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European Parliament election, 2004 (Germany)

 

European Parliament election, 2004 (Germany)

Election for the 6th European Parliament[1]

June 13, 2004 (2004-06-13)[1]

All 99 German seats in the European Parliament
Turnout 43.0%
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party CDU/CSU SPD Green
Seats before 53 33 7
Seats won 49 23 13
Seat change Decrease4 Decrease10 Increase6
Popular vote 11,476,897 5,547,971 3,079,728
Percentage 44.5% 21.5% 11.9%
Swing Decrease4.2% Decrease9.2% Increase5.5%

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party FDP PDS
Seats before 0 6
Seats won 7 7
Seat change Increase7 Increase1
Popular vote 1,565,431 1,579,109
Percentage 6.1% 6.1%
Swing Increase3.0% Increase0.3%

The European Parliament election of 2004 in Germany was the election of MEP representing Germany constituency for the 2004-2009 term of the European Parliament. The vote was held on June 13, 2004.

The elections saw a heavy defeat for the ruling Social Democratic Party, which polled its lowest share of the vote since World War II. More than half of this loss, however, went to other parties of the left, particularly the Greens. The votes of the opposition conservative parties, the Christian Democratic Union and the Christian Social Union, also fell, though not as sharply as the SPD's. The liberal Free Democratic Party improved its vote and gained representation.

Results

 Summary of the results of Germany's 13 June 2004 election to the European Parliament
• •
National party European party Main candidate Votes % +/– Seats +/–
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) 9,412,009 36.5 2.8 Decrease
40 / 99
3 Decrease
Social Democratic Party (SPD) 5,549,243 21.52 9.2 Decrease
23 / 99
10 Decrease
Alliance '90/The Greens (B'90/GRÜNEN) 3,078,276 11.94 5.5 Increase
13 / 99
6 Increase
Christian Social Union (CSU) 2,063,564 8.0 1.4 Decrease
9 / 99
1 Decrease
Party of Democratic Socialism (PDS) 1,579,693 6.12 0.3 Increase
7 / 99
1 Increase
Free Democratic Party (FDP) 1,565,000 6.07 3.0 Increase
7 / 99
7 Increase
Republican Party (REP) 485,691 1.88 0.2 Increase
0 / 99
0 Steady
Human Environment Animal Welfare Party (MUT) 331,270 1.29 0.6 Increase
0 / 99
0 Steady
The Grays – Gray Panthers (GRAUE) 314,204 1.22 0.8 Increase
0 / 99
0 Steady
Family Party of Germany (FAMILIE) 267,361 1.04 1.0 Increase
0 / 99
0 Steady
Others (parties or candidates that won less than 1% of the vote and no seats) 4.40
0 / 99
0 Steady
Valid votes 25,780,733 97.19
Blank and invalid votes 744,741 2.81
Totals 26,525,514 100.00
99 / 99
0 Steady
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 61,650,330 43.03 2.16 Decrease
Source: Official results (in German)

References

  1. ^ a b "Wahl zum 6. Europäischen Parlament am 13. Juni 2004" (in German).  

External links

  • Official results (in German)
  • European Election News by European Election Law Association (Eurela)
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