EU and Belgian elections confirmed for June 2024

EU and Belgian elections confirmed for June 2024
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Next year's European Parliament elections will be held between 6 and 9 June 2024, while Belgians will head to the polls to elect local and federal representatives on 9 June.

The European Union confirmed on Wednesday the next European Parliament election dates, which also confirms the date of the Belgian elections.

Since 2014, Belgian law ensures that the country's federal elections are held on the same day as the European Parliament elections.

The dates were chosen by the EU body, the Committee of Permanent Representatives, who determined 6 and 9 June of next year.

The EU announcement confirms that Belgians will go to the polls on Sunday 9 June. 

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Belgian parties are already preparing their election campaign, with multiple party leaders having already put their hats into the ring to become Prime Minister.

Notably, political leaders going for the top job include the Flemish nationalist Bart De Wever (N-VA), the French-speaking socialist Paul Magnette (PS) and current PM and Flemish liberal Alexander De Croo (Open VLD).

In the European Parliament, 705 Members will be elected to the EU's main democratic body.

The European Parliament's President Roberta Metsola called on "everyone to recapture the sense of hope and possibility that the European Union offers" by voting in "the largest democratic exercise in Europe." She added that these elections will allow the EU to "keep listening, keep explaining and keep delivering."

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