European Parliament election, 2004

  • VEL: 41
  • SOC: 200
  • G / EFA: 42
  • F'los: 29
  • ALDE: 88
  • EPP -ED: 268
  • I / D: 37
  • UEN: 27

The European elections in June 2004 was the sixth European election, in which the Members of the European Parliament were re-elected. It took place at one or two of four fixed election days in the 25 Member States of the European Union. In the UK and the Netherlands, the European elections on Thursday, June 10, was conducted on June 11, followed by Ireland and the Czech Republic. Italy, Latvia and Malta voted on June 12, the other 17 Member States were on Sunday, June 13, the conclusion.

A total of 343 657 800 people were eligible to vote. The electoral system differed in detail from country to country. In 20 of the 25 states, there was a nationwide constituency, so only one list. In the UK there were 11 constituencies, France 8, Ireland 4, Belgium 4 and in Poland 13 In particular, in Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland) and Belgium (Flanders, Wallonia, Brussels) while consideration was on regional characteristics taken. In just six countries, including Germany, the list was strictly prescribed and voters had to choose candidates in which they appear on the list in the order. The counterexample formed Ireland, Luxembourg and the Northern Ireland region, in which voters had as many votes as seats were awarded to and could panaschieren free.

Restrictive clauses were between five percent (among Germany, France, Poland, Czech Republic ), four percent ( Austria, Sweden) and three percent ( Greece ) or were obsolete because of the election in constituencies. The maximum limit was there set EU-wide with five percent. The seats are finally awarded in most countries following the selection method of d' Hondt, Germany distributed the seats, however, after the Hare - Niemeyer method.

As Bulgaria and Romania joined the European Union in 2007, the European elections for the 6th European Parliament until 2007 took place there

Distribution of seats


1Vorläufiges official result. Under " Other ", the FPÖ is combined with one mandate at 6.3% and the list Dr. Martin with 14.0 % and 2 seats. 2Vorläufiges result 3The Belgian party " Mouvement Réformateur " (10.4%) distributed their three remaining seats on the ALDE group (2 seats) and the EPP-ED group ( 1 seat) 4The Italian party " Uniti nell'Ulivo " ( 31.1 %) distributed their 25 seats obtained as follows: SPE: 15 seats, EPP -ED: 5 seats, ALDE: 5 seats 5The Portuguese Connection list " PPD - PSD / CDS -PP " spreads its nine seats obtained on the EPP-ED group (7 seats ) and the fraction UEN ( 2 seats) 6The Spanish party " Partido Socialista Obrero Español " distributed their 25 obtained seats on the SPE fraction (24 seats) and Greens / EFA ( 1 seat) 7The percentages relate to the distribution of seats

Elections in each country




1The Group Identity, Tradition and Sovereignty was only from January 15 to November 14, 2007



In the Netherlands, the Christian Democrats came at the 2004 election on 24.5 percent and stayed just ahead of the Social Democratic Partij van de Arbeid ( PvdA), which reached 23.6 percent. Both parties get away with it on seven seats. The right-wing liberals (VVD ) got four seats, two seats each to go Green, Socialist and a religious group. The new party " Europe Transparent" received in the prior two MEPs. The turnout was 39.1 per cent ( 1999: 29.9 percent).