2009 Belgian Regional Elections
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2009 Belgian Regional Elections

Regional elections were held in Belgium on 7 June 2009 to choose representatives in the regional parliaments of Flanders, Wallonia, Brussels and the German-speaking Community of Belgium. These elections were held on the same day as the European elections.[1]

The Parliament of the French Community is composed of all elected members of the Walloon Parliament (except German-speakers) and 19 of the French-speaking members of the Brussels Parliament.

Flemish Parliament

2009 Flemish parliamentary election

← 2004 7 June 2009 (2009-06-07) 2014 →

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

All 124 members of the Flemish Parliament were elected. The five Flemish provinces (West Flanders, East Flanders, Antwerp, Flemish Brabant and Limburg) each are a constituency, plus the Brussels-Capital Region where those voting for a Dutch-language party could also vote in the Flemish election.

Source: Elections 2009 - Flemish Parliament


e o d Summary of the 7 June 2009 Flemish Parliament election results
o 2009 o 2014 ->
Party Main ideology Main candidate Votes % +/- Seats +/-
FLA BRU TOT
Christian Democratic & Flemish (CD&V) Christian democracy Kris Peeters 939,873 22.86 * 30 1 31 *
Flemish Interest (VB) far-right Flemish nationalism Filip Dewinter 628,564 15.28 8.86 Decrease 20 1 21 11 Decrease
Socialist Party-Differently (SP.A) Social democracy Caroline Gennez 627,852 15.27 * 18 1 19 *
Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats (OPEN VLD) Liberalism Dirk Van Mechelen 616,610 14.99 4.80 Decrease 19 2 21 4 Decrease
New Flemish Alliance (N-VA) centre-right Flemish nationalism Bart De Wever 537,040 13.06 * 16 0 16 *
List Dedecker (LDD) Libertarianism Jean-Marie Dedecker 313,176 7.62 new 8 0 8 new
Green! (GROEN!) Green politics Mieke Vogels 278,211 6.77 0.83 Decrease 6 1 7 1 Increase
Union of Francophones (UF) Francophone minority politics Christian Van Eyken 47,319 1.15 0.08 Increase 1 0 1 0 Steady
Social Liberal Party (SLP) Social liberalism Geert Lambert 44,734 1.09 * 0 0 0 --
Workers' Party (PVDA) far-left Socialism Dirk De Block 42,849 1.04 0.48 Increase 0 0 0 --
Others (parties and candidates that received less than 1% of the vote and no seats) -- 0 0 0 --
Valid votes 4,112,325 94.50
Blank and invalid votes 239,482 5.50
Totals 4,351,807 100.00 -- 118 6 124 --
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 4,676,488 93.06 0.73 Decrease
Source: Federal Portal - Flemish Parliament Election 2009.

Notes:
1) * = The results of Christian Democratic & Flemish and the Socialist Party-Differently are compared with the results of the Christian Democratic and Flemish / New Flemish Alliance
and the Socialist Party-Differently / Spirit (now the Social Liberal Party) joint lists in the 2004 regional elections.
2) FLA = Flanders, BRU = Brussels (Capital Region), TOT = total

Vote share
CD&V
22.86%
VB
15.28%
sp.a
15.27%
Open VLD
14.99%
N-VA
13.06%
List Dedecker
7.62%
Groen!
6.77%
UF
1.15%
SLP
1.09%
PVDA+
1.04%
Other
0.88%

Details

Region Seats won per party Total seats
Provinces CD&V VB OPEN VLD SP.A N-VA LDD GROEN! UF
Flanders Antwerp
N/A
East Flanders
N/A
Flemish Brabant
Limburg
N/A N/A
West Flanders
N/A
Brussels
N/A N/A
N/A
Total

Walloon Parliament

2009 Walloon parliamentary election

← 2004 7 June 2009 (2009-06-07) 2014 →

All 75 seats in the Walloon Parliament
38 seats needed for a majority

All 75 members of the Walloon Regional Parliament were elected.

Source: Elections 2009 - Walloon Parliament


e o d Summary of the 7 June 2009 Walloon Parliament election results
o 2009 o 2014 ->
National party Main ideology Main candidate Votes % +/- Seats +/-
Socialist Party (PS) Social democracy Rudy Demotte 657,803 32.77 4.14 Decrease 29 5 Decrease
Reformist Movement (MR) Liberalism Serge Kubla 469,792 23.41 0.89 Decrease 19 1 Decrease
Confederated Ecologists (ECOLO) Green politics Marcel Cheron 372,067 18.54 10.02 Increase 14 11 Increase
Humanist Democratic Centre (CDH) Christian democracy André Antoine 323,952 16.14 1.48 Decrease 13 1 Decrease
National Front (FN) Nationalism 57,374 2.86 5.26 Decrease 0 4 Decrease
Rassemblement Wallonie France (RWF) Walloon movement 27,955 1.39 0.38 Increase 0 0 Steady
Workers' Party+ (PTB+) Socialism 24,875 1.24 0.62 Increase 0 0 Steady
Others (parties and candidates that received less than 1% of the vote and no seats) 73,220 3.65 -- 0 --
Valid votes 2,007,038 92.32
Blank and invalid votes 166,863 7,68
Totals 2,173,901 100.00 -- 75 0 Steady
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 2,442,697 89.00 0.51 Decrease
Vote share
PS
32.77%
MR
23.41%
Ecolo
18.54%
cdH
16.14%
FN
2.86%
RWF
1.39%
PTB+
1.24%
Other
3.65%

Brussels Regional Parliament

2009 Brussels parliamentary election

← 2004 7 June 2009 (2009-06-07) 2014 →

All 89 seats in the Brussels Parliament
45 seats needed for a majority

All 89 members of the Parliament of the Brussels-Capital Region were elected. Those voting for a Dutch-language party could also cast a vote for the Flemish parliamentary election.

Source: Elections 2009 - Parliament of the Brussels-Capital Region


e o d Summary of the 7 June 2009 Brussels Parliament election results
o 2009 o 2014 ->
National party Main ideology Main candidate Votes % +/- L.g. % Seats +/-
French-speaking language group
Reformist Movement (MR) Liberalism Armand De Decker 121,905 26.46 29.82 24 1 Decrease
Socialist Party (PS) Social democracy Charles Picqué 107,303 23.29 26.24 21 5 Decrease
Confederated Ecologists (ECOLO) Green politics Evelyne Huytebroeck 82,663 17.94 20.22 16 9 Increase
Humanist Democratic Centre (CDH) Christian democracy Benoît Cerexhe 60,527 13.14 14.80 11 1 Increase
National Front (FN) Nationalism Patrick Sessler 7,803 1.69 1.91 0 4 Decrease
Pro Bruxsel (PRO BRUXSEL) Regionalism Philippe Delstanche 6,840 1.48 1.67 0 new
Equality (EGALITÉ) Nordine Saïdi 4,289 0.93 1.05 0
Others (parties and candidates that received less than 1% of the language group vote and no seats)  -- 0 --
Subtotal 408,870 -- -- 100.00 72 0 Steady
Dutch-speaking language group
Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats (OPEN VLD) Liberalism Guy Vanhengel 11,957 2.60 23.07 4 *
Socialist Party-Differently (SP.A) Social democracy Pascal Smet 10,085 2.19 19.46 4 *
Flemish Interest (VB) Flemish nationalism Johan Demol 9,072 1.97 17.51 3 3 Decrease
Christian Democratic & Flemish (CD&V) Christian democracy Steven Vanackere 7,696 1.67 14.85 3 *
Green! (GROEN!) Green politics Bruno De Lille 5,806 1.26 11.20 2 1 Increase
New Flemish Alliance (N-VA) Flemish nationalism Paul De Ridder 2,586 0.56 4.99 1 *
List Dedecker (LDD) Libertarianism Piet Deslé 1,957 0.42 3.78 0 new
Pro Bruxsel (PRO BRUXSEL) Regionalism Jan Verbeke 1,225 0.27 2.36 0 new
Workers' Party+ (PVDA+) Socialism Riet Dhont 611 0.13 1.18 0 0 Steady
Others (parties and candidates that received less than 1% of the language group vote and no seats) -- 0 --
Subtotal 51,818 -- -- 100.00 17 0 Steady
Valid votes 460,688 95.04
Blank and invalid votes 24,031 4.96
Totals 484,719 100.00 -- -- 89 0 Steady
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 574,793 84.33

Parliament of the German-speaking Community

All 25 members of the Parliament of the German-speaking Community were elected.

Source: Elections 2009 - German Community Parliament

Party Votes % +/- Seats +/-
  Christian Social Party 10,122 27.02 -5.77 7 -1
  Socialist Party 7,231 19.30 +0.29 5 ±0
  Party for Freedom and Progress 6,562 17.52 -3.46 4 -1
  ProDG 6,553 17.49 +5.80 4 +1
  Ecolo 4,310 11.50 +3.32 3 +1
  Vivant 2,684 7.16 -0.18 2 ±0
Total 37,462 100.00 -- 25 --
Vote share
CSP
27.02%
SP
19.30%
PFF-MR
17.52%
ProDG
17.49%
Ecolo
11.50%
Vivant
7.16%

References

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