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Election in Finland: social Democrats are the strongest force

cheers for the social Democrats: In the case of the election in Finland, they have become according to projections by the strongest force. The party of Prime Mi

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Election in Finland: social Democrats are the strongest force

cheers for the social Democrats: In the case of the election in Finland, they have become according to projections by the strongest force. The party of Prime Minister Sipilä lost. He spoke of a "great disappointment".

In the parliamentary election in Finland, a success for the social Democrats, signed by its Chairman Antti Rinne. In a high-level statement of the public broadcasting company Yle, based on a count of nearly two-thirds of the votes, the social Democrats can count on 40 of the 200 seats. That would be a gain of six mandates.

On rank two, the conservative National coalition party and the right-wing populist party, followed by The Finns, each with 38 Seats. The centre party of the previous Prime Minister Juha Sipilä was significantly punished, and is thus only 30 parliamentary seats (-19). The previous Prime Minister Juha Sipilä appeared contrite: "The centre is the biggest loser of this election. This result is a big disappointment for us."

turnout rose

Some of the left-wing former opposition parties - the social Democrats, gained ground. The Greens eight seats at the 23, the Left by three to 15.

The turnout was higher, according to the election Commission to 72 percent. In 2015, the rate was 70.1 per cent.

it Remains at these values, the Scandinavian EU-to-state difficult government negotiations before. The left-wing parties have in the Parliament with 200 Seats and no majority. A coalition of the centre-Right block with the Finns party would have a majority.

presidency of the EU Council soon after Finland

the performance of the Finns party is also with regard to the European elections on may 26. May be interesting: The fins include, in addition to the German AfD and the Italian Lega to the parties that want to form in the EU Parliament, a new Alliance of right-wing populists. In addition, Finland takes on 1. July the rotating presidency of the EU Council.

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