Explanation: Finns are increasingly interested in next year’s EU elections
According to the results of the latest Eurobarometer, people in the EU are worried about the economy and their own personal financial situation.
Unexpected move in Spain – cunning or foolhardy?
After the right advanced in the regional and local elections the other week, the announcement came that surprised many: Pedro Sánchez is dissolving parliament and calling new elections already this summer. What strategies might lie behind the seemingly drastic announcement? Hear about the candidates facing each other and about right-wing nationalist Vox’s growing influence in […]
June 4 – noon in Reykjavik
The organizers invite you to the festival of democracy and civil rights, commemorating the first free elections in Poland in 1989. We gather in front of the building of the Polish Embassy in Reykjavik. Polish and European Union flags, flowers and balloons are welcome. Let us recall that it was Poles who overthrew communism in […]
People with high incomes voted more often than people with low incomes in the 2023 parliamentary elections
It has been clear before that people with low incomes are more likely to abstain from voting,” says Sami FredrikssonStatistics Finland’s leading actuary. Education also showed a clear correlation with voting activity, as highly educated persons voted more often than the average population in parliamentary elections. “The voting percentage of those with a higher university […]
Prime Minister Sanna Marin receives an honorary doctorate from NYU
Marin has served as deputy prime minister since the April elections, but will step down when a new government is formed.
Uncertainty about the election numbers in Turkey’s shake-up election
In Turkey, vote counting is in full swing after today’s presidential and parliamentary elections. Both sides have claimed during the evening that they are leading the vote counting and referred to different vote counting organizations. Hear our expats in Turkey and analyzes in the Studio one evening.
Sanna Marin and Markus Räikkönen are separating
The Prime Minister said after the April elections that he will not seek re-election as SDP leader.
Europe on edge as Erdogan hangs loose
Democracy in Turkey. The international balance of power. Sweden’s entrance ticket to NATO. Sunday’s presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkey are undoubtedly seen as the most important election this year for Europe. The Europapod calls in what is at stake. Hear about why Brussels keeps a low profile and how Turkey’s relationship with the EU […]
Benjamin Netanyahu – Israel’s strongman
In the spring of 2023, Israel will be 75 years old as an independent nation. At the same time, the streets of the country’s cities are filled with hundreds of thousands of angry demonstrators protesting against the country’s new, ultra-conservative government. The focus is on a bill that will reduce the political influence of the […]
Yle’s latest party support survey reflects the results of the parliamentary elections
About nine out of 10 respondents said they would still vote for the same party they chose in last month’s election, according to the survey.
New round of elections in Turkey, the energy drink boom reaches new levels and the state of Swedish theatre
One hour: Election round two in Turkey – how have the election campaigns sounded this time and how does the election affect the situation of the Kurds? Who will take the jobs that society needs? The energy drink boom is reaching new heights Chronicle by Ulrika Knutson The panel with Zina Al-Dewany, Aftonbladet, Paulina Neuding, […]
The center goes to the opposition after the election results: The commitment to the center level continues to be strong
As a result, the party concluded that it should go into opposition, allowing the winners of the elections to fulfill their promises to the public while they themselves focus on improving their policies and operations. The center understands that being in the opposition is not an end in itself. Instead, it is an opportunity to […]
The results of sanctions, the abolition of the dance permit and Nazis in the Greek elections
Hour 1: G7 and new sanctions against Russia – how do they get the best results? Wind power as an identity marker Floods in Italy Chronicle by Nina Wormbs The panel Hour 2: The dance permit is abolished – but what happens now? Public Service Degerfors library – a viral success Elections in Greece FPÖ […]
Sofia Virta announces that she is interested in the leadership of the Green Party
The Greens lost seven seats in the parliamentary elections on April 2, and chairwoman Maria Ohisalo has announced her resignation.
Foreign Minister Haavisto topped the poll for the next president of Finland
When just under a week and a half have passed since the Finnish parliamentary elections, some are already looking forward to the presidential election race to be held in January 2024.
Maria Ohisalo is not seeking a second term as leader of the Greens
Despite these challenges, he has highlighted the progress the Greens have made in advancing their goals during his tenure. “Over the past four years, despite everything that’s happening around us, the Greens’ goals have advanced more than perhaps ever before,” Ohisalo said. “We have done extensive work on climate change, made historic investments in nature […]
Maria Ohisalo is resigning as the leader of the Green Party
The announcement came after the party lost seven seats in the parliamentary elections.
The leader of a fascist party is accused of an anti-Jewish tweet
The blue-black movement received 0.1 percent of the vote, and 2,307 people chose the party in the parliamentary elections last Sunday.
YLE: Zoomers secure the first places when the number of boomers drops sharply in the parliament
Generation Z refers to those born between 1997 and 2012. While millennials, or those born between 1981 and 1996, increased their representation the most, by 28 percent from 54 to 69, Generation X maintained its position as the dominant generation with eight seats to 97. There are a total of 200 seats in the Parliament. […]
Annika Saarikko declares Keskusta’s place in the opposition after the historic election defeat
Saarikko acknowledged that it is important to get the people’s support for making difficult decisions in the government, which he thinks is currently lacking. The center campaigns as a moderate force in Finnish politics, representing the entire country. However, this message did not convince enough voters, who instead chose a different view. The center leader […]
Smaller parties cannot make a parliamentary breakthrough
In these elections, there were candidates from 13 smaller parties, but most fell far short of a seat in the parliament.
Flowers, tears and hot dogs: Finland’s historic election night in pictures
The coalition was declared the winner of the 2023 parliamentary elections after the rollercoaster results in Helsinki.
APN Podcast Post-Special Election: Leave Marin, Move to Orpo
Sanna Marin will leave the post of prime minister for the next four years, but what kind of government will replace her? The All Points North podcast examines all issues related to the Finnish parliamentary elections.
Female candidates receive the most votes, Purra earns the fourth highest number of votes ever
Riikka Purra, the chairman of Basic Finns, won a historic victory, earned more votes than any female candidate in 75 years, and clearly surpassed the other party chairmen in these elections.
Parliamentary elections 2023: Direct results
Finland will vote for 200 MPs on Sunday. This page has all the latest results of the national survey.
APN podcast: Parliamentary election special offer
Let’s dive into big things when Finland goes to the elections on Sunday, April 2.
Asmara is excited to vote for the first time, but finds it difficult to find candidates in English
Asmara Riaz received Finnish citizenship in January, when she had the right to vote in the parliamentary elections for the first time.
This is how Ukraine is pressuring the outside world for support
The global political game between countries is in full swing. Ukraine depends on Europe’s continued support, and as the country points out, Europe depends on Ukraine stopping Russia’s full-scale invasion of the country. China’s top leader visits Moscow while sending aid to Ukraine. China wants to stay on good terms with both countries and act […]
Early voting reached a record level in Finnish elections
Early voting has been more lively than in any previous parliamentary elections.
HS survey: the three major parties came together
Finland’s parliamentary elections are on Sunday.
Somali journalist: Immigrants were talked about, but not heard in the Finnish elections
Yle TV1 is hosting a minority-language election debate series this week, which starts on Monday at 3 pm in easy Finnish. The conversation in English will be broadcast on Thursday at 15:00.
YLE: Finns have cast more than a million votes in advance
Early voting seems to have gained popularity after the 2019 parliamentary elections, when 22 percent of voters had voted a week before election day. The number of those entitled to vote increased by almost 27,000 over the course of four years. The polling stations have been especially busy in Pirkanmaa and Satakunta, where during voting […]
There are more than a million votes cast in advance so far, which exceeds the pace of 2019
Early voting for the parliamentary elections has been more lively than four years ago.
APN podcast: How happy is Finland?
This week, All Points North asks whether urban planning makes Finland a happier place to live, hears how Finland’s long-delayed NATO membership has suddenly gained momentum, and counts down to the parliamentary elections.
Chancellor of Justice: Finland can decide on military aid to Ukraine during the interim period after the elections
The chancellor stated that Ukraine is quite dependent on military aid from the EU and other Western countries. “In that sense, it’s about continuing the political commitments that Europe has already made,” says Tuomas Pöysti.
The share of women among the candidates in the 2023 parliamentary elections is 42.9 percent
The growth of women’s participation in parliamentary elections began in the 1970s, when the percentage of female candidates exceeded 40% for the first time in the 1991 elections. Since then, the percentage has hovered around 40 percent for a long time, but now it has crossed the threshold for the 2019 and 2023 elections. The […]
HS poll: NCP’s top, SDP’s level with the Basic Finns
Helsingin Sanomat’s latest opinion poll is published a day before the start of early voting for the parliamentary elections.
NATO chief: Finland’s proposal will be ratified before the Turkish elections
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said he was confident that Finland would become a full member of the alliance before mid-May.
Voices of protest: Donald Duck is a perennial favorite
Rejected ballots in Finnish elections can be divided into three broad categories, and some people invalidate their votes in protest.
Right now: Johan Pehrson (L) gives a speech at the opening of the National Assembly
The Liberals are holding a national meeting in Linköping. The party will, among other things, hold panel discussions about the war in Ukraine The Liberals will also talk about the EU elections in a year.
The study reveals a high level of support for supervised drug use rooms in Finland
The report also emphasizes the need to get more information about the nature of addiction, as Finland is still one of the leading countries in Europe in terms of the number of young people who die from drug use. Acting Director of A-Clinic Foundation managing director, Hanna Paikkala, emphasizes that drug addiction is a disease […]
13 small parties are also competing for votes in the upcoming parliamentary elections
Basic income, massive spending cuts, animal rights, opposition to NATO and the dismantling of the patriarchy are the political goals of the small parties that will nominate candidates in next month’s elections.
Reuters: Turkey accepts Finland’s NATO application regardless of Sweden
According to the news agency, Turkey will ratify Finland’s application before the parliament closes in mid-April before the elections.
Wednesday’s papers: Enthusiasm of first-time voters, Russia’s vision after Finland, OL3 reactor restart
Almost 70 percent of those eligible to vote for the first time stated that they would definitely or most likely vote in this spring’s elections, according to a survey by Helsingin Sanomat.
Yle’s election compass finds parties and candidates who share your views
The Finnish parliamentary elections end on Sunday, April 2, and early voting begins on March 22.
Finland’s latest NATO negotiations with Turkey and Sweden do not find a solution
The head of the Swedish delegation in Brussels told reporters that progress was unlikely before Turkey’s elections, scheduled for May 14.
Saarikko: The center cannot join the same coalition after the upcoming elections
There have been frequent tensions between the center and the four other coalition parties throughout this government.
23 percent of Finns favor the formation of the coalition and the Basic Finns government
Desires as the basis for forming a government. The figure shows the percentage of respondents who believe that one party should be the leading party and the other party the governing party. Photo: EVA’s Values and Attitudes survey. 19 percent of the respondents wanted a government formed by the SDP and the Coalition, while 10 […]
Tuesday’s papers: Criminal candidates, coalition vote and cold snap
Finland’s next parliamentary elections will be held on April 2nd, and the coverage will increase.
A very simple guide to Finland’s 2023 parliamentary elections
In April, voters will shape the country’s direction for the next four years.
Young adults underrepresented in candidate selection – in the spring 2023 parliamentary elections, only 10.7% of the candidates are under 30 years old
Although the number of young candidates has slightly increased since the 2019 parliamentary elections, where there were 259 candidates under the age of 30 (10.5% of all candidates), only eight of them (4% of all elected) managed to get a seat. in the parliament. In the 2023 parliamentary elections, the Greens have nominated the most […]
The opposition will challenge the prime minister in the last parliamentary question hour before the elections
Marin defended his government’s record, claiming that historic decisions have been made and major crises have been faced during its tenure.
Yle poll: NCP, SDP and Perussuomalaiset share the lead before the April elections
The support of the three largest parties was around 20 percent, and the support of all other parties was in the single digits.
Katainen Backs Municipal Voting for 16-year-olds
The chairman of the coalition, Jyrki Katainen, has supported lowering the voting age to 16 in municipal elections. He also wants to allow them to run for municipal councils.
“Moonlight Pariot, Firstborn Manner, Sunshine Makri…”: Meet some curious candidates for Meghalaya polls
Shillong (Meghalaya) [India]February 26 (ANI): Every time Meghalaya goes to the polls, the names of some candidates and voters have always caught everyone’s attention and the situation is the same this time too. Among the candidates in the fray for Monday’s Meghalaya assembly elections are ‘Moonlight’, ‘Firstborn Manner’, ‘Auspicious’, ‘Sounder Strong’ and others touching on […]
Firstborn Khiewtam, Thursday Diengdoh, Sunday Diengdoh…: Meet Some Curious Candidates For Meghalaya Exams
Shillong (Meghalaya) [India]February 26 (ANI): Candidates in contention for Monday’s Meghalaya Assembly elections include Sweden, Tibet, Thailand, Tripura, Goa and Meghalaya, of course! These candidates are named after countries and Indian states, cross party lines and contest. to be elected as members of the House in this year’s polls. Not only candidates, even some voters […]
Finnish election campaigner, crisis in the single-family home industry and in Silicon Valley
HOUR 1 Parliamentary elections in Finland Finland on its way to NATO American journalist arrested in Russia Are virtual zoos the future? This week’s column Nina Wormbs This week’s panel: Fredrik Haage, Smålandsposten, Linda Jerneck, Expressen, Göran Greider, Dala-Demokraten HOUR 2 Crisis in the housing industry Climate Policy Council’s report The USA and the consequences […]
Nigeria demands that Finland end the Lahti-authorized armed rebellion in southeastern Nigeria
Ekpa’s exact role in the separatist group was unclear, but over the past 18 months he has called on millions of people in southeastern Nigeria to join anti-government protests. Ekpa is a feared figure in Nigeria, and the forces he leads have allegedly threatened people who disobey the Monday curfew imposed by the separatists. According […]
Nigeria demands Finland to prevent a local NCP politician from disrupting the elections
The local Lahti city councilor is the main figure in the separatist group demanding the secession of Biafra.
The office of the Left Alliance party was evacuated after a suspicious package was found: Investigation underway
However, sending such an item is a terrible interference in elections and a weakening of democracy. It also wastes law enforcement resources, as a large number of rescue personnel and police had to be sent to the scene,” commented the party secretary of the Left Alliance. Mäkipää. The investigation of the target continues and the […]
HS survey: Finland’s 3 best parties are 2 percentage points apart
The three largest parties are in a tie with the parliamentary elections on April 2 remaining about six weeks away.
Kurvinen: The government will hardly finish the climate food program
“The issue depends on our coalition partners. They received the document in December and it did not satisfy them,” he said. Four years ago, the Finnish government agreed to design a climate food program to reduce the climate footprint of food and improve citizens’ understanding of food production. YLE reported last week that the latest […]
Wednesday’s papers: meddling in elections, Finland’s NATO bid amid the Turkish earthquake and early spring
Is Russia trying to influence Finland’s upcoming parliamentary elections?
Minister of Defense on leave due to health hazard
Troels takes the reinsIn his absence, Troels Lund Poulsen will step in as Minister of Defense – a position that the Liberal Party will balance with its current duties as Minister of Economy. A large number of Ellemann-Jensen’s colleagues have expressed their support for his post, including Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen and party colleagues Inger […]
PM: A minority government after the elections may speed up NATO membership
After the April 2nd election, Finland could see weeks or even months of political stagnation as parties seek to form the next coalition government.
Niinistö will discuss foreign and security policy with party leaders before the elections
The president emphasized the importance of a functioning temporary cabinet in the period between the elections and the formation of the next government coalition.
Foreign Minister Haavisto: The road to NATO is still open for Finland and Sweden
Finland does not expect progress on the ratification of its NATO membership before Turkey’s elections in May, Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) told Yle.
Friday papers: Blinken urges allies, TikTok elections and wind turbine ships
The US Secretary of State urges Turkey and Hungary to ratify the efforts of Finland and Sweden to join NATO.
Liberals severely criticized by the blue colleagues after the revival of the quota refugee system
A huge turnaround has angered several political parties. Five days before the parliamentary elections on November 1, Venstre (V) representatives said that Denmark’s borders should not be opened for quota refugees. But now the SVM government led by Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has proposed to accept 500 quota refugees per year. – It is a […]
Election: a global ranking ranks the United States as the weakest among liberal democracies
Defending democracy has suddenly become one of the central challenges of our time. The land war in Ukraine considered general a front line between autocratic rule and democratic freedom. The United States continues to absorb the meaning of the riot that took place on January 6, 2021 in an attempt to overthrow the results of […]
Magazine: Huhtasaari, a MEP from basic Finns, does not intend to run in the re-election
MEP Laura Huhtasaari (The Finn) has announced that he does not intend to run in the next European Parliament elections in June 2024, says the People of Satakunta. "I want to live permanently in Finland with my mother and family," he explained. Huhtasaari, who has become known in Finnish politics as a Eurosceptic, currently lives […]
Police: No intentional traffic accident in Helsinki on Saturday
“There has been no sign that the man has deliberately tried to drive over people.” Lasse LagerbohmSenior Investigator in charge of the Helsinki Police Department’s preliminary investigation, stated To YLE on Tuesday. “We have some idea of the reasons for the incident, but the investigation is still in its infancy.” Read more: Three injured when […]
Three were injured when a man drove a car into the crowd in Helsinki
The motorist, on the other hand, continued south towards the North Spanade, which was full of people celebrating May Day. Police decided not to chase him. He caused damage to several cars before driving into another car near the west end of the road and injuring three people, including himself. All of the injured were […]
Presidential elections in France, “Ramadan soaps” and Russia’s threat of escalation of the war
One hour Ekot’s dispatch on site outside a polling station in Paris Meet Marine Le Pen’s young voters in the south of France The French “election silence” is being challenged Danish reactions to the riots in several Swedish cities “Ramadan soaps” – a huge industry in Egypt Chronicle by Helena Granström The panels Two o’clock […]
Everything you want to know about the mid-term election
Mid-year elections – you should keep an eye on this In November, the United States will hold mid-term elections and a long line of congressional politicians and governors will be elected. Prior to this, primary elections are being held around the United States. The USA podcast guides you through the most exciting of these and […]
Finland’s Nature Report, the significance of the uniform and an Easter walk through Jerusalem
One hour Finland’s former Moscow ambassador René Nyberg The significance of the uniform for the military identity Political parties find it difficult to visit schools A walk through Jerusalem during the Easter weekend Chronicle by Katarina Barrling The panels Two o’clock Alice Petrén and Göran von Sydow on the French presidential election Satire of Outlying […]
Who cares? | Therefore, a building permit for wind turbines will not be an option
Permit for offshore wind power Monica Saarinen visits Sweden’s largest wind farm, Lillgrund in the Sound, to find out why it takes such a long time to expand. Nearby, state-owned Vattenfall has been planning for an even larger wind farm at Kriegers Flak for almost 20 years. Johnny Stenberg who is the project manager for […]
Orbán on his way to the fourth election victory
The counting of votes in the parliamentary elections is ongoing – early figures indicate an election victory for the incumbent Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, according to a first poll. Polling stations closed at 7 pm tonight. The Hungarian television channel RTL Klub presented its own investigation, in which Orbán’s party Fidesz was stated to be […]
The employment rate rose to 74 per cent in February
According to Statistics Finland’s recent Labor Force Survey, the employment rate in Finland rose to 74 per cent in February. According to the report, 89,000 more people were employed last month than in February 2021, when the Finnish economy continues to recover from the effects of the corona pandemic. "There were 43,000 more employed men […]
Finland’s NATO referendum is on Parliament’s agenda
The citizens’ initiative, which requires a referendum on Finland’s application to join NATO, has passed the required 50,000 signatures for consideration by Parliament. The initiative was released on Monday and signatures were collected by Friday night. Its authors had mentioned the tense security situation in the Baltic Sea as the reason for Finland’s permanent commitment […]
Reports: Calgary acquires F Tyler Toffoli from Habs
The Calgary Flames acquired forward Tyler Toffoli from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for a package of players and selections, including a protected 2022 first round, several stores reported on Monday. The deal also includes attacking teammate Tyler Pitlick, prospect Emil Heineman and an election in the fifth round in 2025, according to the reports. […]
Calgary acquires F Tyler Toffoli from the Canadiens
The Calgary Flames acquired forward Tyler Toffoli from the Montreal Canadiens on Monday in exchange for a package of players and selections, including a protected first-round player from 2022. The attacking friend Tyler Pitlick, prospect Emil Heineman and an election in the fifth round in 2025 will also come to Montreal in the deal. If […]
Suomela, the leader of the Greens, confirms the Covid infection
Interim leader of the Green League Iiris Suomela announced on Monday that he has a positive Covid-19 test. The Tampere MP has been in quarantine at home since Friday because his grandchild has contracted the virus. Previous tests performed by Suomela were negative, but the quick home test done on Monday turned out to be […]
Provincial elections: Preliminary results show NCP leadership
The Coalition Party led the preliminary results of the Finnish council elections. The results of the advance ballot were announced shortly after the election closed at 8 p.m. The percentage of basic Finns was less than 10 per cent, while the Greens fell below the Left Alliance by sixth. These results include 26.4 per cent […]
A turnout of less than 50 percent would raise problems of legitimacy, the historian warns
When candidates and party leaders stumbled on the last day of campaigning on Saturday before Finland’s first provincial elections, a parliamentary expert warned of the risks of low turnout. Lack of public enthusiasm or understanding for the new type of election combined with the pandemic could lead to a record low turnout on Sunday. Markku […]
YLE: The center wins, the Basic Finns lose their footing before the provincial elections
The Coalition Party will remain quite comfortable on the pile with a 22.4 per cent support party at the source of the campaign to run before the elections on Sunday 23 January. The popularity of the Social Democratic Party fell 0.9 points to 18.0 percent, allowing for a fierce battle for second place between it […]
Advance voting in the regional elections rose to 26 percent
The week-long advance voting in the Finnish provincial elections ended on Tuesday, and so far 26.4 per cent of those entitled to vote have voted. That’s just over a million people, but advance voting wasn’t as lively as it was before last June’s municipal elections, when 33.1 percent of those who voted came in advance. […]
Why the number of failed elections is increasing
The first reason why the shocked election is on the rise is that public opinion is becoming increasingly unstable. I have noticed this for a long time in my work in new democracies. Now that is true almost everywhere. As public opinion also polarizes, voters are increasingly living in their own echoes. As a result, […]
The advance voting rate is 16%
By Sunday evening, about 16.3 per cent of those entitled to vote had voted in the Finnish provincial elections, with advance voting time open until Tuesday. This equates to approximately 640,500 votes in Finland’s historic, council vote for the first time. The residents of Etelä-Savo used the most in advance voting, as one in five […]
Advance voting closes for those voting abroad; continues in Finland until Tuesday
Saturday is the last day for non-Finnish voters to vote in advance in the first provincial council elections. In Finland, advance voting continues every day until Tuesday at about 900 polling stations across the country. The actual election day is Sunday, January 23rd. By Saturday afternoon, 13.4 percent of those eligible to vote had voted […]
Advance voting in county council elections 8.5 per cent
About 8.5 percent of Finland’s 3.9 million eligible voters have already taken the opportunity to vote before next week’s election day on Sunday, January 23rd. That means about 333,000 people. Advance ballot boxes opened across the country on Wednesday, and the first couple of polling stations were busier than last year’s municipal elections. However, due […]
Q&A: What does the social and healthcare reform mean for you?
Ahead of regional elections planned for 23 January, we asked social and healthcare experts to answer questions from the audience on the upcoming reform of services in the sector. The elections will deliver new 'county councils' for 21 new regional authorities that will be in charge of healthcare, social care and emergency services in each […]
HS: Basic Finns have the most criminal candidates in the provincial elections
Candidates for basic Finnish council elections are most likely to have a criminal record analysis Helsingin Sanomat showed that in this year’s elections, candidates from all parties are less likely to have a criminal past than in last year’s municipal elections as a candidate. About 6.3 per cent of the candidates with the basic Finnish […]