Finnish People's Blue-Whites

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Finnish People's Blue-whites
Finnish name Suomen Kansan Sinivalkoiset
Swedish name Finlands Folkets Blåvita
Leader Olavi Mäenpää
Founded 1993 (Sit. KR)
Dissolved 2010
Headquarters Lumikonkatu 2 B 59
FI-20240 TURKU
Ideology Finnish nationalism
Political position Far-right
European affiliation None
International affiliation None
Colours Blue and White

The Finnish People's Blue-whites (Finnish: Suomen Kansan Sinivalkoiset, SKS; Swedish: Finlands Folkets Blåvita) was a Finnish political party with a far-right nationalist agenda, led by the controversial political figure Olavi Mäenpää. It was founded in 1993 as Independent People's Front (Sitoutumaton kansanrintama), and was known as National Front (Kansallinen Rintama) from 1997 until 2001. The SKS became a registered political party in 2002, losing this status in April 2007. In 2010, Mäenpää and his followers joined Freedom Party and the SKS was dissolved.

In the municipal election of 2004, the party received 3.6% of the vote in Turku, with Mäenpää getting more votes than any other candidate in the city. The party subsequently attained two seats in the city council, but the holder of the other seat, vice-chairman Timo Virtanen, was expelled from the party shortly afterwards.

Elections results[edit]

Parliamentary elections
Year MPs Votes
1995 0 2,075 0.07%
1999 0 4,853 0.18%
2003 0 4,579 0.16%
2007 0 3,913 0.14%
Local elections
Year Councillors Votes
2000 3 3,189 0.14%
2004 2 3,173 0.13%
2008 1 2,323 0.09%
European Parliament elections
Year MEPs Votes
2004 0 3,248 0.20%

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