The composition of the councils of the 21 autonomous communities established in the social and health care reform approved by Parliament in June will be determined by the elections. The provinces will take responsibility for organizing social, health and rescue services from 1 January 2023.
YLE said on Tuesday that the Center Party is forecast to win 15.3 percent of the vote. The Left Alliance (8.1%) is to defeat the Greens (7.6%), partly because there is no vote in the traditional fortress of the Greens in Helsinki. The Finnish capital has been designated an exemption in the reform and will continue to organize its own social, health and rescue services.
Support for the Swedish People’s Party was 3.9 per cent, for the Christian Democrats 3.0 per cent and for Movement Now 2.0 per cent.
Tuomo TurjaThe research director of the Economic Research estimates that the results of the survey promise good for the Coalition Party and the Social Democrats.
“[The National Coalition] is a clear number one in this poll and has loyal supporters. The Coalition Party can probably count on gaining support in this election, which cannot be said of all parties, ”he commented to the broadcaster.
For example, basic Finns had difficulty getting their supporters moving in this year’s municipal elections, which was more than three percentage points below the turnout of 14.5 per cent.
The SDP has traditionally done well in municipal elections and has drawn attention to the number of social and health workers on its candidate list.
“These are new elections and to some extent we are in unfamiliar waters. The Social Democrats are a strong municipal election party, whose popularity of around 18 per cent is not a surprise. The party is well supported in the provinces, ”said Turja.
The nature of the election could also cause confusion among voters, he said. Many are therefore likely to make their choices based on the impressions that parties have left in national politics.
“It is still a little unclear to the public what will be decided, and there is not too much campaigning yet.”
The economic survey interviewed more than 2,100 people in November-December.
Municipal Development Foundation in December published according to the poll, turnout in the provincial elections is in danger of falling below 40 per cent, with only 41 per cent of respondents stating they would definitely vote.
Although about four in five respondents estimate that they are at least likely to vote, the proportion of respondents certainly going to the polls was dramatically lower than before the municipal elections, when 60 percent of respondents said they intended to vote. right. Only 55.1 percent of voters arrived at polling stations in municipal elections.
Aleksi Teivainen – HT
Source: The Nordic Page
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