Almost 500 entrepreneurs are running in the parliamentary elections

Almost 500 entrepreneurs are running in the parliamentary elections

Next are Kokooomus with 70 candidates and Liike Nyt with 64 candidates. Liike Nyt has the largest share of entrepreneur candidates, with 37% of candidates being entrepreneurs.

CEO of Suomen Yrittäjät ry Mikael Pentikäinen expressed his satisfaction with the increase in entrepreneur candidates and said that “entrepreneurs are a significant group of candidates in several parties and this bodes well for decision-making, as the voice of entrepreneurs is heard in different parties”.

Pentikäinen emphasized that entrepreneurs know where Finland’s growth comes from and how decision-makers can influence the country’s success and the strengthening of the economic base. To support their growth, entrepreneurs need stable, competitive and predictable taxation and a skilled workforce, he added.

The study also showed that the entrepreneur candidates are divided into different parties, the majority of which are in the Perussuomalaiset, Kokoomus and Liike Nyt parties. There are the most entrepreneur candidates in the Uusimaa electoral district (Helsinki-Uudenmaa electoral district), where there are 79 candidates in the electoral district.

Here are the lists of parties and candidate lists with at least 10 entrepreneur candidates, according to a survey conducted by the entrepreneurs:

Basic Finns: 71 candidates
Kokoumu (Convention): 70 candidates
Liike Nyt: 66 candidates
Centre: 57 candidates
Christian Democrats (Christian Democrats): 29 candidates
Freedom Alliance: 28 candidates
Greens (Greens): 28 candidates
Swedish People’s Party: 25 candidates
Power belongs to the people: 22 candidates
Left Alliance: 18 candidates
Liberal Party – Freedom to choose: 18 candidates
Social Democrats (Social Democrats): 10 candidates

The proportion of entrepreneurial candidates on each party’s list of candidates is as follows:

Movement Now: 37%
Coalition (Confederation): 33%
Basic Finns: 32%
Downtown: 28%
Swedish People’s Party: 23%
Power belongs to the people: 21%
Christian Democrats (Christian Democrats): 15%
Greens (greens): 13%
Left Alliance (Left Alliance): 8%
Social Democrats (Social Democrats): 5%

Entrepreneur candidates are divided into different constituencies as follows:

Uusimaa constituency (Helsinki-Uusimaa constituency): 79 candidates
Pirkanmaa electoral district (Pirkanmaa electoral district): 51 candidates
Vaasa electoral district (Vaasa electoral district): 49 candidates
Varsinais-Suomen vaalipiiri (Varsinais-Suomen vaalipiiri): 48 candidates
Helsinki electoral district (Helsinki electoral district): 46 candidates
Savo-Karelia electoral district (Savo-Karelian electoral district): 43 candidates
Constituency of Satakunta (Constituency of Satakunta): 31 candidates
Oulu electoral district (Oulu electoral district): 30 candidates
Electoral district of Southeast Finland (Electoral district of Southeast Finland): 26 candidates
Häme electoral district (Tavastia electoral district): 23 candidates
Central Finland electoral district (Central Finland electoral district): 23 candidates
Electoral district of Lapland (Electoral district of Lapland): 23 candidates

The parliamentary elections will be held on April 2, 2023 and early voting on March 22, 2023.


Source: The Nordic Page

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