European Parliament election, 2009 (Finland)

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Finland European Parliament election, 2009
Finland
2004 ←
7 June 2009
→ 2014
13 seats to the European Parliament

The European Parliament election of 2009 in Finland was the election of the delegation from Finland to the European Parliament in 2009.

Finland uses the open list d'Hondt method, where voters vote for an individual, but the individual's vote is counted primarily for the party and secondarily for the candidate. Parties receive seats in proportion to their share of votes, and candidates are selected based on their rank of popularity (votes received) within the party. In European Parliament election, the whole country forms a single constituency.

Result[edit]

Compared to the 2004 European Parliament election in Finland, the three major parties National Coalition Party, Centre Party, and Social Democrats each lost a seat. Moreover, the most popular candidate on the SDP list was the independent Mitro Repo. The Left Alliance lost their only seat. The Greens gained a seat, the Christian Democrats restored their seat that was lost in the previous period, and the True Finns gained their first entrance to the EP with one seat. The Swedish People's Party kept their single seat.[1] No extraparliamentary party gained any seats.


e • d Summary of the results of Finland's 7 June 2009 election to the European Parliament
← 200420092014 →
National party European party Main candidate Votes  % +/– Seats +/–
National Coalition Party (KOK) EPP 386,416 23.21 0.50 Decrease
3 / 13
1 Decrease
Centre Party (KESK) ELDR 316,798 19.03 4.34 Decrease
3 / 13
1 Decrease
Social Democratic Party (SDP) PES 292,051 17.54 3.62 Decrease
2 / 13
1 Decrease
Green League (VIHR) EGP 206,439 12.40 1.97 Increase
2 / 13
1 Increase
True Finns (PS) None 162,930 9.79 9.25 Increase
1 / 13
1 Increase
Swedish People's Party (SFP) ELDR 101,453 6.09 0.39 Increase
1 / 13
0 Steady
Christian Democrats (KD) None 69,458 4.17 0.11 Decrease
1 / 13
1 Increase
Left Alliance (V) NGLA / PEL 98,690 5.93 3.20 Decrease
0 / 13
1 Decrease
Others (parties or candidates that won less than 1% of the vote and no seats) 30,596 1.84
0 / 13
0 Steady
Valid votes 1,664,831 99.55
Blank and invalid votes 7,603 0.45
Totals 1,672,434 100.00
13 / 13
1 Decrease
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout Finnish citizens + other
EU citizens living in Finland
° 4,131,827 40.48
Finnish citizens living abroad 200,630
Totals 4,332,457 38.60 0.83 Decrease
Source: Finnish Ministry of Justice / European election database
Notes: ° = 4,125,616 Finnish citizens + 6,211 citizens from other EU countries.

Elected MEPs[2][3]

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Statistics[edit]

Candidate Party Votes Change Quotient Municipality
Timo Soini PS 130,715 232 388,000 Espoo
Anneli Jäätteenmäki Kesk. 80,156 −69,490 316 798,000 Helsinki
Mitro Repo SDP 71,829 292 051,000 Helsinki
Ville Itälä Kok. 66,033 +594 386 416,000 Turku
Heidi Hautala Vihr. 58,926 206 439,000 Helsinki
Satu Hassi Vihr. 57,032 −17,682 103 219,500 Tampere
Sari Essayah KD 53,803 116 194,000 Paimio
Eija-Riitta Korhola Kok. 51,508 +16,223 193 208,000 Helsinki
Sirpa Pietikäinen Kok. 51,493 +21,451 128 805,333 Hämeenlinna
Risto E.J. Penttilä Kok. 50,881 96 604,000 Helsinki
Liisa Jaakonsaari SDP 45,325 146 025,500 Oulu
Hannu Takkula Kesk. 39,444 +6,705 158 399,000 Rovaniemi
Riikka Manner Kesk. 37,330 105 599,333 Varkaus
Lasse Hautala Kesk. 31,773 79 199,500 Kauhajoki
Kyösti Karjula Kesk. 29,387 63 359,600 Lumijoki
Annika Lapintie Vas. 29,112 98 690,000 Turku
Petri Sarvamaa Kok. 27,391 77 283,200 Helsinki
Kimmo Kiljunen SDP 26,936 +14,285 97 350,333 Vantaa
Satu Taiveaho SDP 25,916 73 012,750 Hämeenlinna
Tarja Cronberg Vihr. 22,205 68 813,000 Polvijärvi
Source: Ministry of Justice[4] Yleisradio[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Party results (Ministry of Justice Finland 10.6.2009)
  2. ^ Valitut ehdokkaat Oikeusministeriö 7.6.2009. Retrieved 8.6.2009.
  3. ^ Suomen europarlamentaarikot seuraavalle kaudelle Helsingin Sanomat 7.6.2009
  4. ^ Result per candidate (Ministry of Justice Finland 10.6.2009)
  5. ^ Ehdokkaat äänimääräjärjestyksessä (Yleisradio 10.6.2009)