Workers Party of Finland

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Workers' Party of Finland
Finnish name Suomen Työväenpuolue STP
Swedish name Finlands Arbetarparti FAP
Leader Juhani Tanski
President None
Founded 1999 (VEV)
2006 (STP)
Headquarters Helsinki
Ideology Socialism
Political position Left-wing
International affiliation None
European affiliation None
European Parliament group None
Colours Red
Website
www.tyovaenpuolue.org
Politics of Finland
Political parties
Elections

Workers' Party of Finland (Finnish: Suomen Työväenpuolue, Swedish: Finlands Arbetarparti) is a left-wing political party in Finland. The STP was founded in 2006 as a successor to the Alternative League (1999–2006).

In the 2007 parliamentary election the party obtained 1,764 votes.[1] The party was removed from the party registry in May 2007 after left without parliamentary seats in two consecutive elections, but they re-registered the same year after collecting 5,000 signed supporter cards again.

The Workers Party of Finland was formed in Helsinki 17 September 2006. Four of the six elected party leaders were activists of the League of Communists, a 2002 split of the Communist Workers' Party. Juhani Tanski was elected president of the STP.

The party has a bimonthly newspaper Kansan ääni, which is shared between the organizations League of Communists, People's Front Against European Union (EUVKr), and Work Against War and Fascism (SFT).

Elections[edit]

Results
Parliament
Year MPs Votes
2007 0 1,764 0.06%
2011 0 1 857 0.06%
Municipal
Year Councillors Votes
2000 0 400 0.02%
2004 1 2,257 0.09%
2008 0 703 0.03%
European parliament
Year MEPs Votes
2009 0 3,169 0.19%

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