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The member-states of the European Union by the European party affiliations of their leaders, as of 1 January 2005.

This article describes the party affiliations of the leaders of each "member-state represented in the "European Council during the year 2005. The list below gives the political party that each "head of government, or "head of state, belongs to at the national level, as well as the "European political alliance to which that national party belongs. The states are listed from most to least populous. More populous states have greater influence in the council, in accordance with the system of "Qualified Majority Voting.

Contents

Summary[edit]

Party 1 January 2005 25 March 2005 4 April 2005 31 October 2005 22 November 2005
# QMV # QMV # QMV # QMV # QMV
"Party of European Socialists 7 146 8 158 8 158 7 131 6 102
"European People's Party 12 131 11 119 10 115 10 115 11 144
"European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party 3 26 3 26 4 30 4 30 4 30
"Independent 2 11 2 11 2 11 2 11 2 11
"Alliance for Europe of the Nations 1 7 1 7 1 7 2 34 2 34

List of leaders (1 January 2005)[edit]

Member-state Votes Leader National party European party
Germany 29 "Gerhard Schröder "SPD "PES
United Kingdom 29 "Tony Blair "Lab "PES
France 29 "Jacques Chirac "UMP "EPP
Italy 29 "Silvio Berlusconi "FI "EPP
Spain 27 "José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero "PSOE "PES
Poland 27 "Marek Belka "SLD "PES
Netherlands 13 "Jan Peter Balkenende "CDA "EPP
Greece 12 "Kostas Karamanlis "ND "EPP
Czech Republic 12 "Stanislav Gross "ČSSD "PES
Belgium 12 "Guy Verhofstadt "VLD "ELDR
Hungary 12 "Ferenc Gyurcsány "MSZP "PES
Portugal 12 "Pedro Santana Lopes "PPD/PSD "EPP
Sweden 10 "Göran Persson "SAP "PES
Austria 10 "Wolfgang Schüssel "ÖVP "EPP
Slovakia 7 "Mikuláš Dzurinda "SDKÚ "EPP
Denmark 7 "Anders Fogh Rasmussen "V "ELDR
Finland 7 "Matti Vanhanen "Kesk. "ELDR
Ireland 7 "Bertie Ahern "FF "AEN
Lithuania 7 "Valdas Adamkus "Independent
Latvia 4 "Aigars Kalvītis "TP "EPP
Slovenia 4 "Janez Jansa "SDS "EPP
Estonia 4 "Juhan Parts "RP "EPP
Cyprus 4 "Tassos Papadopoulos "DIKO "Independent [1]
Luxembourg 4 "Jean-Claude Juncker "CSV "EPP
Malta 3 "Lawrence Gonzi "PN "EPP

^ DIKO's MEP is a member of the "Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe group in the "European Parliament, but the party is not formally attached to any pan-European organization.

Changes during the year[edit]

Affiliation[edit]

Date Member-state Leader National party European party
25 March Portugal "José Sócrates "PS "PES
4 April Estonia "Andrus Ansip "RE "ELDR
31 October Poland "Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz "PiS "AEN
22 November Germany "Angela Merkel "CDU "EPP

Office-holder only[edit]

Date Member-state Leader National party European party
25 April Czech Republic "Jiří Paroubek "ČSSD "PES

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