Groen biggest Flemish party in Brussels
The green party Groen has surpassed Open VLD to become Brussels’ biggest Dutch-speaking party
Huge gains for sister party Ecolo
Liberals Open VLD was previously the Brussels parliament’s biggest Flemish party, with Groen in second place, just ahead of nationalists N-VA. Open VLD plummeted nearly 11 percentage points this time around, while Groen gained 2.7 points. Open VLD, N-VA and socialist party One.Brussels will all get three seats.
Groen tied with extreme right party Vlaams Belang for the biggest gain on the last election. Vlaams Belang’s 2.7-point gain gives them one seat, the same as Christian-democrats CD&V, workers’ party PVDA, citizens’ party Agora and animal rights party DierAnimal.
The most votes in Brussels as a whole (22%) went to French-speaking socialist party PS, followed by green party Ecolo (19.1%), which made the biggest gain, nearly doubling its number of seats to 15. The third-biggest party is the MR liberals (16.9%).
Photo: Groen party chair Meyrem Almaci flanked by Ecolo party chairs
Graph of seats in Brussels parliament courtesy VRT