Blue and White Front

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Blue and White Front
Sinivalkoinen Rintama
Leader Olavi Mäenpää
Founded 4 April 2009
Ideology Finnish nationalism
National conservatism
Right-wing populism
Anti-immigration
Political position Far-right
International affiliation None
European affiliation Alliance of European National Movements
Colours Orange
Parliament
0 / 200
European Parliament
0 / 13
Municipalities[1][dead link]
6 / 10,412
Website
www.vapauspuolue.fi
Politics of Finland
Political parties
Elections

The Blue and White Front (Finnish: Sinivalkoinen Rintama) (formerly Freedom Party – Finland's Future) (Finnish: Vapauspuolue – Suomen tulevaisuus) is a nationalist political party in Finland which was founded in 2009.

History[edit]

The VP was founded on 4 April 2009.[1] In September 2010, leader of the Finnish People's Blue-Whites in the Turku county council, Olavi Mäenpää, joined the VP, and became the party's first city councillor.[2] In November, Turku city councillor Maarit Rostedt of the National Coalition Party also defected to the VP,[3] as well as former True Finns city councillor Kalevi Satopää in Salo.[4] The party has changed its name in 2013.

The party contested its first election in the Finnish parliamentary election, 2011.[1]

Policies[edit]

The party calls for a ban on construction of mosques and minarets, removal of beggars from the streets and reduction in foreign aid.[5] It also opposes nuclear power and mandatory teaching of Swedish.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Vapauspuolueen historia lyhyesti". Freedom Party. 2 February 2011. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Mäenpää vaihtaa Vapauspuolueeseen". Turun Sanomat (in Finnish). 20 September 2010. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Turun valtuutettu Maarit Rostedt loikkasi Vapauspuolueeseen". Turun Sanomat (in Finnish). 29 November 2010. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Satopää vapauspuolueeseen". Salon Seudun Sanomat (in Finnish). 29 November 2010. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Maahanmuuttokriittinen Vapauspuolue puoluerekisteriin". YLE (in Finnish). 20 November 2010. Retrieved 3 March 2011.