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Last Updated: Tuesday, 15 June, 2004, 10:21 GMT 11:21 UK
European election : Poland

European election result: Poland (Full)
SEATS: 54
ELECTORATE: 29374800
RESULTS
  MEPs  
  PARTY +/- TOTAL  
  Platforma Obywatelska 15
15
 
  Liga Polskich Rodzin 10
10
 
  Prawo i Sprawiedliwosc 7
7
 
  Samoobrona 6
6
 
  Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej + Unia Pracy 5
5
 
  Unia Wolnisci 4
4
 
  Polskie Stronnictwo Ludowe 4
4
 
  Socjaldemokracja Polski 3
3
 
  Stronnictwo Konserwatywno-Ludowe 0
0
 
  Blok Senat 2001 0
0
 
  Kolo Senatorów Ludowych i Niezaleznych 0
0
 
  Others (Poland) 0
0
 
  Partia Ludowo-Demokratyczna 0
0
 
  Polski Blok Ludowy 0
0
 
  Ruchu Katolicko-Narodowego 0
0
 


DESCRIPTION: Poland

Poles stayed away from the ballot in droves on 13 June, with only one in five casting a ballot in their first elections for the European parliament. The 20% turnout was the lowest in any Polish election since the country threw off Communism in 1989. The few who did vote rejected the governing centre-left, dumping the Social Democrats into fifth place behind a number of right-wing and Eurosceptic parties. More than three-quarters of those who took part in Poland's referendum on EU membership in June 2003 voted Yes, but just 54% of respondents polled for Eurobarometer in autumn 2003 described EU membership as "a good thing". The country's government, elected in September 2001, has lost public support and is currently close to collapse. Poland - by far the largest new member of the EU - has 54 seats in the new European parliament.




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