1989 European Parliament election in Belgium


Elections to the European Parliament were held in Belgium on 18 June 1989. The Dutch-speaking electoral college elected 13 MEPs and the French-speaking electoral college elected 11 MEPs.

European Parliament election in Belgium, 1989

 1984 18 June 1989 1994 

24 seats to the European Parliament
  First party Second party
 
Leader Leo Tindemans Ernest Glinne
Party CVP PS
Alliance EPP PES
Last election 4 seats, 19.80% 5 seats, 13.32%
Seats won 5 5
Seat change 1
Popular vote 1,247,075 854,207
Percentage 21.14% 14.48%
Swing 1.34% 1.16%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Leader Marc Galle Willy De Clercq
Party sp.a Open Vld
Alliance PES ALDE
Last election 4 seats, 17.12% 2 seats, 10.60%
Seats won 3 3
Seat change 1 1
Popular vote 733,242 678,421
Percentage 12.43% 11.37%
Swing 4.69% 0.77%

The first election to the newly established Brussels Regional Council was held on the same day.

Results


National

Summary of the results of Belgium's 18 June 1989 election to the European Parliament
← 1984 • 1989 • 1994 →
National party European party Main candidate Electoral college (E.c.) Votes  % +/– E.c. % Seats +/–
Christian People's Party (CVP) Leo Tindemans Dutch-speaking 1,247,07521.1434.0851
Socialist Party (PS) Ernest Glinne French-speaking 854,20714.4838.1350
Socialist Party (SP) Marc Galle Dutch-speaking 733,24212.4320.0431
Party for Freedom and Progress (PVV) Willy De Clercq Dutch-speaking 625,56110.6017.1020
  Christian Social Party (PSC) Gérard Deprez French-speaking 476,7958.0821.2820
Living Differently (AGALEV) Paul Staes Dutch-speaking 446,5397.5712.2010
  Liberal Reformist Party (PRL) François-Xavier de Donnéa French-speaking 423,4797.1818.9021
  Confederated Ecologists (ECOLO) Paul Lannoye French-speaking 371,0536.2916.5621
People's Union (VU) Jaak Vandemeulebroucke Dutch-speaking 318,1535.398.7011
Flemish Block (VB) Karel Dillen Dutch-speaking 241,1174.096.5911
  Democratic Front of Francophones (FDF) French-speaking 85,8671.463.8300
Others (parties or candidates that won less than 1% of the national vote and no seats) 0
Valid votes 5,899,300 91.62
Blank and invalid votes 539,438 8.38
Totals 6,438,738 100.00 24 0
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 7,096,273 90.73 1.36

Dutch-speaking electoral college


Party/Alliance Votes  % +/− Seats +/−
  Christian Democratic and Flemish (CVP) 1,247,07534.08%+1.55%5+1
  Socialist Party (SP) 733,24220.04%−8.09%3−1
  Flemish Liberals and Democrats (PVV) 625,56117.10%+2.91%20
  Agalev-Groen 446,53912.20%+5.12%10
  People's Union (VU) - EVA 318,1538.70%−5.21%1−1
  Vlaams Blok 241,1176.59%+4.49%1+1
  All Others 47,2191.29%00
  • All parties with more than 50,000 votes are listed.

French-speaking electoral college


Party/Alliance Votes  % +/− Seats +/−
  Socialist Party (PS) 854,20738.13%+4.09%50
  Christian Social Party (PSC) 476,79521.28%+1.81%20
  Liberal Reformist Party (PRL) 423,47918.90%−5.24%2−1
  Ecolo 371,05316.56%+6.71%2+1
  Democratic Front of Francophones (FDF) 85,8673.83%−2.55%00
  All Others 28,9931.29%00
  • All parties with more than 50,000 votes are listed.