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1999 European Parliament election in Belgium

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Elections to the European Parliament were held in Belgium on 13 June 1999. The Dutch electoral college elected 14 MEPs, the French electoral college elected 10 MEPs and the German-speaking electoral college elected 1 MEP. The European elections were held on the same day as the federal election and the regional elections.

European Parliament election in Belgium, 1999

← 1994 13 June 1999 2004 →

25 seats to the European Parliament
  First party Second party
  Annemie Neyts bij het VVD seminar democratisering (5212184305).jpg Miet Smet 2009.jpg
Leader Annemie Neyts-Uyttebroeck Miet Smet
Party Open Vld CVP
Alliance ALDE EPP
Last election 3 seats, 11.37% 4 seats, 16.98%
Seats won 3 3
Seat change Steady Decrease 1
Popular vote 847,099 839,720
Percentage 13.61% 13.49%
Swing Increase 2.24% Decrease 3.49%

  Third party Fourth party
  No image.svg No image.svg
Leader Daniel Ducarme Philippe Busquin
Party PRL PS
Alliance ALDE PES
Last election 3 seats, 9.21% 3 seats, 10.92%
Seats won 3 3
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 624,445 596,567
Percentage 10.03% 9.59%
Swing Decrease 0.95% Decrease 1.81%

ResultsEdit

e • d Summary of the complete results of Belgium's 13 June 1999 election to the European Parliament
← 1994 1999 2004 →
National party European party Main candidate Electoral college Votes % +/– E.c. % Seats +/–
  Flemish Liberals and Democrats (VLD) Annemie Neyts Dutch-speaking 847,099 13.61 21.88 3 0  
  Christian's People Party (CVP) Miet Smet Dutch-speaking 839,720 13.49 21.68 3 1  
  Liberal Reformist Party (PRL) + Democratic Front of Francophones (FDF) Daniel Ducarme French-speaking 624,445 10.03 26.99 3 0  
  Socialist Party (PS) Philippe Busquin French-speaking 596,567 9.59 25.78 3 0  
  Flemish Bloc (VB) Frank Vanhecke Dutch-speaking 584,392 9.39 15.09 2 0  
  Socialist Party (SP) Frank Vandenbroucke Dutch-speaking 550,237 8.84 14.21 2 1  
  Ecology Party (ECOLO) Paul Lannoye French-speaking 525,316 8.44 22.70 3 2  
  People's Union-ID (VU-ID) Bert Anciaux Dutch-speaking 471,238 7.57 12.17 2 1  
  Agalev (AGALEV) Patsy Sörensen Dutch-speaking 464,042 7.46 11.98 2 1  
  Christian Social Party (PSC) Michel Hansenne French-speaking 307,912 4.95 13.31 1 1  
  Christian Social Party (CSP) Mathieu Grosch German-speaking 13,456 0.22 36.47 1 0  
  National Front (FN) Daniel Féret French-speaking 94,848 1.52 4.10 0 1  
  Vivant (VIVANT) Dutch-speaking 67,107 1.08 new 1.73 0 0  
  Vivant (VIVANT) French-speaking 55,133 0.89 new 2.38 0 0  
(DEBOUT) French-speaking 46,088 0.74 0 0  
Communist Party (PC) French-speaking 25,539 0.41 0 0  
Workers' Party (PVDA) None Dutch-speaking 21,966 0.35 0 0  
Party for a New Politics in Belgium (PNPb) Dutch-speaking 17,095 0.27 0 0  
Party for a New Politics in Belgium (PNPb) French-speaking 10,458 0.17 0 0  
Social-Liberal Democrats (SoLiDe) Dutch-speaking 9,528 0.15 0 0  
  Party for Freedom and Progress (PFF) German-speaking 7,234 19.60 0 0  
  Ecology Party (ECOLO) German-speaking 6,276 17.01 0 0  
  Socialist Party (SP) German-speaking 4,215 11.42 0 0  
Party of the German-speaking Belgians (PDB) German-speaking 3,661 9.92 0 0  
(PCN) French-speaking 2,720 0.04 0 0  
Valid votes 6,223,142 93.07
Blank and invalid votes 463,078 6.93
Totals 6,686,220 100.00 25 0  
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 7,343,464 91.05
Source: Belgian Ministry of the Interior