Social Democratic Party wins general elections in Finland with 17.7% of votes

Social Democratic Party wins general elections in Finland with 17.7% of votes

The narrow victory of Social Democrats, followed by the Euroescepic and anti-immigration Finns Party with 17.5% of votes, will complicate the coalition talks. The leader of the party, Antti Rinne would become the first left-winded president since 2003 in the country.

Mercedes González
Mercedes González
david dindu
david dindu 1 year

cnn headline: nationalists nearly won

Pj Sina
Pj Sina 1 year

republics are better than democracies

CTHULHU 1 year

Since this wasn’t a presidential election, Rinne will not become president. He’ll become prime minister, unless he fails at negotiating a government cabinet. In that case, next up would be the party with second-most representatives, where the difference is just one between SDP and True Finns. CNN also got it wrong, since True Finns is a nationalistic centrist party, not right wing at all, which is where the national coalition party is. Not “right-wing” as-in national socialism either; that legacy belongs to the winner SDP, into which national socialist parties were merged into after World War 2, when national socialist parties were made illegal.

NPC#1337 T3H H0nkulAr
NPC#1337 T3H H0nkulAr 1 year

Lmfao 17% real mandate of the people there xD hahahahahaha

Sir_Kutz 1 year

That’s messed up when less than a quarter of votes gets touted as a win.

Nuclear Jellyfish
Nuclear Jellyfish 1 year

RIP Finland. Soon to be rape capital

Darren Brown
Darren Brown 1 year

So the three main parties yielded a collected vote of less than 50%? This seems strange to an American but I would love to see Dem and Rep candidates get these numbers. A real democracy allows for individuals to vote and not political parties.

zachary lucas
zachary lucas 1 year

This is why America’s two party system works the best

Justin Kidd
Justin Kidd 1 year

The (nationalistic) Finns party got 17,5%.

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 1 year

People want what they want.

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