Official Statistics of Finland

Presidential elections

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Steady support for Sauli Niinistö in different areas in the Presidential election 2018
02 Feb 2018
In the first election round of the Presidential election, Sauli Niinistö received the majority of the votes cast and was elected the President of the Republic. Niinistö, a candidate of a constituency association, received 1,875,342 votes in the election, that is, 62.6 per cent of all votes cast. Niinistö gathered votes evenly in different areas. Pekka Haavisto, the candidate of the Green League received the second most votes (371,254). Haavistos share of votes cast was 12.4 per cent. The difference between the two candidates with most votes cast was thus 1,504,088 votes and 50.2 percentage points. The data are based on Statistics Finland's statistics on Presidential election 2018.

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3 Apr 2018

Description: Presidential elections are held in Finland every six years as direct, popular elections. Statistics Finland produces official statistics from the elections. The preliminary statistics are published on the Internet, in the StatFin online service and on the statistics pages on Presidential elections as soon as possible starting from the election night. The second data, or the final data are supplied to Statistics Finland after the election result is confirmed. After the confirmation of the election result, the confirmed data corresponding to the preliminary statistics are released on the statistics pages on the Internet and the StatFin databases are updated.
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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: 22.3.2018].
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