Finnish parliamentary election, 1995

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Parliamentary elections were held in Finland on 19 March 1995.1 The previous centre-right cabinet fell as the Social Democratic Party (SDP) made strong gains and achieved the best result of any party since World War II, winning 63 of the 200 seats in the Eduskunta. The main reason for the defeat of the Centre Party-led coalition was its unpopular austerity program and lingering effects of the early 1990s recession.

After the election, a five party "Rainbow Coalition" was formed, with SDP leader Paavo Lipponen appointed Prime Minister.

Results

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party 785,637 28.3 63 +15
Centre Party 552,003 19.8 44 –11
National Coalition Party 497,624 17.9 39 –1
Left Alliance 310,340 11.2 22 +3
Green League 181,198 6.5 9 –1
Swedish People's Party 142,874 5.1 11 0
Finnish Christian League 82,311 3.0 7 –1
Young Finns 78,066 2.8 2 New
Finnish Rural Party 36,185 1.3 1 –6
Alliance for Free Finland 28,067 1.0 0 New
Liberal People's Party 16,247 0.6 0 –1
Åland Coalition 9,905 0.4 1 0
Women's Party 7,919 0.3 0 New
Ecological Party the Greens 7,865 0.3 1 New
Natural Law Party 6,819 0.2 0 New
Pensioners for People 5,124 0.2 0 0
Communist Workers' Party – For Peace and Socialism 4,784 0.2 0 0
Pensioners' Party 3,974 0.1 0 0
Joint Responsibility Party 1,706 0.1 0 0
Others 11,797 0.4 0
Invalid/blank votes 22,681
Total 2,803,602 100 200 0
Registered voters/turnout 4,088,358 68.6
Source: Tilastokeskus2

References

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p606 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Eduskuntavaalit 1927–2003 Tilastokeskus 2004







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