2004 European Parliament election in Greece


The European Parliament election of 2004 in Greece for the election of the delegation from Greece to the European Parliament took place on June 13. The election system used in Greece was a party-list proportional representation with a 3% threshold for any party. The number of seats allocated to Greece was 24.

European Parliament election in Greece, 2004

 1999 13 June 2004 2009 

24 seats to the European Parliament
  Majority party Minority party Third party
 
Leader Kostas Karamanlis George Papandreou Aleka Papariga
Party ND PASOK KKE
Leader since 21 March 1997 8 February 2004 1991
Last election 36.00% 32.91% 8.67%
Seats won 11 8 3
Seat change +2 -1 0
Percentage 43.02% 34.03% 9.48%
Swing +7% +1.1% +.8

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Leader Nikos Konstantopoulos Georgios Karatzaferis
Party Coalition of the Left (SYN) LAOS
Leader since 14 September 2000
Last election 5.16% did not contest
Seats won 1 1
Seat change -1 +1
Percentage 4.19% 4.12%
Swing -1% +4.12%

Results


The 2004 European election was the sixth election to the European Parliament. The ruling New Democracy party made strong gains, while the opposition Panhellenic Socialist Movement made smaller gains, both at the expense of minor parties. The traditional party, Popular Orthodox Rally contested the election for the first time and elected a Euro Member of Parliament.

e  d Summary of the results of Greece's 13 June 2004 election to the European Parliament
← 199920042009 →
National party European party Leader(s) Votes % +/– Seats +/–
New Democracy EPP Kostas Karamanlis 2,633,961 43.02 7.01
11 / 24
2
Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) PES George Papandreou 2,083,327 34.03 1.12
8 / 24
1
Communist Party (ΚΚΕ) None Aleka Papariga 580,396 9.48 0.81
3 / 24
0
Coalition of Left Movements and Ecology (SYN) PEL Nikos Konstantopoulos 254,447 4.16 1.00
1 / 24
1
Popular Orthodox Rally (LAOS) AIDE Georgios Karatzaferis 252,429 4.12 New
1 / 24
1
Women for Another Europe Γυναίκες για μια άλλη Ευρώπη Nena Venetsanou 46,565 0.76 -
0 / 24
0
Democratic Regional Union Mihalis Haralambidis 44,541 0.73 -
0 / 24
0
Ecologists Greens Mihail Tremopoulos 40,873 0.67 -
0 / 24
0
Union of Centrists Vassilis Leventis 34,511 0.56 +0
0 / 24
0
Greek Ecologists Dimosthenis Vergis 32,956 0.54 -
0 / 24
0
Marxist-Leninist Communist Party of Greece Iosif Stavridis 21,220 0.35 +0
0 / 24
0
Hellenic Front Makis Voridis 15,243 0.25 -
0 / 24
0
Democratic Socialist Movement Δημοκρατικό Σοσιαλιστικό Κίνημα (ΔΗΣΟΚ) Emmanouil Kriaras 13,627 0.22 -
0 / 24
0
Radical Left Front Ioannis Aggelis 13,387 0.22 +0
0 / 24
0
Anti-Capitalist Coalition Stella Alfieri 11,938 0.19 -
0 / 24
0
Militant Socialist Party of Greece Nikolaos Kargopoulos 11,598 0.19 +0
0 / 24
0
Patriotic Alliance Dimitrios Zaphiropoulos 10,618 0.17 +0
0 / 24
0
Rainbow Styliani Papadimitrou 6,176 0.10 +0
0 / 24
0
Vision Όραμα Dimitrios Katsimpras 5,996 0.10 -
0 / 24
0
Organization for the Reconstruction of the Communist Party of Greece Ilias Zafeiropoulos 5,090 0.08 +0
0 / 24
0
European Confederacy Ευρωπαϊκή Συμπολιτεία, Άμεση Δημοκρατία - Αδέσμευτο Κίνημα Υποστήριξης Ριζοσπαστικών Αλλαγών (AKYPA) Giorgos Kokkas 3,791 0.06 +0
0 / 24
0
Alternative Ecologists Konstantinos Yfantis 284 0.00 +0
0 / 24
0
Hristopistia Efstathios Patsantzis 45 0.0 +0
0 / 24
0
Totals 6,283,637 100.00
24 / 24
1
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 9,938,863 63.22
Source:[1]
Popular vote
ND
43.02%
PASOK
34.03%
KKE
9.48%
SYN
4.16%
LAOS
4.12%
Others
5.20%

References