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European Parliament election turnout 1979 – 2009

The chart below shows the percentage of registered UK voters who actually voted at European Parliament elections from 1979–2009, and the average turnout across the European Union. This is followed by a table showing voter turnout percentage for each EU country.

Table: European Parliament election turnout % by country 1979 - 2009
Member States 1979 1984 1989 1994 1999 2004 2009
Belgium 91.36 92.09 90.73 90.66 91.05 90.81 90.39
Denmark 47.82 52.38 46.17 52.92 50.46 47.89 59.54
Germany 65.73 56.76 62.28 60.02 45.19 43 43.3
Ireland 63.61 47.56 68.28 43.98 50.21 58.58 58.64
France 60.71 56.72 48.8 52.71 46.76 42.76 40.63
Italy 85.65 82.47 81.07 73.6 69.76 71.72 65.05
Luxembourg 88.91 88.79 87.39 88.55 87.27 91.35 90.75
Netherlands 58.12 50.88 47.48 35.69 30.02 39.26 36.75
United Kingdom 32.35 32.57 36.37 36.43 24 38.52 34.7
Greece 80.59 80.03 73.18 70.25 63.22 52.61
Spain 54.71 59.14 63.05 45.14 44.9
Portugal 51.1 35.54 39.93 38.6 36.78
Sweden 38.84 37.85 45.53
Austria 49.4 42.43 45.97
Finland 30.14 39.43 40.3
Czech Republic 28.3 28.2
Estonia 26.83 43.9
Cyprus 72.5 59.4
Lithuania 48.38 20.98
Latvia 41.34 53.7
Hungary 38.5 36.31
Malta 82.39 78.79
Poland 20.87 24.53
Slovenia 28.35 28.33
Slovakia 16.97 19.64
Bulgaria 38.99
Romania 27.67
Average EU turnout 61.99 58.98 58.41 56.67 49.51 45.47 43

Source: www.europarl.europa.eu


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