French-speaking electoral college

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French-speaking electoral college
European Parliament constituency
French-speaking electoral college is located in European Parliament constituencies 2007
French-speaking electoral college
Location amongst the 2007 constituencies
French-speaking electoral college.svg
Shown within Belgium
Created 1979
MEP(s) 8
Member State Belgium
Source(s) [1]

The French-speaking electoral college is one of three constituencies of the European Parliament in Belgium. It currently elects 8 MEPs using the d'Hondt method of party-list proportional representation. It elected 9 MEPs until the 2007 accession of Bulgaria and Romania.

Boundaries

The constituency corresponds to the French Community of Belgium. In officially bilingual Brussels, electors can choose between lists of this electoral college or those of the Dutch-speaking electoral college.

Prior to the 2011-2012 state reform, electors could choose between both lists not only in Brussels, but in an area encompassing unilingually Dutch territory, Brussels-Halle-Vilvoorde. Some towns in the officially Dutch-speaking Brussels Periphery still have this option however.

Members of the European Parliament

2009 - 2014

2004 - 2009

Election results

2009

Party Affiliation Votes  % Change Seats Change
  Socialist Party (PS) PES 714,947 29.10 Decrease 6.99 3 Decrease 1
  Reformist Movement (MR) ELDR 640,092 26.05 Decrease 1.53 2 Decrease 1
  Ecolo EGP 562,081 22.88 Increase 13.03 2 Increase 1
  Humanist Democratic Centre (CDH) EPP 327,824 13.34 Decrease 1.80 1 0
  National Front (FN) None 87,706 3.57 Decrease 3.88 0 0
  Workers Party of Belgium+ (PTB) None 28,483 1.16 Increase 0.35 0 0
  Others 96,045 3.91 0
Total 2,457,178 100 8 Decrease 1

2004

Party Votes  % Change Seats
Socialist Party (PS) 878,577 36.09 +10.31 4 +1
Reformist Movement (MR) 671,422 27.58 +0.59 3 0
Democratic Humanist Centre (CDH) 368,753 15.15 +1.84 1 +1
Ecologists (Ecolo) 239,687 9.84 −12.86 1 -2
National Front (FN) 181,351 7.45 +3.35 0 0
New Belgian Front (FNB) 26,775 1.1 +0.03 0 0
Rassemblement Wallonie-France (RWF) 23,090 0.95 N/A 0
CDF 19,718 0.81 N/A 0
Workers' Party of Belgium (PTB+) 19,645 0.81 N/A 0
Movement for a Socialist Alternative (MAS) 5,675 0.23 N/A 0
Total 2,434,693     9







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