1999 European Parliament election in Belgium

Elections to the European Parliament were held in Belgium on 13 June 1999. The Dutch electoral college elected 14 MEPs, the French electoral college elected 10 MEPs and the German-speaking electoral college elected 1 MEP. The European elections were held on the same day as the federal election and the regional elections.

European Parliament election in Belgium, 1999

13 June 1999

25 seats to the European Parliament
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Leader Annemie Neyts-Uyttebroeck Miet Smet
Party Open Vld CVP
Alliance ALDE EPP
Last election 3 seats, 11.37% 4 seats, 16.98%
Seats won 3 3
Seat change Steady Decrease 1
Popular vote 847,099 839,720
Percentage 13.61% 13.49%
Swing Increase 2.24% Decrease 3.49%

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Leader Daniel Ducarme Philippe Busquin
Party PRL PS
Alliance ALDE PES
Last election 3 seats, 9.21% 3 seats, 10.92%
Seats won 3 3
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 624,445 596,567
Percentage 10.03% 9.59%
Swing Decrease 0.95% Decrease 1.81%

Results

 Summary of the complete results of Belgium's 13 June 1999 election to the European Parliament
1999
National party European party Main candidate Electoral college Votes % +/– E.c. % Seats +/–
  Flemish Liberals and Democrats (VLD) Annemie Neyts Dutch-speaking 847,099 13.61 21.88 3 0 Steady
  Christian's People Party (CVP) Miet Smet Dutch-speaking 839,720 13.49 21.68 3 1 Decrease
  Liberal Reformist Party (PRL) + Democratic Front of Francophones (FDF) Daniel Ducarme French-speaking 624,445 10.03 26.99 3 0 Steady
  Socialist Party (PS) Philippe Busquin French-speaking 596,567 9.59 25.78 3 0 Steady
  Flemish Bloc (VB) Frank Vanhecke Dutch-speaking 584,392 9.39 15.09 2 0 Steady
  Socialist Party (SP) Frank Vandenbroucke Dutch-speaking 550,237 8.84 14.21 2 1 Decrease
  Ecology Party (ECOLO) Paul Lannoye French-speaking 525,316 8.44 22.70 3 2 Increase
  People's Union-ID (VU-ID) Bert Anciaux Dutch-speaking 471,238 7.57 12.17 2 1 Increase
  Agalev (AGALEV) Patsy Sörensen Dutch-speaking 464,042 7.46 11.98 2 1 Increase
  Christian Social Party (PSC) Michel Hansenne French-speaking 307,912 4.95 13.31 1 1 Decrease
  Christian Social Party (CSP) Mathieu Grosch German-speaking 13,456 0.22 36.47 1 0 Steady
  National Front (FN) Daniel Féret French-speaking 94,848 1.52 4.10 0 1 Decrease
  Vivant (VIVANT) Dutch-speaking 67,107 1.08 new 1.73 0 0 Steady
  Vivant (VIVANT) French-speaking 55,133 0.89 new 2.38 0 0 Steady
(DEBOUT) French-speaking 46,088 0.74 0 0 Steady
Communist Party (PC) French-speaking 25,539 0.41 0 0 Steady
Workers' Party (PVDA) None Dutch-speaking 21,966 0.35 0 0 Steady
Party for a New Politics in Belgium (PNPb) Dutch-speaking 17,095 0.27 0 0 Steady
Party for a New Politics in Belgium (PNPb) French-speaking 10,458 0.17 0 0 Steady
Social-Liberal Democrats (SoLiDe) Dutch-speaking 9,528 0.15 0 0 Steady
  Party for Freedom and Progress (PFF) German-speaking 7,234 19.60 0 0 Steady
  Ecology Party (ECOLO) German-speaking 6,276 17.01 0 0 Steady
  Socialist Party (SP) German-speaking 4,215 11.42 0 0 Steady
Party of the German-speaking Belgians (PDB) German-speaking 3,661 9.92 0 0 Steady
(PCN) French-speaking 2,720 0.04 0 0 Steady
Valid votes 6,223,142 93.07
Blank and invalid votes 463,078 6.93
Totals 6,686,220 100.00 25 0 Steady
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 7,343,464 91.05
Source: Belgian Ministry of the Interior
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