2004 European Parliament election in Austria


The European Parliament election of 2004 in Austria was the election of MEP representing Austria constituency for the 2004–2009 term of the European Parliament. It was part of the wider 2004 European election. The vote took place on 13 June.

European Parliament election in Austria, 2004

 1999 13 June 2004 2009 

18 seats to the European Parliament
Turnout42.43% ( 6.97 pp)
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Johannes Swoboda Ursula Stenzel Hans Peter Martin
Party SPÖ ÖVP Hans-Peter Martin's List
Alliance PES EPP None
Last election 7 seats, 31.71% 7 seats, 30.67% New
Seats won 7 6 2
Seat change 0 1 2
Popular vote 833,517 817,716 349,696
Percentage 33.33% 32.70% 13.98%
Swing 1.62% 2.03% New

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Leader Johannes Voggenhuber Johann Kronberger (lost seat)
Party Greens FPÖ
Alliance Green None
Last election 2 seats, 9.29% 5 seats, 23.40%
Seats won 2 1
Seat change 0 4
Popular vote 322,429 157,722
Percentage 12.89% 6.31%
Swing 3.60% 17.09%

The parties of the left, the Austrian Social Democratic Party and the Greens, improved their share of the vote. The ruling conservative party, the Austrian People's Party, also improved its share, but this was at the expense of its coalition partner, the Austrian Freedom Party, whose vote dropped sharply. The anti-corruption campaigner Hans-Peter Martin polled strongly and his list won two seats.

Detailed results


Summary of the results of Austria's 13 June 2004 election to the European Parliament
National party European party Main candidate Votes  % +/– Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party (SPÖ) PES Johannes Swoboda 833,51733.331.62
7 / 18
0
People's Party (ÖVP) EPP Ursula Stenzel 817,71632.702.03
6 / 18
1
Hans-Peter Martin's List (MARTIN) None Hans Peter Martin 349,69613.98new
2 / 18
2
The Greens – The Green Alternative (GRÜNE) EGP Johannes Voggenhuber 322,42912.893.60
2 / 18
0
Freedom Party (FPÖ) None Johann Kronberger 157,722 6.31 17.09
1 / 18
4
Opposition for a Europe of Solidarity (LINKE) PEL Leo Gabriel 19,530 0.78
0 / 18
Valid votes 2,500,610 97.43
Blank and invalid votes 66,029 2.57
Totals 2,566,639 100.00
18 / 18
3
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 6,049,129 42.43 6.97