2004 European Parliament election in Poland

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European Parliament election in Poland, 2004
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13 June 2004 2009  

54 seats to the European Parliament
Turnout20.87%
 First partySecond partyThird party
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Leader Donald Tusk Marek Kotlinowski Jarosław Kaczyński
Party PO LPR PiS
Alliance EPP AEN AEN
Leader since1 June 200321 April 200118 January 2003
Seats won15 seats10 seats7 seats
Popular vote1,467,775969 689771 858
Percentage24.1%15.92%12.67%

 Fourth partyFifth partySixth party
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Leader Andrzej Lepper Krzysztof Janik Władysław Frasyniuk
Party SRP SLD UW
Alliance AEN PES ALDE
Leader since10 January 19926 March 200414 October 2001
Seats won6 seats54
Popular vote656 782569 311446 549
Percentage10.78%9.35%7.33%

 Seventh partyEighth party
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Leader Janusz Wojciechowski Marek Borowski
Party PSL SDPL
Alliance EPP PES
Leader since16 March 200426 March 2004
Seats won43
Popular vote386 340324 707
Percentage6.34%5.33%

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Results

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.

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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.

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%)

e    d  Summary of the results of Poland's 13 June 2004 election to the European Parliament
2004200920142019
National partyEuropean partyVotes%+/–Seats+/–
Civic Platform (PO) EPP 1,467,77524.10
15 / 54
League of Polish Families (LPR) AEN 969,68915.92
10 / 54
Law and Justice (PiS) AEN 771,85812.67
7 / 54
Self-Defense of the Republic of Poland (SoRP) AEN + PES 656,78210.78
6 / 54
Democratic Left Alliance – Labor Union (SLD–UP) PES 561,3119.35
5 / 54
Freedom Union (UW) ALDE 446,5497.33
4 / 54
People's Party (PSL) EPP 386,3406.34
4 / 54
Social Democracy (SDPL) PES 324,7075.33
3 / 54
Real Politics Union (UPR)113,6751.870
National Electoral Committee (NKWW)94,8671.560
Polish Initiative (IdP)88,5651.450
Others
Valid votes6,091,53197.33
Blank and invalid votes167,0192.67
Totals6,258,550100.0054
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout29,986,10920.87
Source:

Opinion polls

Polling firm PO LPR PiS SRP SLD-UP UW PSL SDPL OthersLead
Election results24.1%15.9%12.7%10.8%9.3%7.3%6.3%5.3%8.3%8.2% over LPR
PBS 28%15%12%14%11%5%6%4%5%13% over LPR
TNS OBOP 28.7%15.1%10.9%14.4%10.5%5.3%6.2%4.1%4.8%13.6% over LPR
Exit polls
CBOS 31%8%14%16%10%3%4%5%9%15% over SRP
PBS 30%11%11%18%8%5%7%4%6%12% over SRP
TNS OBOP 27%13%6%16%6%4%4%24%11% over SRP
Ipsos 27%12.6%16.5%16.5%4.6%3.8%3.4%5%10.6%10.5% over SRP/PiS
Pentor 26%11%12%23%8%3%6%6%5%3% over SRP
Primary election 21.1%6.9%8.4%18.4%11.3%7.3%3.9%9%13.7%2.7% over SRP

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

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