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Legislative elections: Chamber of Representatives, 4-year term, 5% threshold (constituency based), party-list proportional representation system
           ¬∑ King: Albert II. ¬∑ Prime Minister: Yves Leterme (CD&V) ¬∑ Government: CD&V, MR, CDH, PS

Party Ideology, Affiliation, Founding 2010 Seats 2007 Seats
Nieuw-Vlaamse Alliantie (N-VA) <
New Flemish Alliance
Separatism; Flemish nationalism, Conservatism EFA
2001
17,3% 27 CD&V 5
Parti Socialiste (PS) <
Socialist Party
Social democracy
 
PES, SI
1978
14,0% 26 10,9% 20
Christen-Democratisch & Vlaams (CD&V) <
Christian-Democratic & Flemish
Christian democracy
 
EPP, CDI
1972
10,9% 17 18,5% 25
Mouvement Réformateur (MR) <
Reform Movement
Liberalism
 
ELDR, LI
2002
9,5% 18 12,5% 23
Socialistische Partij Anders (SPA) <
Socialist Party Different
Social democracy; Third Way
 
PES, SI
1978
9,0% 13 10,3% 14
Vlaamse Liberalen en Democraten (VLD) <
Flemish Liberals and Democrats
Liberalism; Social liberalism
 
ELDR, LI
1972
8,4% 13 11,8% 18
Vlaams Belang (VB) <
Flemish Interest
Separatism; Flemish nationalism, Far-right politics -
2004
7,7% 12 12,0% 17
Centre Démocrate Humaniste (CDH) <
Humanist Democratic Centre
Christian democracy
 
EPP, CDI
1972
5,7% 9 6,1% 10
√Čcologistes (ECOLO) <
Ecologists
Green politics
 
EGP, GG
1980
4,9% 8 5,1% 8
De Vlaamse Groenen (GROEN) <
The Flemish Greens
Green politics
 
EGP, GG
1981
4,2% 5 4,0% 4
Lijst Dedecker (LDD) <
List Dedecker
Conservative liberalism; Euroscepticism AECR
2007
2,3% 1 4,0% 5
Parti Populaire (PP) <
People's Party
Conservative liberalism
 
-
2009
1,3% 1 - -
Front National (FN) <
National Front
Nationalism; Far-right politics
 
AENM
1985
0,5% - 2,0% 1
Others - - 4,3% - 2,8% -
Total - - - 150 - 150
Turnout - - 87,2% 91,3%

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© 2006-2012 zentele.de. Source: IBZ (http://www.elections2010.belgium.be).
Archive: Elections 1946-2003.