The Greens are gaining support in Belgium

In Belgium the green parties are up by 4.2 points, in contrast with the relative crise of the GUE/NGL parties across Europe. All the other Belgian parties are stable or losing ground.

In Belgium one poll was recorded between January 1 and February 28, 2019. The parties belonging to Greens/EFA have gained support in the polls, while those belonging to ALDE, ECR, ENF, EPP, GUE/NGL, and S&D have all lost support. The poll is from February 11, 2019.

Polling support for parties in Belgium

EP group Parties Support 2-month change
ALDE Reformist Movement and Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats 26.1% -1 points
ECR New Flemish Alliance 28.1% -0.3 points
EFDD People's Party 2.0% 0
ENF Flemish Interest 8.0% -0.5 points
EPP Humanist Democratic Centre and Christian Democratic and Flemish 19.0% -0.7 points
GUE/NGL Workers' Party 8.1% -1 points
Greens/EFA Ecolo and Green 28.4% +4.2 points
S&D Socialist Party and Socialist Party Different 27.0% -0.6 points
New or uncategorized Democratic Federalist Independent 3.0% 0 points

This analysis is part of a study based on 298 polls conducted in the EU member states between January 1 and February 28, 2019. The polls were gathered by the Poll of Polls , which has more has more in-depth polling data for Belgium.

What are the trends at the European level?

At the European level, GUE/NGL is the group that seems to be taking the biggest hit. It is down by 0.7 points to 7.5 percent. Here are some of the national parties belonging to GUE/NGL that are particularly losing ground:

  • Podemos (Spain): -3.7 points to 12.4 percent
  • Levica (Slovenia): -1.2 points to 8.5 percent
  • La France insoumise (France): -1.2 points to 8.6 percent

Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) and the European People's Party (EPP) are also down in the latest polls by 0.7 and 0.2 points.

The EP group with the biggest increase across the continent is the social democratic S&D. The national parties of this group is up by 0.4 points. Parties that are currently not in the European Parliament and are yet to choose an EP group, are also gaining support, now sitting at 8.1 percent across the union.

To know more about European trends and the methodology that we used for this analysis, you can have a look at this page.

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Wednesday 06 March 2019


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