European Parliament election, 2004 (Czech Republic)

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Czech Republic European Parliament election, 2004
Czech Republic
11 and 12 June 2004 → 2009

24 seats to the European Parliament
Turnout 28.32%
  First party Second party Third party
  JanZahradil.jpg Miroslav Ransdorf (2), EP election campaign, Brno.jpg
Leader Jan Zahradil Miloslav Ransdorf Josef Zieleniec
Party ODS KSČM SNK ED
Alliance ED PEL EPP
Seats won 9 6 3
Popular vote 700,942 472,862 257,278
Percentage 30.04% 20.26% 11.02%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Zuzana Roithová.jpg Libor Roucek 01.JPG VladimirZelezny PWF2010.jpg
Leader Zuzana Roithová Libor Rouček Vladimír Železný
Party KDU-ČSL ČSSD NEZDEM
Alliance EPP PES IN/DEM
Seats won 2 2 2
Popular vote 223,383 204,903 191,025
Percentage 9.57% 8.78% 8.18%

The European Parliament election of 2004 in the Czech Republic was the election of MEPs representing the Czech Republic for the 2004–2009 term of the European Parliament. It was part of the wider 2004 European election.

These were the first European elections after the country's EU accession and hence the first to be held in the Czech Republic. They took place on 11 and 12 June 2004. On a very low turnout, the ruling Czech Social Democratic Party suffered a heavy defeat, losing ground to both the conservative Civic Democratic Party and the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia. The debacle of his party was one of the reasons for the resignation of Prime Minister Vladimír Špidla.

Results[edit]

e • d Summary of the results of the Czech Republic's June 2004 election to the European Parliament
20042009 →
National party European party Main candidate Votes  % +/– Seats +/–
Civic Democratic Party (ODS) EPP-ED Jan Zahradil 700,942 30.04 9
Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSČM) GUE-NGL Miloslav Ransdorf 472,862 20.26 6
SNK European Democrats (SNK ED) EPP-ED Josef Zieleniec 257,278 11.02 3
Christian and Democratic Union – People's Party (KDU–ČSL) EPP-ED Zuzana Roithová 223,383 9.57 2
Czech Social Democratic Party (ČSSD) PES Libor Rouček 204,903 8.78 2
Independent Democrats (NEZDEM) IND/DEM Vladimír Železný 191,025 8.18 2
Green Party (SZ) EGP Jakub Patočka 73,932 3.16 0
Union Liberal Democrats (US–DEU + ODA + CZ + LIRA) ALDE Helena Rögnerová 39,655 1.69 0
Right Block (PB) Petr Cibulka 27,504 1.17 0
Valid votes 2,332,862 99.51
Blank and invalid votes 13,148 0.49
Totals 2,346,010 100.00 24
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 8,283,485 28.32
Source: Czech Statistical Office

Opinion polls[edit]

Polling Firm Date ČSSD ODS KSČM KDU–ČSL ULD SNK ED SZ RMS NEZDEM Others Turnout
Election 11-12 Jun 2004 8.8 30.0 20.3 9.6 1.7 11.0 3.2 0.7 8.2 15.3 28.3
STEM[1] 1-4 Jun 2004 10.0 35.6 19.0 8.7 1.7 5.5 3.3 1.1 8.1 7.0 60.0
TNS Factum[2][3] 21–26 May 2004 16.0 27.7 18.4 8.0 n/a 7.0 n/a n/a 5.0 17.9
CVVM[4] 19–26 May 2004 13.5 36.0 16.0 10.5 1.5 4.5 3.5 n/a 5.0 8.0 63.0
STEM[5] 25 Apr - 3 May 14.6 35.8 15.8 7.1 1.1 3.4 4.2 n/a 5.1 12.9

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Detailed official results (in English); note that the numbers differ by a few votes from those given here as they were apparently corrected later