ElectionGudie

April 14, 2019 Held

3,065,287
Voted
Finland

Republic of Finland

Election for Eduskunta (Finnish Parliament)

Results

Cast Votes:3,065,287
Valid Votes:None
Invalid Votes:None

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Social Democratic Party of Finland 40 - 545,544

17.70%

The Finns Party 39 - 538,731

17.50%

National Coalition Party 38 - 523,446

17.00%

Center Party of Finland 31 - 423,352

13.80%

Green League 20 - 353,654

11.50%

Left Alliance 16 - 251,254

8.20%

Swedish People's Party in Finland 9 - - 139,428

4.50%

Christian Democrats in Finland 5 - - 120,039

3.90%

Blue Reform - - 29,959

1.00%

Pirate Party of Finland - - 18,991

0.60%

Seven Star Movement - - 11,403

0.40%

Citizens’ Party - - 7,729

0.30%

Feminist Party - - 6,669

0.20%

Liberal Party – Freedom to Choose - - 5,043

0.20%

Communist Party of Finland - - 4,285

0.10%

The Animal Justice Party of Finland - - 3,356

0.10%

Independence Party - - 2,444

0.10%

Finnish People First - - 2,367

0.10%

Communist Workers Party - For Peace and Socialism (KTP) - - 1,294

More Info:

At Stake in this Election:      

  • 200 seats in the Parliament (Eduskunta)

Government Structure:

  • Chief of State: President Sauli NIINISTÖ
  • Head of Government: Juha SIPILÄ 
  • Assembly: Finland has a unicameral Parliament (Eduskunta) with 200 seats.

Electoral System:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote to serve a 6-year term. If no candidate receives more than half of the (approved) votes cast in the first round, a second round is held.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the president with the approval of the parliament to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the Parliament (Eduskunta), members are elected by open list proportional representation to serve 4-year terms: 199 members in 12 multi-member constituencies and one member in the single-member constituency of Åland. The number of seats for each multi-member district is determined before the election based on population.

Main Parties in this Election:

Population and Registered Voters:

  • Population: 5,513,199 (2019 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 4,515,085

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 2,817,072 (2019 est.)
  • Is Finland a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)
  • Has Finland ratified CEDAW: Yes (4 September 1986)
  • Gender Quota:  No
  • Female Candidates in this election: Yes
  • Number of Female Legislators: 83 (41.5%) of 200 seats in the Parliament (Eduskunta)
  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: 15 (2018)
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very Low (2019)

Disability Data:

  • Is Finland a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)
  • Has Finland ratified CRPD: Yes (11 May 2016)
  • Population with a disability: 821,538 (est.)