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Last Updated: Monday, 14 June, 2004, 11:25 GMT 12:25 UK
European election : Belgium

European election result: Belgium (Full)
SEATS: 24
ELECTORATE: 7343466
RESULTS
  MEPs  
  PARTY +/- TOTAL  
  Parti Socialiste 1
4
 
  Christen-Democratisch & Vlaams 1
4
 
  Vlaams Blok 1
3
 
  Sociaal Progressief Alternatief + SPIRIT 1
3
 
  Vlaamse Liberalen en Democraten 0
3
 
  Mouvement Réformateur 0
3
 
  Cologistes Confédérés pour l'Organisation de Luttes Originales -2
1
 
  GROEN! -2
1
 
  Centre Démocrate Humaniste 0
1
 
  Christlich Soziale Partei - Europäische Volkspartei 0
1
 
  Front National 0
0
 
  Others (Belgium) 0
0
 


DESCRIPTION: Belgium

The ruling Liberal-Socialist government posted modest gains, winning a combined 13 seats - a gain of two. The opposition Christian Democrats won five seats, a gain of one, and the Flemish Bloc took three, also a gain of one. Turnout in a country which has compulsory voting was 90.08%, the highest in the EU. The federalist Belgian Prime Minister, Guy Verhofstadt, is currently the front-runner to take over the presidency of the European Commission.


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