Oulu (electoral district)

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Oulu is an electoral district represented in the Finnish Eduskunta (parliament). It covers the administrative regions of Northern Ostrobothnia and Kainuu, with a combined population of about 459,000 (as of 2002). Oulu currently elects 18 members of the Eduskunta.

The constituency is largely rural, and the major cities are Oulu and Kajaani. The dominant party is the Centre, which has took half of the available seats since 1991.

Members of parliament 2007–2011[edit]

Election results[edit]

Finnish parliamentary election, 2003
Party Seats Net Gain/Loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Centre 9 0 50.0 46.6 108,336 +3.1%
  Left Alliance 3 0 16.7 15.3 35,604 -1.5%
  Social Democratic 2 0 11.1 14.0 32,601 +1.0%
  National Coalition 2 0 11.1 9.6 22,349 -1.5%
  Green League 1 0 5.6 6.1 14,077 +0.2%
  Christian Democrat 1 0 5.6 5.3 12,332 +3.5%
  Forces for Change in Finland 0 0 0.0 1.0 2,327 +1.0%
  other groups 0 0 0.0 2.0 4,629 n/a

See also[edit]