Sunday, 17 April 2011

True Finns come third in Finnish election

UKIP's partners in the EU Parliament, True Finns, have come joint second by votes in today's Finnish general election with 19.1% of the vote.

The party has gone from political insignificance 4 years ago to finish in third place today and may end up a major player in the coalition that will be formed to govern Finland in the coming days.

The final results are:
  • National Coalition Party 20.3% (44 seats)
  • Social Democrats 19.1% (42 seats)
  • True Finns 19.1% (39 seats)
  • Center Party 15.8% (35 seats)
  • Left Alliance 8.1% (14 seats)
  • Greens 7.2% (10 seats)