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List of members of the Flemish Parliament, 2004–09

This is a list of Members of the Flemish Parliament in the 2004–2009 legislature.

Flemish Parliament, 2004–09
Overview
Meeting placeBrussels
TermJuly 2004 (2004-07) – April 2009 (2009-04)
Election13 June 2004
GovernmentUntil June 2007: Leterme Govt.
From June 2007: Peeters I Govt.
Members124
SpeakerUntil 12 July 2006: Norbert De Batselier (sp.a)
From 13 July 2006: Marleen Vanderpoorten (VLD)

The government majority was formed by a coalition of CD&V/N-VA, sp.a-Spirit and VLD-Vivant. Vlaams Blok and Groen! were thus the opposition parties, along with one French-speaking representative.

Election resultsEdit

e • d Summary of the 13 June 2004 Flemish Parliament election results
← 199920042009 →
Party Main ideology Main candidate Votes % +/– Seats +/–
FLA BRU TOT
Christian Democratic & Flemish (CD&V) + New Flemish Alliance (N-VA) Christian democracy Yves Leterme 1,060,580 26.09 4.0   34 1 35 5  
Flemish Block (VB) far-right Flemish nationalism Filip Dewinter 981,587 24.15 8.4   29 3 32 10  
Flemish Liberals and Democrats (VLD) + Vivant (VIVANT) Liberalism Bart Somers 804,578 19.79 3.9   24 1 25 2  
Socialist Party–Differently (SP.A) + Spirit (SPIRIT) Social democracy Frank Vandenbroucke 799,325 19.66 4.9   24 1 25 6  
Green! (GROEN!) Green politics Rudi Daems 308,898 7.60 3.9   6 0 6 6  
Union of Francophones (UF) Francophone minority politics Christian Van Eyken 43,391 1.07 0.1   1 0 1 0  
Others (parties and candidates that received less than 1% of the vote and no seats) 66,387 1.59 0 0 0
Valid votes 4,064,746 94.87
Blank and invalid votes 219,910 5.13
Totals 4,284,656 100.00 118 6 124 0  
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout * 4,568,250 93.79 1.61  
Notes: FLA = Flanders, BRU = Brussels (Capital Region), TOT = total / * = The number of registered voters is not known for the constituency to elect the Brussels Members of the Flemish Council (BMFC).
Consequently, the number of registered voters and the turnout for the Flemish Council considers only the 5 provincial constituencies, excluding the constituency BMFC.

By partyEdit

SP.A (22)Edit

Representative Electoral district
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Jos Bex (ex Vl.Pro) B. Tobback   Flemish Brabant
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Gilbert Bossuyt   West Flanders
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Bart Caron (ex Vl.Pro) Landuyt (SP.A)   West Flanders
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Philippe De Coene Maes   West Flanders
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Kurt De Loor   East Flanders
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Else De Wachter   Flemish Brabant
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Michèle Hostekint   Flemish Brabant
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Jasmina Alajbegovic   Antwerp
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Flor Koninckx Vandenbroucke   Flemish Brabant
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Marcel Logist   Flemish Brabant
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Chokri Mahassine   Limburg
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Bart Martens[1]   Antwerp
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Els Robeyns Claes   Limburg
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Jan Roegiers (ex Vl.Pro)   East Flanders
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Elke Roex Anciaux (ex Vl.Pro) Brussels
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Ludo Sannen   Limburg
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Anissa Temsamani   Antwerp
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Bart Van Malderen van Nieuwenborg   East Flanders
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André Van Nieuwkerke[1] Vande Lanotte   West Flanders
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Dany Vandenbossche Van den Bossche   East Flanders
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Joris Vandenbroucke (ex Vl.Pro) Stevaert   Limburg
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Jo Vermeulen GennezVan Brempt   Antwerp
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Robert Voorhamme Detiège   Antwerp

GROEN! (6)Edit

Representative Electoral district
Rudi Daems   Antwerp
Vera Dua[1]   East Flanders
Eloi Glorieux   Flemish Brabant
Jos Stassen   East Flanders
Jef Tavernier   West Flanders
Mieke Vogels   Antwerp

N-VA (5)Edit

Representative Electoral district
Geert Bourgeois Loones ← Bourgeois   West Flanders
Mark Demesmaeker   Flemish Brabant
Jan Peumans   Limburg
Helga Stevens[1]   East Flanders
Kris Van Dijck   Antwerp

UF (1)Edit

Representative Electoral district
Christian Van Eyken   Flemish Brabant

Defunct party: SPIRIT → VL.PRO → SLPEdit

Representative New affiliation
Bert Anciaux SP.A
Jos Bex Independent → SP.A
Bart Caron Independent → Groen!
Dirk De Cock De Batselier (SP.A) Independent
Jan Roegiers Independent → SP.A
Joris Vandenbroucke Independent → SP.A
Els Van Weert
LauwersVermeulen (SP.A) ← Van Weert
Independent

Changes during the legislatureEdit

Representatives who resignedEdit

Name Fraction Constituency Date of resignation Replacement Reason
Frank Van Hecke Vlaams Belang Antwerp 13 June 2004 Christian Verougstraete Became member of European Parliament
Dirk Sterckx Open VLD Antwerp 22 July 2004 Jul Van Aperen Became member of European Parliament
Bert Anciaux Spirit Brussels-Capital Region 22 July 2004 Elke Roex Became Flemish minister in Leterme I
Marino Keulen Open VLD Limburg 22 July 2004 Laurence Libert Became Flemish minister in Leterme I
Dirk Van Mechelen Open VLD Antwerp 22 July 2004 Marc van den Abeelen Became Flemish minister in Leterme I
Kathleen Van Brempt SP.A Flemish Brabant 22 July 2004 Caroline Gennez Became Flemish minister in Leterme I
Frank Vandenbroucke SP.A Flemish Brabant 22 July 2004 Flor Koninckx Became Flemish minister in Leterme I
Inge Vervotte CD&V Antwerp 22 July 2004 Cathy Berx Became Flemish minister in Leterme I
Hendrik Bogaert CD&V West Flanders 4 July 2007 Martine Fournier Became federal representative
Jean-Marie Dedecker Open VLD West Flanders 4 July 2007 Patrick De Klerck Became federal representative
Bart De Wever N-VA Antwerp 4 July 2007 Dirk de Kort Became federal representative
Etienne Schouppe CD&V East Flanders 4 July 2007 Cindy Franssen Became federal senator
Bart Somers Open VLD Antwerp 4 July 2007 Hans Schoofs Became federal representative
Steven Vanackere CD&V Brussels-Capital Region 4 July 2007 Paul Delva Became federal representative
Linda Vissers Vlaams Belang Limburg 4 July 2007 Leo Pieters Became federal representative
Caroline Gennez SP.A Antwerp 31 December 2007 Jo Vermeulen
Cathy Berx CD&V Antwerp 25 April 2008 Ward Kennes Became governor of Antwerp

Representatives who changed partiesEdit

Name Date Old party New party
Bart Caron 3 February 2009 SP.A Independent

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d In 2007, this member of the Flemish Parliament also became a Community senator.