Finland

Parliament

Political system
Parliamentary system
Structure of parliament
Unicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Oversight

Oversight tools

Parliament/Chamber has the power to summon members of the government
Yes

Sources: Constitution, section 47

Parliament/chamber has the power to summon senior government officials
Yes

Sources: Constitution, section 47

Parliament has the power to approve key government appointments
No
Parliament/chamber has the power to approve key government appointments
Yes
Number of written questions asked, per year
274
(2023)
Number of written questions answered by the government, per year
274
(2023)
Percentage of written questions answered by the government, per year
100.0%
(2023)
Parliament/chamber has power to carry out inquiries
No

Sources: Constitution, section 35

Number of parliamentary inquiries, per year
No information available

Head of State and/or Government

Parliament’s role in the designation of the Head of Government
Parliament elects the Head of Government

Sources: Constitution, section 61

The Head of Government is also the Head of State
No
Parliament’s role in the designation of the Head of State
Parliament does not play a role

Impeachment and confidence motions

Parliament is automatically dissolved when a motion of no confidence is adopted
No

Impeachment procedure

There is a procedure for parliament to dismiss or impeach the following persons/institution
The whole Government
The Head of Government
Individual members of the Executive

Sources: Constitution, section 114

No confidence processes

There is a procedure for parliament to express no confidence in the following persons/institution
The whole Government
The Head of Government
Individual members of the Executive

Sources: Constitution, sections 3 & 43-44

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No