European Parliament election, 2004 (Italy)


European Parliament election, 2004 (Italy)

Elections to the European Parliament were held in Italy on June 13, 2004. Italy's highly fragmented party system made it hard to identify an overall trend, but the results were generally seen as a defeat for Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and a victory for the centre-left opposition coalition identified with Romano Prodi, who was President of the European Commission until 2004, and was widely expected to re-enter Italian politics at the next election.

The common list of the Olive Tree, comprising mainly the Democrats of the Left and Daisy-Democracy is Freedom became the largest list, with an important psychological effect. However, expectations for this list were originally somewhat larger, and Massimo D'Alema had proclaimed that "If the unity list reaches 33%, the government has to go".

While the "Unity list" did not live up to its expectations, the test indicated a somewhat reduced support for the right-wing coalition. However, it must be kept in mind that, in European elections, Italians tend to vote in a more "light-hearted" way, giving their vote more easily to a candidate outside their usual party; this generally reduces the significance of these elections.

Among the notable results, Lilli Gruber for the Olive-Tree "Unity List" obtained more votes than Silvio Berlusconi himself, a fact that was perceived as very important, as Berlusconi, whose personality is pivotal to his coalition, used to top such personalised elections by a large margin.

Results

¹ United in the Olive Tree included Michl Ebner of the SVP in their list of elected candidates under a pre-electoral arrangement.

eats

Seats are allocated to party lists on a national basis using an electoral quota, with the residue given to the lists with the largest excess over whole quotas. An electoral quota is then calculated for each list and used to allocate seats to each list in each of the five electoral regions.

Members returned

See MEPs for Italy 2004 - 2009 for a national list in alphabetical order.

North-West

*Vittorio Agnoletto (European United Left - Nordic Green Left)
*Gabriele Albertini (European People's Party)
*Pier Luigi Bersani (Party of European Socialists)
*Vito Bonsignore (European People's Party)
*Mario Borghezio (Independence and Democracy)
*Mercedes Bresso (Party of European Socialists)
*Giulietto Chiesa (Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe)
*Carlo Fatuzzo (European People's Party)
*Monica Frassoni (Greens-EFA)
*Jas Gawronski (European People's Party)
*Romano Maria la Russa (Union for a Europe of Nations)
*Pia Elda Locatelli (Party of European Socialists)
*Mario Mantovani (European People's Party)
*Mario Mauro (European People's Party)
*Cristiana Muscardini (Union for a Europe of Nations)
*Pier Antonio Panzeri (Party of European Socialists)
*Guido Podestà (European People's Party)
*Marco Rizzo (European United Left - Nordic Green Left)
*Matteo Salvini (Independence and Democracy)
*Francesco Speroni (Independence and Democracy)
*Patrizia Toia (Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe)
*Marta Vincenzi (Party of European Socialists)
*Either Emma Bonino¹ or Marco Pannella (Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe)

North-East

*Sergio Berlato (Union for a Europe of Nations)
*Giovanni Berlinguer (Party of European Socialists)
*Emma Bonino (Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe)
*Umberto Bossi (Independence and Democracy)
*Renato Brunetta (European People's Party)
*Giorgio Carollo (European People's Party)
*Paolo Costa (Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe)
*Antonio De Poli (European People's Party)
*Michl Ebner (European People's Party)
*Sepp Kusstatscher (Greens-EFA)
*Enrico Letta (Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe)
*Roberto Musacchio (European United Left - Nordic Green Left)
*Marco Pannella (Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe)
*Vittorio Prodi (Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe)
*Amalia Sartori (European People's Party)
*Mauro Zani (Party of European Socialists)

Central

*Roberta Angelilli (Union for a Europe of Nations)
*Alfredo Antoniozzi (European People's Party)
*Alessandro Battilocchio (Non-Inscrits)
*Armando Dionisi (European People's Party)
*Alessandro Foglietta (Union for a Europe of Nations)
*Lilli Gruber (Party of European Socialists)
*Umberto Guidoni (European United Left - Nordic Green Left)
*Luisa Morgantini (European United Left - Nordic Green Left)
*Alessandra Mussolini (Non-Inscrits)
*Pasqualina Napoletano (Party of European Socialists)
*Lapo Pistelli (Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe)
*Guido Sacconi (Party of European Socialists)
*Luciana Sbarbati (Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe)
*Antonio Tajani (European People's Party)
*Stefano Zappala' (European People's Party)
*Nicola Zingaretti (Party of European Socialists)

outhern

*Alfonso Andria (Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe)
*Fausto Bertinotti (European United Left - Nordic Green Left)
*Lorenzo Cesa (European People's Party)
*Paolo Cirino Pomicino (European People's Party)
*Massimo D'Alema (Party of European Socialists)
*Gianni De Michelis (Non-Inscrits)
*Ottaviano Del Turco (Party of European Socialists)
*Antonio Di Pietro (Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe)
*Giuseppe Gargani (European People's Party)
*Umberto Pirilli (Union for a Europe of Nations)
*Giovanni Pittella (Party of European Socialists)
*Adriana Poli Bertone (Union for a Europe of Nations)
*Luca Romagnoli (Non-Inscrits)
*Michele Santoro (Party of European Socialists)
*Salvatore Tatarella (Union for a Europe of Nations)
*Riccardo Ventre (European People's Party)
*Marcello Vernola (European People's Party)

Islands

*Giuseppe Castiglione (European People's Party)
*Giusto Catania (European United Left - Nordic Green Left)
*Luigi Cocilovo (Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe)
*Claudio Fava (Party of European Socialists)
*Raffaele Lombardo (European People's Party)
*Francesco Musotto (European People's Party)
*Nello Musumeci (Union for a Europe of Nations)

External links

* [http://www.eurela.org European Election News by European Election Law Association (Eurela)]


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