Åland Social Democrats

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Åland Social Democrats
Ålands Socialdemokrater
Leader Camilla Gunell
Founded 1971
Headquarters Ekonomiegatan 1, Mariehamn
Youth wing Rosenskotten
Women's wing Törnrosorna
Ideology Social democracy
International affiliation None
European affiliation None
European Parliament group None
Nordic affiliation SAMAK
Colours Red
Website
www.socialdemokraterna.ax
Politics of Åland
Political parties
Elections

The Åland Social Democrats (Swedish: Ålands Socialdemokrater) is a social-democratic[1] political party in the Åland Islands. In the 21 October 2007 parliamentary elections, the party won only 11.5% of the popular vote and 3 out of 30 seats, a loss of three.

The current organisation was founded in 1971, although there has been worker's associations in Åland since 1906. After the independence of Finland the social democrats were closer to the Swedish Social Democratic Party than the Social Democratic Party of Finland. After the second world war, the social democrats fought the supporters of the far-left Finnish People's Democratic League, which briefly became the biggest left current in the islands.

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Åland[2]
 
Year MPs Votes
1979 3 1,125 12.0%
1983 5 1,717 16.5%
1987 4 1,489 14.0%
1991 4 1,564 14.5%
1995 4 1,711 15.2%
1999 3 1,427 11.8%
2003 6 2,340 19.0%
2007 3 1,513 11.8%
2011 6 2,404 18.0%
Parliament of Finland
(Åland constituency)
[3]
Year MPs Votes
1991 -- 940 10.1%
1995 -- 909 9.2%
1999 -- 924 8.8%
2003 -- 2,904 24.9%
2007 -- 1,607 14.4%
2011 -- 802 7,6%
Municipal councils[4]
 
Year Councillors Votes
1995 13 1,491 13.1%
1999 10 1,332 10.9%
2003 18 1,967 15.7%
2007 14 1,703 12.8%
2011 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ Parties and Elections in Europe: The database about parliamentary elections and political parties in Europe, by Wolfram Nordsieck
  2. ^ Lagtings- och kommunalvalet 2007 Statistik 4:2007 (ÅSUB), p. 32.
  3. ^ Riksdagsvalet 18.3.2007, Tabell 8. Resultatet för de olika listorna vid riksdagsvalen 1987-2007 (ÅSUB)
  4. ^ Lagtings- och kommunalvalet 2007 Statistik 4:2007 (ÅSUB), p. 56.

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