2000 Belgian local elections


The Belgian provincial, municipal and district elections of 2000 took place on Sunday October 8, 2000. The electors elected the municipal councillors of 589 cities and towns (308 in the Flemish Region, 262 in the Walloon Region and 19 in the Brussels-Capital Region) as well as the ten provincial councils. Additionally, the newly established district councils in the city of Antwerp were elected for the first time.

2000 Belgian local elections

 1994 8 October 2000 (2000-10-08) 2006 

Newly elected councillors took office in January 2001, with a six-year term ending in 2007. The next local elections took place on October 8, 2006.

Soon after this election, the federal government under Verhofstadt transferred the responsibility over local government to the three regional governments, including the responsibility of organising local elections.

Flanders


Provinces

Party / Alliance Antwerp East Flanders Flemish Brabant Limburg West Flanders Total
CVP2125222733128
VLD2027211820106
SP121312211876
VB2012107554
Agalev9580426
Volksunie2252415
UF66
Total 8484847584411
Antwerp
Party Votes % +/– Seats +/–
Christian People's Party (Christelijke Volkspartij)249,84023.293.89 216
Flemish Block (Vlaams Blok)237,14222.114.96 204
Flemish Liberals and Democrats (Vlaamse Liberalen en Democraten)222,30620.725.82 207
Socialist Party (Socialistische Partij)149,08313.902.26 123
Agalev120,91111.270.39 90
People's Union (Volksunie & ID)64,0965.975.97 22

Municipalities

Antwerp
Party Votes % +/– Seats +/–
Flemish Block89,21332.954.92 202
SP52,76019.490.97 121
VLD45,90316.954.96 103
CVP30,09611.126
Agalev29,96611.071.97 61
VU–ID8,4223.111
Valid votes270,75096.93
Blanco and invalid votes8,5793.07
Total279,329100.0055
Electorate and voter turnout316,92688.14
Ghent
Party Votes % +/– Seats +/–
SP36,82925.073.26 141
VLD30,89521.030.69 112
Flemish Block28,69919.546.88 114
CVP26,34417.933.63 102
Agalev13,3859.110.68 41
VU–ID5,8283.973.97 10
Other parties4,9103.34
Valid votes146,89095.89
Blanco and invalid votes6,2894.11
Total153,179100.0051
Electorate and voter turnout168,44190.94

Wallonia


Provinces

Party / Alliance Hainaut Liège Luxembourg Namur Walloon Brabant Total
PS3933111913115
PRL-MCC11920181774
PRL-FDF12323
PSC13131613863
Ecolo1212271144
FN100001
CSP233
PFF222
SP211
Vivant00011
Total8484475656327
  1. The Parti Réformateur Libéral participated in the election in an electoral coalition with the Front Démocratique des Francophones in Walloon Brabant and with the Mouvement des Citoyens pour le Changement in the four other provinces.
  2. The Christlich-Soziale Partei, the Partei für Freiheit und Fortschritt and the Sozialistische Partei are German-speaking parties. They are only active in the German-speaking Community of Belgium.