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European Parliament election, 2004 (Poland)

Poland European Parliament election, 2004

13 June 2004

54 seats to the European Parliament
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Donald Tusk Roman Giertych Jarosław Kaczyński
Party PO LPR PiS
Alliance EPP AEN AEN
Leader since 1 June 2003 21 April 2001 18 January 2003
Seats won 15 seats 10 seats 7 seats
Popular vote 1,467,775 969 689 771 858
Percentage 24,1% 15,92% 12,67%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Leader Andrzej Lepper Krzysztof Janik Władysław Frasyniuk
Party Self-Defence SLD UW
Alliance AEN PES ALDE
Leader since 10 January 1992 6 March 2004 14 October 2001
Seats won 6 seats 5 4
Popular vote 656 782 569 311 446 549
Percentage 10,78% 9,35% 7,33%

  Seventh party Eighth party
 
Leader Janusz Wojciechowski Marek Borowski
Party PSL SDPL
Alliance EPP PES
Leader since 16 March 2004 26 March 2004
Seats won 4 3
Popular vote 386 340 324 707
Percentage 6,34% 5,33%

Elections to the European Parliament were held in Poland on 13 June 2004. 20.87% of eligible citizens voted; of these, 97.33% of the votes cast were valid. The elections resulted in a heavy defeat for the governing Alliance of the Democratic Left and Labor Union parties, although the very low turnout makes a direct comparison with national election results difficult. As expected the most successful party was the Civic Platform. Second place was taken by the strongly anti-EU League of Polish Families.

The radical populist Self-Defense of the Polish Republic, which some opinion polls had predicted would come second, came fourth after the Law and Justice party. The election results were a success for Social Democracy of Poland, which managed to cross the required 5% threshold, and the Freedom Union, which got over twice the expected percentage of votes.

Contents

  • Results 1
  • Polish MEPs Members of European Parliament 2
    • Civic Platform 2.1
    • League of Polish Families 2.2
    • Law and Justice 2.3
    • Self-Defense of the Republic of Poland 2.4
    • Democratic Left Alliance-Labor Union 2.5
    • Freedom Union 2.6
    • Polish People's Party 2.7
    • Social Democratic Party of Poland 2.8
    • Independent 2.9
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Results

Registered voters: 29,986,109
Votes cast: 6,265,062 (20.9%)
Invalid votes: 173,531 (2.8%)
Valid votes: 6,091,531 (97.2%)

 Summary of the results of Poland's 13 June 2004 election to the European Parliament
National party European party Leader(s) Votes % +/– Seats +/–
Civic Platform (PO) 1,467,775 24.10 15
League of Polish Families (LPR) 969,689 15.92 10
Law and Justice (PiS) 771,858 12.67 7
Self-Defense of the Republic of Poland (SoRP) 656,782 10.78 6
Democratic Left Alliance – Labor Union (SLD–UP) 561,311 9.35 5
Freedom Union (UW) 446,549 7.33 4
People's Party (PSL) 386,340 6.34 4
Social Democracy (SDPL) 324,707 5.33 3
Real Politics Union (UPR) 113,675 1.87 0
National Electoral Committee (NKWW) 94,867 1.56 0
Polish Initiative (IdP) 88,565 1.45 0
Others 0
Valid votes 6,091,531 97.33
Blank and invalid votes 167,019 2.67
Totals 6,258,550 100.00 54
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 29,986,109 20.87
Source:
  • 9. Union of Real Politics (Unia Polityki Realnej) - 1,87 proc.,
  • 10. National Electoral Committee of Electors (Narodowy Komitet Wyborczy Wyborców) - 1,56 proc.,
  • 11. Initiative for Poland (Inicjatywa dla Polski) - 1,45 proc.,
  • 12. Country Pensioners Party - People's Democratic Party (Krajowa Partia Emerytów i Rencistów) - 0,8 proc.,
  • 13. Confederation Movement for Unemployed Protection (Konfederacja Ruch Obrony Bezrobotnych) - 0,61 proc.,
  • 14. All-Poland Citizen Committee "EYE" (Ogólnopolski Komitet Obywatelski "OKO") - 0,58 proc.,
  • 15. Polish Labour Party (Polska Partia Pracy) - 0,54 proc.,
  • 16. Anti-Clerical Party of Progress "Reason" (Antyklerykalna Partia Postępu "Racja") - 0,3 proc.,
  • 17. Democratic Party of the Left (Demokratyczna Partia Lewicy) - 0,09 proc.
  • 18. "Together for Future" ("Razem dla Przyszłości") - 0,05 proc.,
  • 19. National Renaissance of Poland (Narodowe Odrodzenie Polski) - 0,04 proc.,
  • 20. Polish National Party (Polska Partia Narodowa) - 0,04 proc.,
  • 21. Greens 2004 (Zieloni 2004) - 0,27 proc.,

Polish MEPs Members of European Parliament

Civic Platform

League of Polish Families

Law and Justice

Self-Defense of the Republic of Poland

Democratic Left Alliance-Labor Union

Freedom Union

Polish People's Party

Social Democratic Party of Poland

Independent

See also

References

  • Obwieszczenie PKW z dnia 15 VI 2004 r., Dz.U. Nr 137, poz. 1460.

External links

  • European Election News by European Election Law Association (Eurela)
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