European Parliament election, 2004 (Netherlands)

European Parliament election, 2004 (Netherlands)

The European Parliament election of 2004 in the Netherlands was the election of MEP representing Netherlands constituency for the 2004-2009 term of the European Parliament. It was part of the wider 2004 European election. It was held on on June 10, 2004.

The ruling centre-right parties, the Christian Democratic Appeal and the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy polled poorly, while the opposition Labour Party and Socialist Party gained ground. The anti-fraud party Europe Transparent of whistle blower Paul van Buitenen unexpectedly won two seats.


Preference votes and remainder seats

Several parties formed an electoral alliance: the liberal VVD and D66, the Christian CDA and ChristenUnie/SGP and pro-European left PvdA and GreenLeft.

Five seats are distributed as remainder seats these go to: Europe Transparant, VVD-D66 electoral alliance (which is alloted to the VVD), the SP, PvdA-GreenLeft electoral alliance (which is given to the PvdA) and the CDA-ChristenUnie/SGP electoral alliance (which is alloted to the ChristenUnie/SGP). In the last case the CDA actually lost a seat because of its electoral alliance, if the CDA and the ChristenUnie/SGP would not have entered into an alliance the CDA would have been alloted 8 seats and the ChristenUnie/SGP 1.

Several members were elected by preference vote: Ria Oomen-Ruijten of the CDA, Emine Bozkurt of the PvdA and Kartika Liotard of the SP.

Elected Members


# Bert Doorn
# Camiel Eurlings, top candidate
# Esther de Lange
# Maria Martens
# Lambert van Nistelrooij
# Ria Oomen-Ruijten
# Corien Wortmann-Kool


# Max van den Berg, top candidate
# Thijs Berman
# Emine Bozkurt
# Ieke van den Burg
# Dorette Corbey
# Edith Mastenbroek
# Jan-Marinus Wiersma


# Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert
# Jules Maaten, top candidate
# Toine Manders
# Jan Mulder


# Kathalijne Buitenweg, top candidate
# Joost Lagendijk

Europe Transparent

# Paul van Buitenen, top candidate
# Els de Groen


# Kartika Liotard
# Erik Meijer, top candidate


# Johannes Blokland (ChristenUnie), top candidate
# Bastiaan Belder (SGP)


# Sophie in 't Veld

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