2004 European Parliament election in the Czech Republic

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2004 European Parliament election in the Czech Republic
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11–12 June 2004 2009  

24 seats to the European Parliament
Turnout28.32%
 First partySecond partyThird party
  JanZahradil.jpg Miroslav Ransdorf (2), EP election campaign, Brno.jpg No image.svg
Leader Jan Zahradil Miloslav Ransdorf Josef Zieleniec
Party ODS KSČM SNK ED
Alliance EPP–ED GUE/NGL EPP–ED
Seats won963
Popular vote700,942472,862257,278
Percentage30.04%20.26%11.02%

 Fourth partyFifth partySixth party
  Zuzana Roithova.jpg Libor Roucek 01.JPG VladimirZelezny PWF2010.jpg
Leader Zuzana Roithová Libor Rouček Vladimír Železný
Party KDU-ČSL ČSSD NEZDEM
Alliance EPP–ED PES IN/DEM
Seats won222
Popular vote223,383204,903191,025
Percentage9.57%8.78%8.18%

The European Parliament election of 2004 in the Czech Republic was the election of members of the European Parliament (MEPs) representing the Czech Republic for the 2004–2009 term of the European Parliament. It was part of the wider 2004 European election.

Contents

These were the first European elections after the country's EU accession and hence the first to be held in the Czech Republic. They took place on 11 and 12 June 2004. On a very low turnout, the ruling Czech Social Democratic Party suffered a heavy defeat, losing ground to both the conservative Civic Democratic Party and the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia. The debacle of his party was one of the reasons for the resignation of Prime Minister Vladimír Špidla.

Results

Summary of the results of the Czech Republic's June 2004 election to the European Parliament
National partyEuropean partyMain candidateVotes %+/–Seats+/–
Civic Democratic Party (ODS) EPP-ED Jan Zahradil 700,94230.049
Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSČM) GUE-NGL Miloslav Ransdorf 472,86220.266
SNK European Democrats (SNK ED) EPP-ED Josef Zieleniec 257,27811.023
Christian and Democratic Union – People's Party (KDU–ČSL) EPP-ED Zuzana Roithová 223,3839.572
Czech Social Democratic Party (ČSSD) PES Libor Rouček 204,9038.782
Independents (Nezávislí) IND/DEM Vladimír Železný 191,0258.182
Green Party (SZ) EGP Jakub Patočka 73,9323.160
Union Liberal Democrats (US–DEU + ODA + CZ + LIRA) ALDE Helena Rögnerová 39,6551.690
Right Bloc (PB) Petr Cibulka 27,5041.170
Valid votes2,332,86299.51
Blank and invalid votes13,1480.49
Totals2,346,010100.0024
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout8,283,48528.32
Source: Czech Statistical Office

European groups

European groupSeats
European People's Party EPP-ED14
European United Left–Nordic Green Left GUE-NGL6
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats S&D2
Independence/Democracy IND/DEM2
24

Opinion polls

Polling FirmDate ČSSD ODS KSČM KDU–ČSL ULD SNK ED SZ RMS NEZDEM OthersTurnout
Election11-12 Jun 20048.830.020.39.61.711.03.20.78.215.328.3
SC&C [1] Exit poll10.531.017.08.02.010.04.51.08.517.529.0
STEM [2] 1-4 Jun 200410.035.619.08.71.75.53.31.18.17.060.0
TNS Factum [3] [4] 21–26 May 200416.027.718.48.0n/a7.0n/an/a5.017.950.0
CVVM [5] 19–26 May 200413.536.016.010.51.54.53.5n/a5.08.063.0
STEM [6] 25 Apr - 3 May14.635.815.87.11.13.44.2n/a5.112.943.0
SC&C [7] 23–26 April14.027.012.08.0N/A9.03.0N/A8.06.027.0
CVVM [8] 15–22 March14.032.014.07.51.5N/AN/AN/A2.025.061.0
CVVM [9] 12–19 January15.029.012.58.01.5N/AN/AN/A2.526.560.0

Campaign finances

Party [10] ČSSD ODS ULD KDU-ČSL KSČM SNK ED SZ NEZ PB
Money Spent30,000,000 Kč30,000,000 Kč10,000,000 Kč10,000,000 Kč8,000,000 Kč8,000,000 Kč1,500,000 Kč1,000,000 Kč10,000–100,000 Kč

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