Seats by political group - 2004-2009 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 - Socialist Group in the European Parliament
  • ALDE - Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
  • Verts/ALE - Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance
  • GUE/NGL - Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left
  • IND/DEM - Independence/Democracy Group
  • UEN - Union for Europe of the Nations Group
  • 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 7
ALDE 6
Verts/ALE 2
NI 3

Political groups in the European Parliament

  • EPP-ED - Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats
  • PSE - Socialist Group in the European Parliament
  • ALDE - Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
  • Verts/ALE - Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance
  • GUE/NGL - Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left
  • IND/DEM - Independence/Democracy Group
  • UEN - Union for Europe of the Nations Group
  • 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 - 2004-2009 Belgium - Constitutive session

Composition of national seats in the European Parliament, divided into Political Groups and National parties
National Parties
EPP-ED
PSE
ALDE
Verts/ALE
GUE/NGL
IND/DEM
UEN
NI
Seats
CD&V/N-VA 4
PS 4
S.PA-spirit 3
VLD/Vivant 3
Vl. Blok 3
MR (prl) 2
CSP 1
ECOLO 1
Groen! 1
MR (mcc) 1
cdH 1
Other parties F. 0
6 7 6 2 0 0 0 3 24

National Parties

  • CD&V/N-VA - Christen-Democratisch en Vlaams / Nieuw-Vlaamse Alliantie
  • PS - Parti Socialiste
  • S.PA-spirit - Socialistische Partij - Anders-Spirit
  • VLD/Vivant - Vlaamse Liberalen en Democraten and Vivant
  • Vl. Blok - Vlaams Blok
  • MR (prl) - Parti Réformateur Liberal
  • CSP - Christeliche Soziale Partei
  • ECOLO - Ecologistes Confédérés pour I’organisation de luttes originales
  • Groen! - Groen!
  • MR (mcc) - Mouvement des Citoyens pour le Changement
  • cdH - Centre Démocrate Humaniste
  • 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 - Socialist Group in the European Parliament
  • ALDE - Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
  • Verts/ALE - Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance
  • GUE/NGL - Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left
  • IND/DEM - Independence/Democracy Group
  • UEN - Union for Europe of the Nations Group
  • 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
PSE - Socialist Group in the European Parliament 7
National parties which are members of this Political Group
PS Parti Socialiste 4
S.PA-spirit Socialistische Partij - Anders-Spirit 3
EPP-ED - Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats 6
National parties which are members of this Political Group
CD&V/N-VA Christen-Democratisch en Vlaams / Nieuw-Vlaamse Alliantie 4
cdH Centre Démocrate Humaniste 1
CSP Christeliche Soziale Partei 1
ALDE - Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe 6
National parties which are members of this Political Group
VLD/Vivant Vlaamse Liberalen en Democraten and Vivant 3
MR (prl) Parti Réformateur Liberal 2
MR (mcc) Mouvement des Citoyens pour le Changement 1
Verts/ALE - Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance 2
National parties which are members of this Political Group
Groen! Groen! 1
ECOLO Ecologistes Confédérés pour I’organisation de luttes originales 1
NI - Non-attached Members 3
National parties which are members of this Political Group
Vl. Blok Vlaams Blok 3

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