European Parliament election, 2004 (Germany)

Election for the 6th European Parliament[1]

13 June 2004[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 4 10 6
Popular vote 11,476,897 5,547,971 3,079,728
Percentage 44.5% 21.5% 11.9%
Swing 4.2% 9.2% 5.5%

%


  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party PDS FDP
Seats before 6 0
Seats won 7 7
Seat change 1 7
Popular vote 1,579,109 1,565,431
Percentage 6.1% 6.1%
Swing 0.3% 3.0

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 13 June 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
← 1999 • 2004 • 2009 →
National party European party Main candidate Votes % +/– Seats +/–
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) 9,412,997 36.5 2.8
40 / 99
3
Social Democratic Party (SPD) 5,547,971 21.52 9.2
23 / 99
10
Alliance '90/The Greens (B'90/GRÜNEN) 3,079,728 11.94 5.5
13 / 99
6
Christian Social Union (CSU) 2,063,900 8.0 1.4
9 / 99
1
Party of Democratic Socialism (PDS) 1,579,109 6.12 0.3
7 / 99
1
Free Democratic Party (FDP) 1,565,431 6.07 3.0
7 / 99
7
Republican Party (REP) 485,662 1.88 0.2
0 / 99
0
Human Environment Animal Welfare Party (MUT) 331,388 1.29 0.6
0 / 99
0
The Grays – Gray Panthers (GRAUE) 314,402 1.22 0.8
0 / 99
0
Family Party of Germany (FAMILIE) 268,468 1.04 1.0
0 / 99
0
Others (parties or candidates that won less than 1% of the vote and no seats) 1,134,622 4.40
0 / 99
0
Valid votes 25,783,678 97.19
Blank and invalid votes 739,426 2.81
Totals 26,523,104 100.00
99 / 99
0
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 61,682,394 43.03 2.16
Source: Official results (in German)

References

  1. 1 2 "Wahl zum 6. Europäischen Parlament am 13. Juni 2004" (in German). Bundeswahlleiter. Archived from the original on 2012-08-08. Retrieved 2012-05-05.
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