Finnish People's Blue-Whites
|Finnish People's Blue-whites|
|Finnish name||Suomen Kansan Sinivalkoiset|
|Swedish name||Finlands Folkets Blåvita|
|Founded||1993 (Sit. KR)|
|Headquarters||Lumikonkatu 2 B 59
|Ideology||Finnish nationalism, Anti-immigration|
|Political position||Far right|
|Colours||Blue and White|
|Politics of Finland
The Finnish People's Blue-whites (Finnish: Suomen Kansan Sinivalkoiset, SKS; Swedish: Finlands Folkets Blåvita) was a Finnish political party with a far-right nationalist agenda, led by the controversial political figure Olavi Mäenpää. It was founded in 1993 as Independent People's Front (Sitoutumaton kansanrintama), and was known as National Front (Kansallinen Rintama) from 1997 until 2001. The SKS became a registered political party in 2002, losing this status in April 2007. In 2010, Mäenpää and his followers joined Freedom Party and the SKS was dissolved.
In the municipal election of 2004, the party received 3.6% of the vote in Turku, with Mäenpää getting more votes than any other candidate in the city. The party subsequently attained two seats in the city council, but the holder of the other seat, vice-chairman Timo Virtanen, was expelled from the party shortly afterwards.
|European Parliament elections|
- Suomen Kansan Sinivalkoiset - Official site. (Finnish)