Blue and White Front

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Blue and White Front
Sinivalkoinen Rintama
Leader Olavi Mäenpää
Founded 4 April 2009
Ideology Ultranationalism
Fascism
National conservatism
Right-wing populism
Anti-immigration
Political position Far-right
European affiliation Alliance of European National Movements
International affiliation None
Colours Blue, White
Parliament
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European Parliament
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Municipalities
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Website
www.vapauspuolue.fi

The Blue and White Front (Finnish: Sinivalkoinen Rintama) (formerly Freedom Party – Finland's Future) (Finnish: Vapauspuolue – Suomen tulevaisuus) is an ultanationalist 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 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]

Election results[edit]

Parliamentary elections[edit]

Election Votes % Seats +/– Position
2011 4,285 0.1
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0 Increase 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Vapauspuolueen historia lyhyesti". Freedom Party. 2 February 2011. Archived from the original on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Mäenpää vaihtaa Vapauspuolueeseen". Turun Sanomat (in Finnish). 20 September 2010. Archived from the original on 7 October 2011. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Turun valtuutettu Maarit Rostedt loikkasi Vapauspuolueeseen". Turun Sanomat (in Finnish). 29 November 2010. Archived from the original on 7 October 2011. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Satopää vapauspuolueeseen". Salon Seudun Sanomat (in Finnish). 29 November 2010. Archived from the original on 22 March 2011. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Maahanmuuttokriittinen Vapauspuolue puoluerekisteriin". YLE (in Finnish). 20 November 2010. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 

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