2003 Czech European Union membership referendum


A referendum on joining the European Union was held in the Czech Republic on 13 and 14 June 2003. The proposal was supported by 77.3% of voters, with a turnout of 55.2%. The Czech Republic joined the EU on 1 May 2004.

Czech Republic and the EU prior to its accession in 2004

Campaign


Opinion polls in the run-up to the referendum showed support for joining from 63% to over 70%, with the highest support among younger, wealthier and better educated people.[1]

Party policies


The table lists the political parties which were represented in the parliament at the time of the referendum.

Position Political parties
Yes Czech Social Democratic Party
Civic Democratic Party
Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party
Freedom Union – Democratic Union
No Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia

Opinion polls


DateAgencyYesNoUndecided
19 - 26 May 2003CVVM[2]63%22%15%
7 - 14 April 2003CVVM[3]58%24%18%
March 2003STEM[4]51%16%33%
3 - 10 March 2003CVVM[5]59%22%19%
February 2003STEM[6]50%32%18%
3 - 10 February 2003CVVM[7]59%23%18%
28 January 2003STEM[8]47%19%34%
December 2002STEM[8]48%21%31%
November 2002STEM[8]48%19%33%
17 - 24 October 2002CVVM[9]47%18%23%
September 2002STEM[10]43%20%37%
5 - 12 June 2002CVVM[11]42%17%41%
22 - 29 April 2002CVVM[12]40%19%41%
March 2002STEM[13]46%19%35%
November 2001STEM[6]47%19%34%
2 - 9 May 2001STEM[14]40%22%38%
5 - 12 March 2001STEM[15]45%18%37%
October 2000STEM[16]48%15%37%
May 2000STEM[16]42%16%42%
September 1999STEM[16]44%19%39%
April 1999STEM[16]46%14%40%
April 1997STEM[16]50%16%34%
August 1996STEM[16]46%13%41%

Results


Results by district
Choice Votes %
Yes3,446,75877.3
No1,010,44822.7
Invalid/blank votes100,754
Total4,560,399100
Registered voters/turnout8,259,52555.21
Source: Direct Democracy

See also


References


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