European Parliament election, 2004

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Template:Politics of the European Union Elections to the European Parliament were held from June 10, 2004 to June 13, 2004 in the 25 member states of the European Union, using varying election days according to local custom. Votes were counted as the polls closed, but results were not announced until June 13 and 14 so results from one country would not influence voters in another where polls were still open; however, the Netherlands, voting on Thursday 10, announced nearly-complete provisional results as soon as they were counted, on the evening of its election day, a move heavily criticized by the European Commission.

Approximately 343 657 800 people were eligible to vote, the second-largest democratic electorate in the world after India. It was the biggest transnational direct election in history, and the 10 new member states elected MEPs for the first time. The new Parliament consists of 732 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). Voting was in most cases by proportional voting, using the D'Hondt method for calculating the number of seats to be allocated to each party's candidate list. In Italy open lists are used. In the United Kingdom, closed lists are used in England, Wales and Scotland but the Single Transferable Vote is used in Northern Ireland.

Results overall show a general defeat of governing parties and an increase in representatives from eurosceptic parties. However, the balance of power in the Parliament remains similar despite the 10 new member states.

Voting
Days
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Thursday
10 June
Netherlands, United Kingdom
Friday
11 June
Czech Republic, Ireland
Saturday
12 June
Czech Republic, Italy, Latvia, Malta
Sunday
13 June
Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark,
Estonia, Finland, France, Germany,
Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania,
Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal,
Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden
Contents

Results

At a glance

original groupings EPPEDPESELDRGreens/ EFAEUL/ NGLUENEDDothers6total
before 2004 enlargement 232 175 52 45 49 23 17 32 625
after 2004 enlargement; outgoing 295
(37.4%)
232
(29.4%)
67
(8.5%)
47
(6.0%)
55
(7.0%)
30
(3.8%)
18
(2.3%)
44
(5.6%)
788 (100%)
immediately after election 277
(37.8%)
198
(27.0%)
68
(9.4%)
38
(5.2%)
39
(5.3%)
27
(3.7%)
15
(2.0%)
70
(9.6%)
732 (100%)
difference -18
(+0.4%)
-34
(-2.4%)
+1
(+0.9%)
-9
(-0.8%)
-16
(-1.7%)
-3
(-0.1%)
-3
(-0.3%)
+26
(+4.0%)
-56
after grouping shuffle (20 July, first day reconvening)268 19988 4241 2733 33731
new groupingsEPPEDPESALDEGreens/ EFAEUL/ NGLUENIDN.I.total

(source: [1] (http://www2.europarl.eu.int/omk/sipade2?PUBREF=-//EP//TEXT+PRESS+BR-20040503-S+0+DOC+XML+V0//EN&LEVEL=2&NAV=S) [2] (http://www.elections2004.eu.int/system/galleries/pics/election-gallerie/hemi788.png) [3] (http://www.elections2004.eu.int/results/en/ep_732_average.png) [4] (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/europe/2004/elections_2004/default.stm) [5] (http://wwwdb.europarl.eu.int/ep6/owa/p_meps2.repartition))

Detailed results

Party
Country
EPPED PES ELDR Greens/
EFA
EUL/
NGL
UEN EDD others6 seats percentage of
parliament
turnout
Template:AUT (details) 6 7 - 2 - - - 2+1 18 2.5% 42.4%
Template:BEL (details) 4+1+1+1 4+3 3+2 1+1 - - - 3 24 3.3% 90.81%
Template:CYP (details) 2 - 1 - 2 - - 1 6 0.8% 71.19%
Template:CZE (details) 9+2 2 - - 6 - - 5 24 3.3% 28.32%
Template:DNK (details) 1 5 3+1 - 1 1 1 1 14 1.9% 47.85%
Template:EST (details) 1 3 1+1 - - - - - 6 0.8% 26.89%
Template:FIN (details) 4 3 4+1 1 1 - - - 14 1.9% 41.1%
Template:FRA (details) 17+11 31 - 6 3 - - 7+3 78 10.7% 43.1%
Template:DEU (details) 40+9 23 7 13 7 - - - 99 13.5% 43.0%
Template:GRC (details) 11 8 - - 3+1 - - 1 24 3.3% 62.8%
Template:HUN (details) 12+1 9 2 - - - - - 24 3.3% 38.47%
Template:IRL (details) 5 1 - - 1 4 - 1+1 13 1.8% 61.0%
Template:ITA (details) 16+5+2
+1+1+1
12+2 5+2
+1+1
2 5+2 9 - 4+2+2
+1+1+1
78 10.7% 73.5%
Template:LVA (details) 2+1 - 1 1 - 4 - - 9 1.2% 41.23%
Template:LTU (details) 2+1 2 2+1 - - - - 5 13 1.8% 48.2%
Template:LUX (details) 3 1 1 1 - - - - 6 0.8% 90.0%
Template:MLT (details) 2 3 - - - - - - 5 0.7% 82.37%
Template:NLD (details) 7 7 4+1 2+2 2 - 2 27 3.7% 39.1%
Template:POL (details) 15+4 5+3 4 - - 7 - 10+6 54 7.4% 20.42%
Template:PRT (details) 7 12 - - 2 2 - 1 24 3.3% 38.7%
Template:SVK (details) 3+3+2 3 - - - - - 3 14 1.9% 16.96%
Template:SVN (details) 2+2 1 2 - - - - - 7 1.0% 28.25%
Template:ESP (details) 24 24 1+1 1+1 2 - - - 54 7.4% 45.1%
Template:SWE (details) 4+1 5 2+1 1 2 - - 3 19 2.6% 37.2%
Template:UK (details) 27+1 19 12 2+1+2 1 - 12 1 78 10.7% 38.9%
total 277
37.8%
198
27.0%
68
9.3%
40
5.5%
39
5.3%
27
3.7%
15
2.0%
68
9.3%
732 100.0% 45.5%

1 Due to calculation used to determine number of seats awarded to a party, the percentage of the vote will not exactly match the number of seats
6Includes parties which belong to Non-Attached group as well as newly elected parties which have not yet been able to select their grouping. May include more than one party and seats obtained will not be directly comparable with the party results shown.


Final results are also available from the official EU website (http://www.elections2004.eu.int/ep-election/sites/en/).

New parties in the 2004 election

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Voting in the election, in the Netherlands

Political group reshuffle after the 2004 election

Other elections

a poster for the European Parliament election 2004 in Italy, showing party lists
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a poster for the European Parliament election 2004 in Italy, showing party lists

The elections coincided with legislative elections in Luxembourg and presidential elections in Lithuania. They also coincided with local and regional elections in England and Wales, Irish local elections, regional elections in Belgium, local or regional elections in most of Italy, and state parliament elections in the German state of Thuringia.

See also

External links

Results

European Election information sites

Candidates

  • Belgium (http://wiki.ael.be/index.php/EuropeanElection2004CandidatesBelgium)
  • Luxembourg (http://www.linux.lu/lilux/front_content.php?idcat=27)
  • France (http://francepolitique.free.fr/euro20040.htm)
  • Netherlands (http://www.ukomttochook.nl/index1.asp?hr=3)
  • Sweden (http://ffii.se/dokument/eukandidater.html)
  • UK (http://www.europecounts.org.uk/your_candidate)
  • See German version of this article for the German and Austrian candidatesde:Europawahl 2004

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