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Finland

Republic of Finland

5,498,211 11

Population (as of July 1, 2016)

Elections in our database

4,221,237 70.65%

Registered Voters (as of April 20, 2015)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Finnish Parliament Eduskunta Assembly

Description of government structure:

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

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 6-year term.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the president with the approval of the parliament to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the Parliament (Eduskunta), 199 members are elected by open list proportional representation in multi-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms and 1 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms.
    •  There are 14 multi-member constituencies with anywhere from 6 to 33 seats. Seats are distributed among the individual parties, or alliances of several parties, in accordance with the d'Hondt method.  
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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Finnish Parliament 1999-03-21 2,710,095 4,152,430 65.27%
President 2000-01-16 3,068,150 4,172,740 73.53%
President 2000-02-06 3,201,713 4,167,204 76.83%
Finnish Parliament 2003-03-16 2,815,700 4,220,951 66.71%
President 2006-01-15 3,025,606 4,272,537 70.82%
President 2006-01-29 3,163,667 4,272,537 74.05%
Finnish Parliament 2007-03-18 2,790,752 4,083,549 68.34%
Finnish Parliament 2011-04-17 2,953,977 4,387,701 67.32%
President 2012-01-22 3,070,429 4,159,857 73.81%
President 2012-02-05 2,904,886 4,159,857 69.83%
Finnish Parliament 2015-04-19 2,981,931 4,221,237 70.64%

Voter Turnout