Published: 26 May 2014

Left Alliance and Finns Party successful in the European Parliament elections 2014

The Left Alliance won one seat in the European Parliament and support for the party rose to 9.3 per cent, which is 3.4 percentage points higher than in the previous European Parliament elections. Compared to the 2009 European Parliament elections, the share of votes cast for the Finns Party rose by 3.1 percentage points to 12.9 per cent. The Finns Party won one additional seat in the election, which raises the number of the party's number of seats in the European Parliament to two.

Support for the largest parties in the European Parliament elections in 2004, 2009 and 2014 (%)

Support for the largest parties in the European Parliament elections in 2004, 2009 and 2014 (%)

The Christian Democrats that were in an electoral alliance with the Finns Party in the previous European Parliament elections received 5.2 per cent of votes cast increasing their support by 1.1 percentage points compared to the previous European Parliament elections. Despite the increase in the share of votes cast, the party lost their only seat in the European Parliament. The biggest losers in the elections were the Finnish Social Democratic Party and the Green League. The Finnish Social Democratic Party received a 12.3 per cent support in the elections, which was 5.2 percentage points lower than in the previous European Parliament elections. Despite the decrease in the share of votes cast, the party maintained its two seats in the European Parliament. Compared to the previous European Parliament elections, the share of votes cast for the Green League decreased by 3.1 percentage points to 9.3 per cent and the party lost its second seat.

The National Coalition Party and the Centre Party both secured three seats in the European Parliament and thus maintained their previous number of seats. The National Coalition Party got the largest share of all votes cast, namely 22.6 per cent. Its share of votes cast decreased by 0.6 percentage points from the previous European Parliament elections. Alexander Stubb of the National Coalition Party was the biggest winner of the elections with more than 148,000 votes. The Centre Party received 19.7 per cent of all votes cast and its share of votes cast rose by 0.6 percentage points compared to the previous European Parliament elections. The Swedish People’s Party got a 6.7 per cent share of all the votes cast and managed to keep its one seat.

Support for the largest parties in the European Parliament elections in 2014, 2009, 2004, 1999 and 1996

Party European
Parliament
elections
2014   
European
Parliament
elections
2009   
European
Parliament
elections
2004   
European
Parliament
elections
1999   
European
Parliament
elections
1996   
National
Coalition
Party
KOK
22.6 23.2 23.7 25.3 20.2
Centre
Party
of Finland
KESK
19.7 19.0 23.4 21.3 24.4
The Finns
Party
PS
12.9   9.8   0.5   0.8   0.7
The Finnish
Social
Democrartic
Party
SDP
12.3 17.5 21.2 17.9 21.5
Green
League
VIHR
9.3 12.4 10.4 13.4   7.6
The Left
Alliance
VAS
9.3   5.9   9.1   9.1 10.5
Swedish
People's
Party in
Finland
RKP
6.7   6.1   5.7   6.8   5.8
Christian
Democrats
in Finland
KD
5.2   4.2   4.3   2.4   2.8

Voting turnout in these European Parliament elections was 40.9 per cent, which is 0.6 percentage points up from the 2009 European Parliament elections. Voting was liveliest in the Åland electoral district, where voting turnout rose to 57.4 per cent. Voting was least active in the North Karelia electoral district, where voting turnout was only 32.8 per cent.

Voting turnout in the European Parliament elections in 1996 to 2014, Finnish citizens resident in Finland

Voting turnout in the European Parliament elections in 1996 to 2014, Finnish citizens resident in Finland

Statistics Finland's election result services

On 26 May 2014, Statistics Finland will open a free of charge election map service on the web containing data illustrated by maps and charts on the European Parliament elections. The themes covered will include voting turnout, the party with the most votes, support for parties and elected members by municipality. The map data will be updated with the confirmed election results on 4 June 2014.

More detailed election result data are available in Statistics Finland's PX-Web database service where users can compile customised statistical tables on the elections. Database tables on the preliminary European Parliament election data will be produced on 26 May 2014. Database tables according to the confirmed results of the European Parliament elections will be released on 4 June 2014.

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Source: European Parliament Elections 2014, Statistics Finland

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Updated 26.5.2014

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): European Parliament elections [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-291X. 2014. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 19.8.2019].
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