Change 2011

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Change 2011
Finnish name Muutos 2011
Swedish name Förändring 2011
Leader Anita Saarinen
Vice-leader Kim Ahonen
Founded 4 June 2009 (2009-06-04)
Membership 476 (27 April 2011)
Ideology Direct democracy
Anti-immigration
Populism
Colours Cyan, blue
Parliament
0 / 200
European Parliament
0 / 13
Municipalities
0 / 9,674
Website
www.muutos2011.fi
Change 2011 material

Change 2011 (Finnish: Muutos 2011, Swedish: Förändring 2011) is a Finnish political party founded in 2009. The chairman of the party is Anita Saarinen. The party's name refers to 2011 Finnish parliamentary election, the first election the party participated in. The party's main goals are direct democracy, freedom of speech, and the interest of the citizens of Finland. The party also wants to "rationalize" immigration politics, and have "just sentences" given for violent and sexual crimes.

On 4 June 2010, the party announced that it had succeeded to gather the 5,000 supporter cards required in order to become officially registered.[1] On 8 October 2010, it became a registered political party.

In the Finnish parliamentary election of 2011, Change 2011 got 0.26% (7,504) of total votes.[2] None of the party's candidates were elected to the parliament, but in October 2013 James Hirvisaari became the party's first MP, when he joined the party having been expelled from the Finns Party.[3] In the Finnish parliamentary election in 2015, the party got 7,434 or 0.3% of total votes, and was left without seats in the parliament.[4]

After the 2015 parliamentary election, Change 2011 was stricken from the register, as it had failed to win a single seat in two consecutive parliamentary elections.[5]

Election results[edit]

Parliamentary elections
Year Elected Votes Share
2011 0 7,504 0.26%
2015 0 7,434 0.3%
European Parliament elections
Year Elected Votes Share
2014 0 4,768 0.28%
Municipal elections
Year Elected Votes Share
2012 1 1,258 0.1%

Leaders[edit]

Leaders[edit]

  • Juha Mäki-Ketelä (2009–2010)
  • Jiri Keronen (2010–2011)
  • Marjukka Kaakkola (2012–2013)
  • Jari Leino (2014–)

Vice-leaders[edit]

  • Jiri Keronen (2009–2010)
  • Teemu Lavikka (2010–2011)
  • Timo Röyhkiö (2012)
  • Timo Hellman (2012)
  • Jorma Piironen (2013)
  • Helena Eronen (the 1st) (2014–)
  • Kyuu Eturautti (the 2nd) (2014–)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Listalla 5000 nimeä – Suomeen uusi puolue. Uusi Suomi. 4 June 2010 (in Finnish)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-04-20. Retrieved 2011-04-19.  OM - Party Results
  3. ^ "Hirvisaari perustaa Muutos 2011 -nimisen eduskuntaryhmän | Yle Uutiset" (in Finnish). yle.fi. Retrieved 2013-12-23. 
  4. ^ "Koko maa - puolueiden kannatus". Yle uutiset. Yleisradio. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Muutos 2011 ja Piraattipuolue pois puoluerekisteristä". Iltalehti. 7 May 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2017. 

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