New Parline: the IPU’s Open Data Platform (beta)
Your one-stop-shop for information about national parliaments

Finland

-

Parliament

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
14.04.2019
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
30.04.2023
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
200
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
2,468
Number of male candidates Number of male candidates
1,432
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
1,036
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
41.98%

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
4,255,466
Votes Number of people who actually voted
3,070,080
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
72.14%

Results

Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
20%
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Center Party (KESK) 31
The Finns Party (PS) 39
National Coalition Party (KOK) 38
Social Democratic Party (SDP) 40
Green League (Vihr) 20
Left Alliance (Vas) 16
Swedish People's Party (RKP) 9
Christian Democrats (KD) 5
Others 2
Sources
https://tulospalvelu.vaalit.fi/EKV-2019/en/lasktila.html https://www.parliament.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/confirmed-election-results-2019.aspx
Women Directly Elected
94

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
106
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
94
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
24.04.2019
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Matti Vanhanen (Male)
Political party
Center Party (KESK)
Date of election
07.06.2019