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New MEPs: 25

 Group*  Party  MEPs
 Socialist  French Soc/
 Flem Soc/
 People's Un
 Centre-Right  Flem Chr/
 Fren Chr/
 Fren Libs
 Liberal  Flem Libs/
Fren Libs
 Green  Green  4
 United Left    0
 Far Right  Flem Sep  2
 Independent    0

Voting System
Proportional representation based on three electoral colleges: Flemish-speaking (Flanders and Brussels) 14 MEPs; French-speaking (Wallonia and Brussels) 10 MEPs; German-speaking, one MEP.

Electors vote for entire party lists or individuals. Seats allocated by the d'Hondt system. Voting is compulsory.

Main Parties:
  Flemish Christian

  Flemish Greens
  Flemish Liberal Democrats
  Flemish Separatists
  French Democratic Front
  French Greens
  French Social Christians
  French Socialists



The European elections in Belgium were overshadowed by the country's general election.

This resulted in defeat for Jean-Luc Dehaene's coalition, punished by the electorate for its handling of the scare over contaminated food.

The Green parties doubled their share of the vote in the national poll, benefiting from public feeling on the issue.

There was a similar trend in the European elections, with the Greens doubling their MEPs from two to four and governing parties doing badly.

Of the four coalition partners, only the French Socialists kept their complement of MEPs. The others - the Flemish Socialists, the Flemish Christian Democrats and the French Social Christians - lost one seat each.

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