"CD&V/N-VA will be largest formation"

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8 June 2007, BRUSSELS – According to the most recent poll from La Libre Belgique/VTM/RTL-TVi/De Morgen on the elections next Sunday, Flemish Christian Democrats CD&V/New Flemish Alliance N-VA will emerge as the largest political formation with 28.4 percent of the vote.

8 June 2007

BRUSSELS – According to the most recent poll from La Libre Belgique/VTM/RTL-TVi/De Morgen on the elections next Sunday, Flemish Christian Democrats CD&V/New Flemish Alliance N-VA will emerge as the largest political formation with 28.4 percent of the vote.

Flemish liberal Open VLD will gain ground, but will still be lagging far behind its result in 2003.

In Wallonia the Socialist PS will continue to be the largest party by far, despite the scandals in Charleroi.

The survey was conducted between 16 and 29 May. 2,000 Belgians (750 each in Flanders and Wallonia, and 500 in Brussels) aged 18 and older were asked who they planned to vote for. There is a 2.25 percent margin of error.

CD&V/N-VA will be largest formation, with 28.4 percent of the vote, the poll indicates. The next largest party will be Vlaams Belang, with 22.9 percent of the vote, quite close to its record result from 2004.

  

Open VLD should slowly get back on its feet with 18.6 percent, closing the gap between the liberals and the SP.A-Spirit alliance, which is expected to secure 19.4 of the vote.

Green party Groen! will manage to reach the electoral threshold with 6.3 percent of the vote, but Lijst Dedecker (2.0 percent) will not.

Yves Leterme (CD&V) has increased his lead on Guy Verhofstadt (Open VLD) as the most popular politician in Flanders. Johan Vande Lanotte (SP.A) has overtaken Filip Dewinter (Vlaams Belang) to secure third place on this ranking.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Belgian news

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