Belgium: Political parties at a glance

PS

Socialist Party
Centre-left
S&D
EU Parliament
Government

PS (Parti Socialiste) is a center-left party and currently represented in parliament with 20 MPs.

MR

Reformist Movement
Liberal politics
RE
EU Parliament
Government

MR (Mouvement Réformateur) is a liberal party that is currently represented in the parliament with 14 MPs.

Ecolo

Ecolo
Environment & Climate
G/EFA
EU Parliament
Government

Ecolo (Écologistes Confédérés Pour l’Organisation de Luttes Originales) is a green party and currently represented in parliament with 13 MPs.

CD&V

Christian Democratic and Flemish
Centre-right
EPP
EU Parliament
Government

CD&V (Christen-Democratisch en Vlaams) is a center-right party that is currently represented in parliament with 12 seats.

The CD&V emphasizes the balance between social and economic interests. It is committed to strong social security, the promotion of education and the preservation of Christian values. The party strives for a compromise between social needs and economic progress.

OVLD

Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats
Liberal politics
RE
EU Parliament
Government

OVLD (Open Vlaamse Liberalen en Democraten) is a liberal party and currently represented in parliament with 12 MPs.

Vooruit

Forward
Centre-left
S&D
EU Parliament
Government

Vooruit is a center-left party that is currently represented in the parliament with 9 MPs.

Groen

Green
Environment & Climate
G/EFA
EU Parliament
Government

Groen is a green party that is currently represented in parliament with 8 seats.

N-VA

New Flemish Alliance
Centre-right
ECR
EU Parliament
Opposition

N-VA (Nieuw-Vlaamse Alliantie) is a center-right party and currently represented in parliament with 25 MPs.

VB

Flemish Interest
Right-wing
ID
EU Parliament
Opposition

VB (Vlaams Belang) is a right-wing party that is currently represented in the parliament with 18 MPs.

PVDA/PTB

Workers’ Party
Left-wing
LEFT
EU Parliament
Opposition

PVDA/PTB (Partij van de Arbeid van België/Parti du Travail de Belgique) is a left party and currently represented in parliament with 12 MPs.

LE

The Committed
Centre-right
EPP
EU Parliament
Opposition

LE (Les Engagés) is a center-right party that is currently represented in parliament with 5 seats.

DéFI

Democratic Federalist Independent
Transversal
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

DéFI (Démocrate Fédéraliste Indépendant) is a party of undefinable orientation that is currently represented in the parliament with 2 MPs.