1995 Belgian Regional Elections
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1995 Belgian Regional Elections

On May 21, 1995, regional elections were held in Belgium, to choose representatives in the regional councils of Flanders, Wallonia, Brussels and the German-speaking Community of Belgium. It also was the first time elections were held for the Flemish and the Walloon Council. The regional elections were held on the same day as the federal election.

Flemish Parliament

1995 Flemish parliamentary election

21 May 1995 1999 →

All 124 seats in the Flemish Parliament
62 seats needed for a majority

Following this first direct election of the Flemish Parliament, the Christian democrats (CVP) and the Socialist Party (SP) formed a Flemish Government led by Minister-President Luc Van den Brande (CVP).


e o d Summary of the 21 May 1995 Flemish Parliament election results
1995 o 1999 ->
Party Main ideology Main candidate Votes % +/- Seats +/-
FLA BRU TOT
Christian People's Party (CVP) Christian democracy 1,010,505 26.78 -- 35 2 37 --
Flemish Liberals and Democrats (VLD) Liberalism 761,262 20.18 -- 26 1 27 --
Socialist Party (SP) Social democracy 733,703 19.45 -- 25 1 26 --
Flemish Block (VB) Flemish nationalism 465,239 12.33 -- 15 2 17 --
People's Union (VU) Flemish nationalism 338,173 8.96 -- 9 0 9 --
Living Differently (AGALEV) Green politics 267,155 7.08 -- 7 0 7 --
Union of Francophones (UF) Francophone minority politics 44,053 1.17 -- 1 0 1 --
Others (parties and candidates that received less than 1% of the vote and no seats) 153,109 4.06 -- 0 0 0 --
Valid votes 3,773,199 92.89
Blank and invalid votes 288,666 7.11
Totals 4,061,865 100.00 -- 118 6 124 --
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout * 4,392,481 92.47 --
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.
Vote share
CVP
26.78%
VLD
20.18%
SP
19.45%
VB
12.33%
VU
8.96%
Agalev
7.08%
UF
1.17%
Other
4.06%

By constituency

Constituency \ Party CVP VLD SP VB VU Agalev UF Total
Antwerp 4 4 4 4 1 2 - 19
Hasselt-Tongeren-Maaseik 5 3 4 1 1 1 - 15
Mechelen-Turnhout 5 2 2 3 1 1 - 14
Ghent-Eeklo 4 3 2 1 1 1 - 12
Halle-Vilvoorde 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 11
Kortrijk-Roeselare-Tielt 4 2 2 1 1 0 - 10
Leuven 2 2 3 1 1 0 0 9
Sint-Niklaas-Dendermonde 2 2 1 1 1 1 - 8
Aalst-Oudenaarde 2 2 3 1 0 0 - 8
Veurne-Diksmuide-Ypres 2 2 2 1 0 0 - 7
Bruges 2 1 1 0 1 0 - 5
Total (Flemish Region only) 35 26 25 15 9 7 1 118
Brussels-Capital 2 1 1 2 0 0 - 6
Total (Flemish Community) 37 27 26 17 9 7 1 124

Walloon Regional Parliament

e o d Summary of the 21 May 1995 Walloon Parliament election results
1995 o 1999 ->
National party Main ideology Main candidate Votes % +/- Seats +/-
Socialist Party (PS) Social democracy 665,986 35.22 -- 30 --
Liberal Reformist Party (PRL) + Democratic Front of Francophones (FDF) Liberalism 447,542 23.67 -- 19 --
Christian Social Party (PSC) Christian democracy 407,741 21.56 -- 16 --
Confederated Ecologists (ECOLO) Green politics 196,988 10.42 -- 8 --
National Front (FN) Nationalism 96,574 5.11 -- 2 --
Others (parties and candidates that received less than 1% of the vote and no seats) 71,422 3.78 -- 0 --
Valid votes 1,891,134 92.07
Blank and invalid votes 162,900 7.93
Totals 2,054,034 100.00 -- 75 --
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 2,269,135 90.52 --
Vote share
PS
35.22%
PRL-FDF
23.67%
PSC
21.56%
Ecolo
10.42%
FN
5.11%
Other
3.78%

Brussels Regional Parliament

e o d Summary of the 21 May 1995 Brussels Parliament election results
o 1995 o 1999 ->
National party Main ideology Main candidate Votes % +/- Seats +/-
Liberal Reformist Party (PRL) + Democratic Front of Francophones (FDF) Liberalism 144,478 34.98 1.32 Decrease 28 1 Increase
Socialist Party (PS) Social democracy 88,370 21.4 0.55 Decrease 17 1 Decrease
Christian Social Party (PSC) Christian democracy 38,244 9.26 2.59 Decrease 7 2 Decrease
Confederated Ecologists (ECOLO) Green politics 37,308 9.03 1.21 Decrease 7 1 Decrease
National Front (FN) Nationalism 30,803 7.46 4.18 Increase 6 4 Increase
Christian People's Party (CVP) Christian democracy 13,586 3.29 0.94 Decrease 3 1 Decrease
Flemish Block (VB) Flemish nationalism 12,507 3.03 0.97 Increase 2 1 Increase
Flemish Liberals and Democrats (VLD) Liberalism 11,034 2.67 0.10 Decrease 2 0 Steady
Socialist Party (SP) Social democracy 9,987 2.42 0.25 Decrease 2 0 Steady
People's Union (VU) Flemish nationalism 5,726 1.39 0.68 Decrease 1 0 Steady
Living Differently (AGALEV) Green politics 3,906 0.95 0.15 Decrease 0 1 Decrease
Others (parties and candidates that received less than 1% of the vote and no seats) 17,028 4.12 -- 0 --
Valid votes
Blank and invalid votes
Totals 100.00 -- 75 0 Steady
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout --

Council of the German-speaking Community

Party/Alliance Votes % +/- Seats +/-
CSP 13,307 35.93% +2.33% 10 +2
PFF 7,367 19.89% +0.11% 5 0
SP 5,958 16.09% -0.25% 4 0
Ecolo 5,128 13.85% -1.19% 3 -1
PJU 5,051 13.64% -1.61% 3 -1
PAB-AE 226 0.61% +0.61% 0 0
Vote share
CSP
35.93%
PFF
19.89%
SP
16.09%
Ecolo
13.85%
PJU
13.64%
PAB-AE
0.61%

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