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2014 European Parliament election in Belgium

The European Parliament election of 2014 in Belgium is an election held on 25 May 2014 in the three Belgian constituencies: the Dutch-speaking electoral college, the French-speaking electoral college and the German-speaking electoral college. This election was held on the same day alongside the Belgian federal election and the Belgian regional elections.

European Parliament election in Belgium, 2014

← 2009 25 May 2014 2019 →

All 21 Belgian seats to the European Parliament
Turnout89.64%[1]
  First party Second party Third party
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Leader Johan Van Overtveldt Guy Verhofstadt Marie Arena
Party N-VA Open Vld PS
Alliance EFA ALDE PES
Last election 1 seat, 6.13% 3 seats, 12.25% 3 seats, 10.88%
Seats won 4 3 3
Seat change Increase 3 Steady Steady
Popular vote 1,123,363 859,254 714,784
Percentage 16.79% 12.84% 10.68%
Swing Increase 10.66% Increase 0.09% Decrease 0.2%

  Fourth party Fifth party
  Louis Michel.jpg MarianeThyssen.jpg
Leader Louis Michel Marianne Thyssen
Party MR CD&V
Alliance ALDE EPP
Last election 2 seats, 9.74% 3 seats, 14.43%
Seats won 3 2
Seat change Increase 1 Decrease 1
Popular vote 661,408 840,814
Percentage 9.88% 12.56%
Swing Increase 0.14% Decrease 1.86%

21 Belgium MEPs were elected: 12 of them are Dutch-speaking, 8 of them are French-speaking and 1 of them is German-speaking. In the arrondissement of Brussels-Capital and six municipalities with language facilities, voters can choose whether to vote for the Dutch-speaking or for the French-speaking electoral college.

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ResultsEdit

e • d Summary of the results of Belgium's 25 May 2014 election to the European Parliament
← 2009 2014 2019 →
Party European party Main candidate Electoral college Votes % +/– E.c. % Seats +/–
New Flemish Alliance (N-VA) EFA Johan Van Overtveldt Dutch-speaking 1,123,355 16.79 10.66   26.67
4 / 21
3  
Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats (OPEN VLD) ELDR Guy Verhofstadt Dutch-speaking 859,099 12.84 0.09   20.40
3 / 21
0  
Christian Democratic & Flemish (CD&V) EPP Marianne Thyssen Dutch-speaking 840,783 12.57 1.86   19.96
2 / 21
1  
Socialist Party (PS) PES Marie Arena French-speaking 714,645 10.68 0.20   29.29
3 / 21
0  
Reformist Movement (MR) ELDR Louis Michel French-speaking 661,332 9.88 0.14   27.10
3 / 21
1  
Socialist Party Different (SP.A) PES Kathleen Van Brempt Dutch-speaking 555,348 8.30 0.09   13.18
1 / 21
1  
Groen (GROEN) EGP Bart Staes Dutch-speaking 447,391 6.69 1.78   10.62
1 / 21
0  
Ecolo (ECOLO) EGP Philippe Lamberts French-speaking 285,196 4.26 4.29   11.69
1 / 21
1  
Vlaams Belang (VB) None Gerolf Annemans Dutch-speaking 284,856 4.26 5.59   6.76
1 / 21
1  
Humanist Democratic Centre (CDH) EPP Claude Rolin French-speaking 277,246 4.14 0.84   11.36
1 / 21
0  
Christian Social Party (CSP) EPP Pascal Arimont German-speaking 11,710 0.18 0.01   30.34
1 / 21
0  
Workers' Party (PTB–GO!/PVDA+)


None



Tim Joye
Aurélie Decoene

Dutch-speaking
French-speaking

101,237
133,811
3.51
1.51
2.00
2.46  
0.90  
1.57  
N/A
2.40
5.48
0 / 21


0  
0  
0  
People's Party (PP) None Luc Trullemans French-speaking 145,909 2.18 new 5.98
0 / 21
0  
Francophone Democratic Federalists (FDF) None Cristina Coteanu French-speaking 82,540 1.23 new 3.38
0 / 21
0  
Belgians, Rise up! (DLB) None Abdesselam Laghmich French-speaking 72,671 1.09 new 2.98
0 / 21
0  
Others (parties and candidates that won less than 1% of the vote and no seats)
0 / 21
0  
Valid votes 6,690,711 93.90
Blank and invalid votes 434,450 6.10
Totals 7,125,161 100.00 21 1  
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 7,948,854 90.00
Source: Federal Public Services Home Affairs


Opinion pollingEdit

Date Polling Firm CD&V VLD PS VB MR Ecolo sp.a N-VA cdH Groen PVDA/PTB CSP PP FDF Others
23 April 2014 PollWatch2014 10.7 11.5 10.2 6.4 8.4 3.9 8.6 20.7 3.7 4.9 3.0 0.2 1.4 6.4
16 April 2014 PollWatch2014 9.7 7.4 10.0 7.9 8.4 5.1 7.4 16.6 5.2 5.4 4.9 0.2 3.3 2.3 11.1
7 June 2009 Election results 14.4 12.7 10.9 9.8 9.7 8.6 8.2 6.1 5.0 4.9 1.0 0.2 N/A N/A 11.9

Opinion polling for the Dutch electoral collegeEdit

Date Polling Firm CD&V VLD VB sp.a N-VA Groen PVDA Others Lead
16 May De Standaard 24.3 19.3 7.7 15.8 20.0 11.4 1.4 0.1 4.3
25 Apr De Standaard 19.0 16.7 7.9 13.9 27.3 10.9 1.7 2.6 8.3
7 June 2009 European Elections 2009 23.3 20.6 15.9 13.2 9.9 7.9 1.0 8.3 2.7

CandidatesEdit

ReferencesEdit