European Parliament Election, 2004 (Estonia)

The European Parliament election of 2004 in Estonia was the election of MEP representing Estonia constituency for the 2004-2009 term of the European Parliament. It was part of the wider 2004 European election. The vote took place on June 13.

The election was conducted using the D'Hondt method with open list. The voter turnout in Estonia was one of the lowest of all member countries at only 26.8%. A similar trend was visible in most of the new member states that joined the EU in 2004.

The biggest winner was the Social Democratic Party, due to the popularity of their leading candidate Toomas Hendrik Ilves, who received the vast majority of the party's votes.[1] The governing Res Publica Party and People's Union polled poorly. Ilves went on to become President of Estonia in October 2006, leaving his MEP seat to Katrin Saks.


e • d Summary of the results of Estonia's 13 June 2004 election to the European Parliament
20042009 →
National party European party Main candidate Votes  % +/– Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party (SDE) PES 85,433 36.79 3
Centre Party (KESK) ELDR 40,704 17.53 1
Reform Party (RE) ELDR 28,377 12.22 1
Pro Patria Union (IL) EPP 24,375 10.50 1
People's Union (RL) AEN 18,687 8.05 0
Res Publica Party (ERP) EPP 15,457 6.66 0
Democratic Party (EDP) 2,849 1.23 0
Others (parties or candidates that won less than 1% of the vote and no seats) 19,228 8.28 0
Valid votes 232,241 99.04
Blank and invalid votes 2,244 0.96
Totals 234,485 100.00 6
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 873,809 26.83


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