Finnish parliamentary election, 1913

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Parliamentary elections were held in the Grand Duchy of Finland on 1 and 2 August 1913. In 1914, the Russian government decided to suspend the Finnish Parliament for the duration of World War I.

Campaign[edit]

Finnish voters' growing frustration with Parliament's performance was reflected by the low voter turnout; the Social Democrats and Agrarians, championing the cause of poor workers and farmers, kept gaining votes at the expense of the Old Finns, whose main concern was the passive defence of Finland´s self-government. They disagreed on the social and economic policies, and thus did not formulate very clear positions on them.[1][2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party of Finland 312,214 43.11 90 +4
Finnish Party 143,982 19.88 38 –5
Young Finnish Party 102,313 14.13 29 +1
Swedish People's Party 94,672 13.07 25 –1
Agrarian League 56,977 7.87 18 +2
Christian Workers' Union 12,850 1.77 0 –1
Others 1,296 0.18 0
Total 724,304 100 200 0
Registered voters/turnout 1,430,135 51.1
Source: Suomen virallinen tilasto,[3] Vaalit

References[edit]

  1. ^ Seppo Zetterberg et al (2008) A Small Giant of the Finnish History WSOJ
  2. ^ Allan Tiitta and Seppo Zetterberg (1992) Finland Through the Ages Reader´s Digest
  3. ^ Suomen virallinen tilasto 29 A, 8 (Tilastollinen päätoimisto), p35