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Different democratic mandates in EU countries

Latest EU parliamentary/presidential elections: Votes for ruling party/coalition
Votes % of registered voters (a) % of the voting age population (b)
Parliaments
Austria
Austrian People's Party 2,076,831 35.1% 32.1%
Freedom Party of Austria 491,328 8.3% 7.6%
Coalition total 2,568,159 43.4% 39.7%
Belgium
Flemish Liberals and democrats 1,009,223 13.3% 12.6%
SP.A-Spirit 979,750 12.9% 12.2%
Socialist Party 855,992 11.3% 10.7%
Reformist Movement 784,954 10.4% 9.8%
Coalition total 3,629,919 47.9% 45.4%
Czech Republic
CSSD 1,440,279 15.3% 18.4%
Koalice 680,671 7.3% 8.7%
Coalition total 2,120,950 22.6% 27.1%
Denmark
Left, Liberal Party of Denmark 974,636 24.3% 23.6%
Conservative people's party 345,343 8.6% 8.4%
Coalition total 1,319,979 32.9% 32.0%
Estonia
Estonian Centre Party 125,718 14.8% 11.7%
Estonian Reform Party 87,650 10.3% 8.2%
Estonian People's Union 64,470 7.6% 6.0%
Coalition total 277,838 32.7% 25.9%
Finland
Finnish Centre 689,147 16.3% 16.6%
Finnish Social Democratic Party 682,819 16.2% 16.4%
Swedish People's Party in Finland 128,617 3.0% 3.1%
Coalition total 1,500,583 35.6% 36.1%
Germany
Social Democratic Party of Germany 18,488,688 30.1% 27.9%
Green 2,694,027 4.4% 4.1%
Coalition total 21,182,715 34.5% 31.9%
Greece
New Democracy 3,359,058 34.7% 42.6%
Hungary
Hungarian socialist party 2,295,851 29.2% 30.3%
Alliance of free democrats 310,582 3.9% 4.0%
Coalition total 772,957 33.1% 34.3%
Ireland
Fianna Fail 772,957 26.2% 28.8%
Progressive Democrats 73,718 2.5% 2.7%
Coalition total 846,675 28.7% 31.6%
Italy
Forza Italia 10,923,431 23.9% 23.1%
National alliance 4,463,205 9.8% 9.4%
Northern League 1,464,301 3.2% 3.1%
CCD-CDU 1,194,040 2.6% 2.5%
Coalition total 18,044,977 39.5% 38.1%
Latvia
People's Party 165,449 11.1% 8.9%
Union of Greens and Farmers 93,748 6.3% 5.0%
Latvia First Party 94,833 6.4% 5.1%
Coalition total 354,030 23.9% 19.1%
Lithuania
Labour Party 340,035 12.8% 11.1%
Working for Lithuania 246,852 9.3% 8.1%
Farmers' Party - New Democratic Party78,902 3.0% 2.6%
Coalition total 665,789 25.0% 21.8%
Luxembourg(c) - - -
Malta
Nationalist Party 146,171 49.7% 52.3%
Netherlands
Christian Democratic Appeal 2,758,649 22.9% 22.5%
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy 1,702,183 14.1% 13.9%
Democrats 66 391,329 3.2% 3.2%
Coalition total 4,852,161 40.3% 39.5%
Poland
SLD-UP 5,342,519 19.0% 18.8% minority 216 seats out of 460
Portugal
Socialist Party 2,573,654 29.3% 33.0%
Slovakia
SKDU 433,953 10.4% 10.1%
SMK 321,069 7.7% 7.5%
KDH 237,2025.7% 5.5%
ANO 230,309 5.5% 5.4%
Coalition total 1,222,533 29.4% 28.4%
Slovenia
SDS 281,134 17.2% 18.2%
NSI 87,057 5.3% 5.6%
LSL 65,944 4.0% 4.3%
Coalition total 434,135 26.6% 28.1%
Spain
Spanish Socialist workers' Party 11,026,163 32.9% 34.9%
Sweden
Workers' Party Social Democrats 2,113,560 31.9% 30.6%
UK(d)
Labour 9,556,183 21.6% 20.6%
Presidents
Cyprus
Tassos PAPADOPOULOS -Democratic party 213,353 44.8% 38.6%
France (Second round of elections)
Jacques Chirac -RPR5,665,855 65.5% 62.0%

Note: This table shows parliamentary elections for all EU states
other than for presidential or semi-presidential systems where the results from presidential elections are shown.
  1. The accuracy/currency of electoral registers varies greatly between these counties. Where, for instance, they include a significant number of deceased voters the percentages shown will underestimate the true figure.
  2. A number of the voting age populations are for the previous national election. In such cases the rates are over estimates if the population is increasing and vice versa. This explains why some of the rates in this column are higher than those in the column based on registered voters.
  3. Elections in Luxembourg are divided into four multi-member circumscriptions. Voters may vote for as many candidates as the circumscription elects Deputies. The number of voters for each list therefore cannot be stated.
  4. Provisional results excluding Staffordshire South.
Sources: www.electionworld.org, www.bbc.co.uk, www.election resources.org, www.psephos.adam-carr.net

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A C Baker said…
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Bob Piper said…
Didn't I just tell you. When he got to London they'd give the poor bugger nothing to do and he's having to spend his lonely hours on this sort of thing. Get a proper job, John... or a life!

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