Official Statistics of Finland

Presidential elections

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Confirmed election result: Sauli Niinistö was elected President 2012
10 Feb 2012
In the second round of the Presidential election Sauli Niinistö clearly defeated his rival candidate Pekka Haavisto. The total number of votes cast for Niinistö was 1,802,328, which is 62.6 per cent of all votes cast. Pekka Haavisto, the runner-up, received 1,077,425 votes, that is, 37.4 per cent of all votes cast. Sauli Niinistö received 724,903 more votes than Pekka Haavisto in the second round of the elections. Compared with the first round of the election, the number of votes cast for Niinistö grew by 671,074 votes (by 25.6 percentage points) and that for Haavisto by 503,150 votes (by 18.6 percentage points). The data are based on Statistics Finland's statistics on the confirmed election result from the second round of the Presidential election 2012.

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Description: Presidential elections are held in Finland every six years as direct, popular elections. Statistics Finland produces official statistics from the elections; preliminary data are produced and made available on the Internet on the day following the actual polling day, final statistics (as a conventional paper publication) in the year following the election year.
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Keywords: candidates, elections, parties, presidential election, right to vote, voting, voting turnout.
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Change: Data concerning voting by women and men in the first and second rounds of the Presidential Election 2012 were corrected in the database tables
28 Jun 2013

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Presidential elections [e-publication].
ISSN=2242-3699. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 29.1.2015].
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