this Political Group
AGALEV Anders gaan leven 2
ECOLO Ecologistes Confédérés pour I’organisation de luttes originales 3
VU-ID21 Integrale Democratie voor de 21ste eeuw 2
EPP-ED - Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats 6
National parties which are members of this Political Group
CVP Christelijke Volkspartij 3
PSC Parti Social Chrétien 1
MCC Mouvement des Citoyens pour le Changement 1
CSP Christeliche soziale Partei 1
PSE - Group of the Party of European Socialists 5
National parties which are members of this Political Group
SP Socialistische Partij 2
PS Parti Socialiste 3
ELDR - Group of the European Liberal, Democrat and Reform Party 5
National parties which are members of this Political Group
VLD Vlaamse Liberalen Demokraten 3
PRL-FDF Parti Réformateur Liberal-Front Democratique Francophone 2
TDI - Technical Group of Independent Members - mixed group 2
National parties which are members of this Political Group
Vl. Blok Vlaams Blok 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