Elections

Parliamentary elections 2015

Party Votes   % Change from 2011 Seats
% points 2015 2011
Centre Party of Finland 626 218 21,1 5,3 49 35
National Coalition Party 540 212 18,2 -2,2 37 44
Finns Party 524 054 17,7 -1,4 38 39
Finnish Social Democratic Party 490 102 16,5 -2,6 34 42
Green League 253 102 8,5 1,3 15 10
Left Alliance 211 702 7,1 -1,0 12 14
Swedish People´s Party in Finland 144 802 4,9 0,6 9 9
Christian Democrats in Finland  105 134 3,5 -0,5 5 6
Other parties 56 402 1,9 0,3 - -
Others 16 731 0,6 0,2 1 1
Total 2 968 459 100   200 200
Females 1 264 405 42,6 0,8 83 85
Voting turnout 1) 70.1% (66.9% incl. Finns resident abroad)

1) Finnish citizens resident in Finland

Source: Statistics Finland, Parliamentary elections

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Updated: 5.5.2015

Voting turnout 1) in parliamentary elections, 1908–2015

  % of persons entitled to vote
Males Females
1908 68,9 60,3
1909 70,5 60,6
1910 64,9 55,8
1911 65,3 54,8
1913 55,9 46,7
1916 60,1 51,4
1917 73,1 65,7
1919 69,5 65,1
1922 63,0 54,5
1924 61,7 53,7
1927 59,7 52,4
1929 59,6 52,1
1930 68,6 63,6
1933 66,4 58,5
1936 67,3 59,1
1939 71,3 62,4
1945 77,5 72,7
1948 81,0 75,9
1951 78,4 71,4
1954 82,9 77,4
1958 78,3 72,1
1962 86,1 84,2
1966 86,1 83,9
1970 83,2 81,3
1972 81,9 81,0
1975 80,1 79,4
1979 81,9 80,6
1983 81,2 80,9
1987 76,2 76,6
1991 71,0 73,2
1995 70,6 73,1
1999 66,8 69,7
2003 67,6 71,6
2007 65,8 69,9
2011 69,6 71,3
2015 68,9 71,3

1) Finnish citizens resident in Finland

Source: Statistics Finland, Parliamentary elections

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Updated: 5.5.2015

Municipal elections 2017

Party Votes %
National Coalition Party 531 599 20,7
Finnish Social Democratic Party 498 252 19,4
Centre Party of Finland 450 529 17,5
Green League 320 235 12,5
Finns Party 227 297 8,8
Left Alliance 226 626 8,8
Swedish People´s Party in Finland 125 518 4,9
Christian Democrats in Finland  105 551 4,1
Others parties 32 035 1,2
Other  53 126 2,1
Total 2 570 768 100
Voting turnout 58.9%

Source: Statistics Finland, Municipal elections

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Updated: 21.4.2017

Presidential election 2012

1st round on 22 Jan. 2012
Candidate Votes %
Sauli Niinistö 1 131 254 37,0
Pekka Haavisto 574 275 18,8
Paavo Väyrynen 536 555 17,5
Timo Soini 287 571 9,4
Paavo Lipponen 205 111 6,7
Paavo Arhinmäki 167 663 5,5
Eva Biaudet 82 598 2,7
Sari Essayah 75 744 2,5
Total 3 060 771 100
Voting turnout 1) 72.8%, (69.7% incl. Finns resident abroad)
2nd round on 5 Feb. 2012
Candidate Votes  %
Sauli Niinistö 1 802 328 62,6
Pekka Haavisto 1 077 425 37,4
Total 2 879 753 100
Voting turnout 1) 68.9%, (66.0% incl. Finns resident abroad)
Sauli Niinistö was elected President of the Republic in the second round of the elections

1) Finnish citizens resident in Finland

Source: Statistics Finland, Presidential elections

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Updated: 10.2.2012

European Parliament elections  2014

Party Votes Change in votes cast 2014–2009 Number of Euro-MPs elected
    % % points  
National Coalition Party 390 376 22,6 -0,6 3
Centre Party of Finland 339 895 19,7 0,6 3
Finns Party 222 457 12,9 3,1 2
Finnish Social Democratic Party 212 781 12,3 -5,2 2
Green League 161 263 9,3 -3,1 1
Left Alliance 161 074 9,3 3,4 1
Swedish People´s Party in Finland 116 747 6,8 0,7 1
Christian Democrats in Finland  90 586 5,2 1,1 -
Others 33 115 1,9 0,1 -
Total 1 728 294 100 - 13
Females 840 903 48,7 2,2 7
Voting turnout 1) 41.0%

1) Finnish citizens resident in Finland

Source: Statistics Finland, European Parliament elections

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Updated: 13.6.2014

 

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