2004 European Parliament election in Poland


Elections to the European Parliament were held in Poland on 13 June 2004. 20.87% of eligible citizens voted; of these, 97.33% of the votes cast were valid. The elections resulted in a heavy defeat for the governing Alliance of the Democratic Left and Labor Union parties, although the very low turnout makes a direct comparison with national election results difficult. As expected the most successful party was the Civic Platform. Second place was taken by the strongly anti-EU League of Polish Families.

European Parliament election in Poland, 2004

13 June 2004 2009 

54 seats to the European Parliament
Turnout20.87%
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Jerzy Buzek Mirosław Piotrowski Anna Fotyga
Party PO LPR PiS
Alliance EPP ID AEN
Seats won 15 seats 10 seats 7 seats
Popular vote 1,467,775 969 689 771 858
Percentage 24.1% 15.92% 12.67%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Leader Ryszard Czarnecki Lidia Geringer de Oedenberg Władysław Frasyniuk
Party SRP SLD UW
Alliance AEN / PES PES ALDE
Seats won 6 seats 5 seats 4 seats
Popular vote 656 782 569 311 446 549
Percentage 10.78% 9.35% 7.33%

  Seventh party Eighth party
 
Leader Janusz Wojciechowski Dariusz Rosati
Party PSL SDPL
Alliance EPP PES
Seats won 4 seats 3 seats
Popular vote 386 340 324 707
Percentage 6.34% 5.33%

Results

The radical populist Self-Defence of the Republic of Poland, which some opinion polls had predicted would come second, came fourth after the Law and Justice party. The election results were a success for Social Democracy of Poland, which managed to cross the required 5% threshold, and the Freedom Union, which got over twice the expected percentage of votes.

Opinion polls


Polling firm PO LPR PiS SRP SLD-UP UW PSL SDPL Others Lead
Election results 24.1% 15.9% 12.7% 10.8% 9.3% 7.3% 6.3% 5.3% 8.3% 8.2% over LPR
PBS 28% 15% 12% 14% 11% 5% 6% 4% 5% 13% over LPR
TNS OBOP 28.7% 15.1% 10.9% 14.4% 10.5% 5.3% 6.2% 4.1% 4.8% 13.6% over LPR
Exit polls
CBOS 31% 8% 14% 16% 10% 3% 4% 5% 9% 15% over SRP
PBS 30% 11% 11% 18% 8% 5% 7% 4% 6% 12% over SRP
TNS OBOP 27% 13% 6% 16% 6% 4% 4% 24% 11% over SRP
Ipsos 27% 12.6% 16.5% 16.5% 4.6% 3.8% 3.4% 5% 10.6% 10.5% over SRP/PiS
Pentor 26% 11% 12% 23% 8% 3% 6% 6% 5% 3% over SRP
Primary election 21.1% 6.9% 8.4% 18.4% 11.3% 7.3% 3.9% 9% 13.7% 2.7% over SRP

Results


PartyVotes%Seats
Civic Platform1,467,77524.1015
League of Polish Families969,68915.9210
Law and Justice771,85812.677
Self-Defence of the Republic of Poland656,78210.786
Democratic Left Alliance – Labour Union569,3119.355
Freedom Union 446,5497.334
Polish People's Party386,3406.344
Social Democracy of Poland324,7075.333
Real Politics Union113,6751.870
National Electoral Committee94,8671.560
Polish Initiative88,5651.450
KPEiRPLD48,6670.800
Konfederacja Ruch Obrony Bezrobotnych36,9370.610
All-Poland Civic Coalition35,1800.580
Polish Labour Party32,8070.540
Reason Party18,0680.300
Greens 200416,2880.270
Democratic Left Party5,5130.090
Together for the Future2,8970.050
National Revival of Poland2,5460.040
Polish National Party2,5100.040
Total6,091,531100.0054
Valid votes6,091,53197.33
Invalid/blank votes167,0192.67
Total votes6,258,550100.00
Registered voters/turnout29,986,10920.87
Source: PKW

Elected members


Civic Platform

League of Polish Families

Law and Justice

Self-Defense of the Republic of Poland

Democratic Left Alliance-Labor Union

Freedom Union

Polish People's Party

Social Democratic Party of Poland

Independent

See also


References


  • Obwieszczenie PKW z dnia 15 VI 2004 r., Dz.U. Nr 137, poz. 1460.