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Election in Finland: social Democrats slightly ahead of right-wing populists

In the election in Finland are the social Democrats, the strongest force. Just behind the right-wing populist party landed "The Finns". The "center" of the

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Election in Finland: social Democrats slightly ahead of right-wing populists

In the election in Finland are the social Democrats, the strongest force. Just behind the right-wing populist party landed "The Finns". The "center" of the head of government Sipilä lost.

The social Democrats to their Chairman Antti Rinne choice in Finland are become in the Parliament the strongest force. They won 40 of the 200 seats in the Parliament, six more than in the past. The preliminary calculations were completed, informed the Finnish Ministry of justice. The official result should be published until Wednesday.

It is the first electoral victory of the party since 1999. Rinne, by the end of may to form a government.

On rank two follows the right-wing populist party "The Finns" with 39 Seats. Their distance to the social Democrats is extremely tight. During the election winner won votes, or 17.7 percent of the voters, reached The Finns 17.5 percent. The Chairman of the party "The Finns" has shown her good performance in the parliamentary elections, to be very surprised. "I never expected such a result. Honestly, none of us this result is expected," said Jussi Halla-aho. He spoke of a "day of joy".

In third place, the conservative National coalition party, with 17 percent of the votes landed, which corresponds to 38 Seats in Parliament. The centre party of the previous Prime Minister Juha Sipilä has been significantly punished and is, therefore, in the case of only 13.8 percent, or 31 parliamentary seats (-18). Sipilä appeared contrite: "The centre is the biggest loser of this election. This result is a big disappointment for us."

turnout rose

Also felt the Greens and the left party Vas were able to grow. You will be Sitting with in the future 20 (+5) and 16 (+4) in the next Parliament much larger groups than previously.

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

This state is a difficult government negotiations, the Nordic EU. 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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