1979 European Parliament Election in Belgium
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1979 European Parliament Election in Belgium
European Parliament election in Belgium, 1979

10 June 1979 1984 →

24 seats to the European Parliament
  First party Second party
  Bundesarchiv B 145 Bild-F050938-0028, Bonn, Tagung CDU-Bundesausschuss, Tindemans.jpg Karel van Miert (SP, België), Bestanddeelnr 933-5684.jpg
Leader Leo Tindemans Karel Van Miert
Party CVP sp.a
Alliance EPP PES
Seats won 7 3
Popular vote 1,607,941 698,889
Percentage 29.54% 12.84%

  Third party Fourth party
  Anne Marie Lizin au Sénat.jpg Ministers Belgische Kabinet. Vice Eerste Minister W. de Clerq (PVV), Bestanddeelnr 918-9461.jpg
Leader Anne-Marie Lizin Willy De Clercq
Party PS Open Vld
Alliance PES ALDE
Seats won 4 2
Popular vote 575,824 512,363
Percentage 10.58% 9.41%

Elections to the European Parliament were held in Belgium on 10 June 1979. The Dutch-speaking electoral college elected 13 MEPs and the French-speaking electoral college elected 11 MEPs.

Results

National

e o d Summary of the results of Belgium's 10 June 1979 election to the European Parliament
1979 o 1984 ->
National party European party Main candidate Electoral college (E.c.) Votes % +/- E.c. % Seats +/-
Christian People's Party (CVP) EPP Leo Tindemans Dutch-speaking 1,607,941 29.54 -- 48.09 7 --
Socialist Party (SP) SOC Karel Van Miert Dutch-speaking 698,889 12.84 -- 20.90 3 --
Socialist Party (PS) SOC Anne-Marie Lizin French-speaking 575,824 10.58 -- 27.43 4 --
Party for Freedom and Progress (PVV) LDR Willy De Clercq Dutch-speaking 512,363 9.41 -- 15.32 2 --
Christian Social Party (PSC) EPP Charles-Ferdinand Nothomb French-speaking 445,912 8.19 -- 21.24 3 --
  Democratic Front of Francophones (FDF) none Antoinette Spaak French-speaking 414,603 7.62 -- 19.75 2 --
Liberal Reformist Party (PRL) LDR Jean Rey French-speaking 372,904 6.85 -- 17.76 2 --
People's Union (VU) TGI Maurits Coppieters Dutch-speaking 324,540 5.96 -- 9.71 1 --
  Communist Party (KPB/PCB)


Total
Dutch-speaking
French-speaking
145,796
39,773
106,023
2.68
0.73
1.95
-- --
1.19
5.05
0 --
Confederated Ecologists (ECOLO) French-speaking 107,833 1.98 -- 5.14 0 --
Living Differently (AGALEV) Dutch-speaking 77,986 1.43 -- 2.33 0 --
Flemish Block (VB) Dutch-speaking 73,174 1.28 -- 2.10 0 --
Flemish People's Party (VVP) Dutch-speaking 34,706 0.64 1.04 0 --
Others (parties or candidates that won less than 1% of the regional vote and no seats) -- -- 0 --
Valid votes 5,442,978 87.61
Blank and invalid votes 769,753 12.39
Totals 6,212,731 100.00 -- -- 24 --
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 6,800,584 91.36 --

Dutch-speaking electoral college

Party/Alliance Votes % +/- Seats +/-
  CVP 1,607,941 48.09% -- 7 --
  BSP 698,889 20.90% -- 3 --
  PVV 512,363 15.32% -- 2 --
  VU 324,540 9.71% -- 1 --
  Agalev 77,986 2.33% -- 0 --
  All Others 121,783 3.64% -- 0 --

French-speaking electoral college

Party/Alliance Votes % +/- Seats +/-
  PS 575,824 27.43% -- 4 --
  PSC 445,912 21.24% -- 3 --
  FDF-RW 414,603 19.75% -- 2 --
  PRL 372,904 17.76% -- 2 --
  Ecolo 107,833 5.14% -- 0 --
  PCB 106,023 5.05% -- 0 --
  All Others 76,377 3.64% -- 0 --

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