The Flemish electorate doesn’t seem to have warmed to the renewal operation of party leader John Crombez. Results for the Flemish parliament show losses to 4% for the opposition party. It’s a similar story for SP.A in the results for the federal Chamber of Representatives.
The socialists haven’t made any headway in a single Flemish province, not even in Mr Crombez’s West Flanders. There are big blows for the socialists in Limburg and East Flanders. In Limburg the socialists faced green floor leader Meryame Kitir, while in East Flanders a relatively unknown headed the list.