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Young people interested in Finland's election

"Young people interested in Finland's choice" "parliamentary Elections in Finland has long been characterized by young people's reluctance to take themsel

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Young people interested in Finland's election
"Young people interested in Finland's choice"

"parliamentary Elections in Finland has long been characterized by young people's reluctance to take themselves to the polls. Fewer than half of young voters in the 2015 elections."

"Why? The politicians are too old and the policies for complex, believes political scientist."

"For the 19-year-old Joar Cederberg, who lives in Pietarsaari, will be Sunday's parliamentary elections, his first."

"He is safe – he intends to vote."

"– I myself am interested in politics and want to influence. Voting is the easiest way to do it, he says to TT."

"In Joar Cederbergs closest circle of friends most people think the same way," he says. But he also sees a different attitude among young adults in Finland."

"– Overall is quite a few indifferent to politics. They feel perhaps that it doesn't matter if you vote or not, that the politicians still do what they want."

"Finland has long had a lower turnout than Sweden. In the Finnish parliamentary elections 2015 voted more than 70 per cent of the voters. It can be compared with more than 87 per cent who voted in the parliamentary elections in Sweden in 2018."

"Among young people between 18 and 27 years of age, the percentage was significantly lower in Finland: only 47 per cent voted in 2015. In the Swedish parliamentary elections voted more than 81 per cent of the young people in the age span of 18-29."

"political Scientist lists a number of possible reasons for the difference. One of them is the language – Finnish politicians tend to speak bureaucratic and tjänstemannamässigt, according to valforskaren Jussi Westinen at think tank E2. Where the political debate in Sweden focuses more on the ideology of the Finnish policy rather set of political compromise and pragmatism, " he says to the Finnish news agency SPT."

"– In comparison with the other nordic countries think the finns to a higher degree, that the policy is complicated. During the last few decades have all sorts of level, existed, which has meant that it has not been so attractive for the electorate to vote."

"Just the unpredictable formation of the government in Finland can be a factor to the voters."

"While Sweden's parties in the higher level engaged in a policy of blocs, where possible regeringssamarbeten presented already in the run-up to the election, is leader overall after the votes been counted in Finland."

"It can get voters to believe that their power over the electoral outcome is limited, according to Åsa von Schoultz, professor of political science at the university of Helsinki."

"– They usually say that voters have more power in politics in Sweden. The link between voters 'wishes and the policies to de facto get is extremely weak in Finland," she says to the SPT."

"– When the selection is done start the parties compromise and the voters have no idea what regeringsalternativet will be and what policies we ultimately get."

"Joar Cederberg share the view."

"– Vote far to the left, for example, so you don't want to see a collaboration with a party. It would never happen in Sweden but could very well be in Finland, " he says."

"And so to the crucial issue – which space has been actually young people in politics?"

"Not much, it turns out. Was the fourth member of parliament in Finland is 60 years of age or older, according to data of the Swedish Yle has developed. Of the 200 members of the 55 born in the 1950s or earlier, while only a single candidate is born in the 1990s."

"For Joar Cederberg, who are interested mainly in climate change and young people's mental health, is the members' age is a problem."

"– Young members of parliament would, for natural reasons, burn for matters related to the young, and young people's views would be considered just as worthy as older adults, he says."

"at the same time, according to he, the responsibility is partly on the young people themselves:"

" If we want to be in politics, it is we who must see to participate and to more actively show our interest."

"the Parliamentary elections are held every fourth year in Finland, and will take place this year on Sunday the 14th of april. 200 members will be elected in parliament, and the country is divided into 13 constituencies."

"unlike the Swedish system, with the list system, Finland has preferential voting. It means that you vote on a person but the votes in the first hand goes to the party. If the own candidate not be elected to benefit from the party's other candidates. The overall proportion of votes a party gets determines how many seats it gets in parliament. This differs from Sweden, where the parties responsible for the lists and thus have a greater influence over which candidates gets elected."

"the Result set on the 17th of april."

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