Social Democrats lead election in Finland after counting 51% of the vote

UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — The opposition Social Democratic Party (FDP) of Finland continues to lead the parliamentary elections in the country, gaining 18.7% after counting 51.3% of the vote, according to the country’s Ministry of Justice.

“The PSD accounts for 18.7% of the votes in parliamentary elections. The coalition party received 16.4% of the votes, True Finns 15.9%, the Center 15.7% (the ruling party),

Green Union 10 , 4%, the rest of the party – less than 10%, “- said in a statement.

Thus, the SDP currently receives 40 seats in the parliament (+6 seats), the Coalition Party – 37 (no change), True Finns – 36 (lose two seats), the ruling “Finland Center” – 33 seats (lose 16 places), “Green” – 19 (plus four places).

The head of the “Finnish Center” Juha Sipilä admitted that the party was the main loser in this election. At the same time, the head of the SDP Antti Rinne believes that the result for the party could be better.

A total of 2,468 candidates from 19 political parties were nominated for parliamentary elections. The Finnish parliament is unicameral and consists of 200 deputies.

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