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French-speaking electoral college

French-speaking electoral college
European Parliament constituency
Map of the European Parliament constituencies with French-speaking electoral college highlighted in red
Location among the current constituencies
French-speaking electoral college.svg
Shown within Belgium
Member stateBelgium
Created1979
MEPs8
Sources
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The French-speaking electoral college is one of three constituencies of the European Parliament in Belgium. It currently elects 8 MEPs using the D'Hondt method of party-list proportional representation. It elected 9 MEPs until the 2007 accession of Bulgaria and Romania.

Prior to the 1999 elections, electors in the German-speaking community were voting in the French-speaking electoral college, along with the rest of the Walloon region where they are located; they vote now in their own German-speaking electoral college.

Boundaries

The constituency corresponds to the French Community of Belgium. In officially bilingual Brussels, electors can choose between lists of this electoral college or those of the Dutch-speaking electoral college.

Prior to the 2011-2012 state reform, electors could choose between both lists not only in Brussels, but in an area encompassing unilingually Dutch territory, Brussels-Halle-Vilvoorde. Some towns in the officially Dutch-speaking Brussels Periphery still have this option however.

Members of the European Parliament

2009 - 2014

2004 - 2009

Election results

2009

Party Affiliation Votes % Change Seats Change
  Socialist Party (PS) PES 714,947 29.10 Decrease 6.99 3 Decrease 1
  Reformist Movement (MR) ELDR 640,092 26.05 Decrease 1.53 2 Decrease 1
  Ecolo EGP 562,081 22.88 Increase 13.03 2 Increase 1
  Humanist Democratic Centre (CDH) EPP 327,824 13.34 Decrease 1.80 1 0
  National Front (FN) None 87,706 3.57 Decrease 3.88 0 0
  Workers Party of Belgium+ (PTB) None 28,483 1.16 Increase 0.35 0 0
  Others 96,045 3.91 0
Total 2,457,178 100 8 Decrease 1

2004

Party Votes % Change Seats
Socialist Party (PS) 878,577 36.09 +10.31 4 +1
Reformist Movement (MR) 671,422 27.58 +0.59 3 0
Democratic Humanist Centre (CDH) 368,753 15.15 +1.84 1 +1
Ecologists (Ecolo) 239,687 9.84 −12.86 1 -2
National Front (FN) 181,351 7.45 +3.35 0 0
New Belgian Front (FNB) 26,775 1.1 +0.03 0 0
Rassemblement Wallonie-France (RWF) 23,090 0.95 N/A 0
CDF 19,718 0.81 N/A 0
Workers' Party of Belgium (PTB+) 19,645 0.81 N/A 0
Movement for a Socialist Alternative (MAS) 5,675 0.23 N/A 0
Total 2,434,693     9

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