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Poland (European Parliament constituency)

The Poland constituency within the European Union
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In European elections, the member state of Poland is subdivided into constituencies, in the same way as United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, France and Belgium. Unlike those countries, the number of seats in each subconstituency is not decided until after the election. Poland therefore is sometimes treated as a single constituency for purposes of reportage.

Current MEPs

As of October 2007
Name National Party EP group
Adam Bielan Prawo i Sprawiedliwość UEN
Jerzy Buzek Platforma Obywatelska EPP–ED
Zdzisław Chmielewski Platforma Obywatelska EPP–ED
Sylwester Chruszcz independent non attached
Marek Czarnecki Samoobrona UEN
Ryszard Czarnecki Samoobrona UEN
Hanna Foltyn-Kubicka Prawo i Sprawiedliwość UEN
Bronisław Geremek (deceased) Partia Demokratyczna – demokraci.pl ALDE
Lidia Geringer de Oedenberg Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej - Unia Pracy PES
Adam Gierek Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej - Unia Pracy PES
Maciej Giertych independent non attached
Bogdan Golik Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej - Unia Pracy PES
Genowefa Grabowska Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej - Unia Pracy PES
Dariusz Grabowski independent UEN
Małgorzata Handzlik Platforma Obywatelska EPP–ED
Stanisław Jałowiecki Platforma Obywatelska EPP–ED
Mieczysław Janowski Prawo i Sprawiedliwosc UEN
Filip Kaczmarek Platforma Obywatelska EPP–ED
Bogdan Klich Platforma Obywatelska EPP–ED
Urszula Krupa Liga Polskich Rodzin ID
Wiesław Kuc Samoobrona UEN
Barbara Kudrycka Platforma Obywatelska EPP–ED
Jan Kułakowski Partia Demokratyczna – demokraci.pl ALDE
Zbigniew Kuźmiuk Polskie Stronnictwo Ludowe UEN
Janusz Lewandowski Platforma Obywatelska EPP–ED
Bogusław Liberadzki Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej - Unia Pracy PES
Marcin Libicki Prawo i Sprawiedliwość UEN
Jan Masiel Samoobrona UEN
Jan Olbrycht Platforma Obywatelska EPP–ED
Janusz Onyszkiewicz Partia Demokratyczna – demokraci.pl ALDE
Bogdan Pęk Liga Polskich Rodzin UEN
Józef Pinior Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej - Unia Pracy PES
Mirosław Piotrowski Liga Polskich Rodzin UEN
Paweł Piskorski independent ALDE
Zdzisław Podkański Polskie Stronnictwo Ludowe UEN
Jacek Protasiewicz Platforma Obywatelska EPP–ED
Bogusław Rogalski Liga Polskich Rodzin UEN
Dariusz Rosati Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej - Unia Pracy PES
Wojciech Roszkowski Prawo i Sprawiedliwość UEN
Leopold Rutowicz Samoobrona UEN
Jacek Saryusz-Wolski Platforma Obywatelska EPP–ED
Czesław Siekierski Polskie Stronnictwo Ludowe EPP–ED
Marek Siwiec Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej - Unia Pracy PES
Bogusław Sonik Platforma Obywatelska EPP–ED
Grażyna Staniszewska Partia Demokratyczna – demokraci.pl ALDE
Andrzej Szejna Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej - Unia Pracy PES
Konrad Szymański Prawo i Sprawiedliwość UEN
Ewa Tomaszewska Prawo i Sprawiedliwość UEN
Witold Tomczak Liga Polskich Rodzin ID
Bernard Piotr Wojciechowski Liga Polskich Rodzin ID
Tadeusz Zwiefka Platforma Obywatelska EPP–ED

2004

The 2004 European election was the sixth election to the European Parliament. However, as Poland had only joined the European Union earlier that month, it was the first election European election held in that state. The election took place on June 13.

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.

The radical populist Self-Defense of the Polish Republic, 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.

 Summary of the results of Poland's 13 June 2004 election to the European Parliament
National party European party Leader(s) Votes % +/– Seats +/–
Civic Platform (PO) 1,467,775 24.10 15
League of Polish Families (LPR) 969,689 15.92 10
Law and Justice (PiS) 771,858 12.67 7
Self-Defense of the Republic of Poland (SoRP) 656,782 10.78 6
Democratic Left Alliance – Labor Union (SLD–UP) 561,311 9.35 5
Freedom Union (UW) 446,549 7.33 4
People's Party (PSL) 386,340 6.34 4
Social Democracy (SDPL) 324,707 5.33 3
Real Politics Union (UPR) 113,675 1.87 0
National Electoral Committee (NKWW) 94,867 1.56 0
Polish Initiative (IdP) 88,565 1.45 0
Others 0
Valid votes 6,091,531 97.33
Blank and invalid votes 167,019 2.67
Totals 6,258,550 100.00 54
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 29,986,109 20.87
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2009

The European Parliament election, 2009 in Poland is on Sunday 7 June 2009 and the number of seats is 50.[1]

References

  1. ^ "Wyjasnienia Państwowej Komisji Wyborczej z dnia 10 marca 2009 r. o zasadach gospodarki finansowej, uzyskiwaniu przychodów oraz o wydatkach związanych z finansowaniem kampanii wyborczej w wyborach do Parlamentu Europejskiego, zarządzonych na dzień 7 czerwca 2009 r."/"Notice from the State Electoral Commission of 10 March 2009 by decree of the President of the Republic of Poland to the election of the members of the European Parliament and of the constituencies and the premises of district election commission", pkw.gov.pl, 10 March 2009, English translation here, pdf copy here

External links

  • European Election News by European Election Law Association (Eurela)
  • List of MEPs europarl.europa.eu
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