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Election results 2011, main parties. NUTS 3

The True Finns (Perus) emerged as the winner of the elections as the other parliamentary parties lost their support compared with the previous Parliamentary elections. The True Finns increased their support by 14.9 percentage points, thus gaining 19.0 of the country's votes, which raised it from the smallest parliamentary party into the third largest party in Finland. The number of votes cast for the True Finns gave it 34 additional seats in Parliament. In total, the True Finns got 39 MPs.

The Centre Party of Finland (Ke lost most in the elections, as it dropped from the largest party to the fourth biggest party. The Centre Party gained 15.8 per cent of all the votes cast. When compared with the previous Parliamentary elections, its support went down by 7.3 percentage points. The Centre Party received 463,000 votes and 35 MPs into Parliament. The number of seats for the party fell by 16 and the number of votes by over 177,000 compared with the 2007 Parliamentary elections.

The National Coalition Party (Kok) emerged as the largest party. The Coalition Party gained 44 seats and 20.4 per cent of the votes cast. The Coalition Party lost six MPs and gained 1.9  percentage points fewer votes than in the previous Parliamentary elections. In the whole country, the Coalition Party received 598,000 votes, which is around 18,000 down from 2007.

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) became the second largest party in Finland. The Social Democrats gained 19.1 per cent of the votes and 42 seats, which is 2.3 percentage points and three seats down from the Parliamentary elections 2007. The Social Democrats got 561,000 votes, which is around 33,000 votes fewer than in the previous Parliamentary elections.

The Left Alliance (VL) gained 8.1 per cent of all votes cast and 14 seats. Compared with the previous Parliamentary elections, the number of votes fell by 0.7 percentage points and the number of MPs by three. The Green League gained 7.2 per cent of all votes cast and ten seats. The number of votes cast for the party decreased by 1.3 percentage points and the number of seats went down by five. The Swedish People's Party (SFP/RKP) got 4.3 per cent of the votes casts, which is 0.3 percentage points down from the previous Parliamentary elections. The party retained its nine seats. The Christian Democrats (KD) gained 4.0 per cent of the votes or 0.9 percentage points down from the previous Parliamentary elections. The Christian Democrats lost one seat, thus gaining six MPs in Parliament. No new parties entered the Parliament in the 2011 Parliamentary elections.

 

Sources:

Inter-Parliamentary Union, PARLINE database on national parliaments

Statistics Finland: Parliamentary Elections 2011, results

Statistics Finland: "True Finns the biggest winner in the elections. Coalition Party the largest party in the Parliamentary elections 2011"