De provincieraadsverkiezingen van 13 december 1987

  • Danny Toelen


At the provincial council elections of the 13th of december 1987 only one of the three traditional political  families made a general progress, namely the socialists. Mainly in Wallonia the socialists improved their position seriously. In this part of the country they are the only and absolute winners of these provincial elections. The christian-democrats and the liberals were subject of a severe decline. Por the christian-democrats this decline was mainly situated in Flanders. The liberals had a serious decline in W allonia, that couldn't be counterbalanced by the small progress they made in Flanders. The ecologists made progress, mostly in the Flemish part of the country and in Brussels. By the federalist parties the Volksunie had a loss of three provincial council seats in Flanders, but the seperatistic and extreme right party Vlaams Blok won two seats. The communists disappeared totally from the provincial councils in Belgium. The results of the provincial council elections had a similar profile as these of the House of Representatives and the Senate which where held at the same day.

How to Cite:

Toelen, D., (1988) “De provincieraadsverkiezingen van 13 december 1987”, Res Publica 30(1), p.99-118. doi:

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Published on
30 Mar 1988
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