Åland Coalition

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The Åland Coalition (Swedish: Åländsk Samling) is a political alliance of the main political parties[which?] in the Åland Islands formed to contest the Åland seat in the Parliament of Finland. Its representative usually sits with the Swedish People's Party faction in Parliament.[1]

History[edit]

The Coalition first contested national elections in 1948,[2] when they won a single seat in the parliamentary elections.[3] Since then the alliance has retained its seat in every election, polling between 0.2% and 0.4% of the national vote.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Finland p414
  2. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p611 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p620
  4. ^ Åländsk Samlingin ääntä – Åländsk Samling (Aland Coalition) ParlGov