ElectionGudie

April 17, 2011 Held

2,953,977
Voted
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Republic of Finland

Election for Eduskunta (Parliament)

Results

67%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:2,953,977
Valid Votes:2,937,086
Invalid Votes:16,891

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

National Coalition Party 44 - 599,138

20.44%

Social Democratic Party of Finland 42 - 561,558

19.15%

True Finns 39 - 560,075

19.10%

Center Party of Finland 35 - 463,266

15.80%

Left Wing Alliance 14 - 239,039

8.15%

Green League 10 - 213,172

7.27%

Swedish People's Party in Finland 9 - 125,785

4.29%

Christian Democrats in Finland 6 - 118,453

4.04%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 200 seats in the Parliament (Eduskunta)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Tarja HALONEN
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Mar KIVINIEMI
  • 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.

Main parties in the electoral race:

**** The Left Alliance (VAS) is composed of People's Democratic League and Democratic Alternative.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 5,259,250 (July 2010 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 4,159,857 (April 2011 )