Finnish municipal elections, 2017

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Finnish municipal elections, 2017

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All 295 municipal councils

  First party Second party Third party
  Petteri Orpo Antti Rinne Juha Sipilä
Leader Petteri Orpo Antti Rinne Juha Sipilä
Party National Coalition Social Democratic Centre
Leader since 2016 2014 2012
Last election 1,735 seats, 21.9% 1,729 seats, 19.6% 3,077 seats, 18.7%
Seats won 1,490 1,697 2,824
Seat change Decrease 245 Decrease 32 Decrease 253
Popular vote 531,599 498,252 450,529
Percentage 20.7% 19.4% 17.5%
Swing Decrease 1.2% Decrease 0.2% Decrease 1.1%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Ville Niinistö Timo Soini Li Andersson
Leader Ville Niinistö Timo Soini Li Andersson
Party Green League Finns Left Alliance
Leader since 2011 1997 2016
Last election 323 seats, 8.5% 1,195 seats, 12.3% 640 seats, 8.0%
Seats won 534 770 658
Seat change Increase 211 Decrease 425 Increase 18
Popular vote 320,235 227,297 226,626
Percentage 12.5% 8.8% 8.8%
Swing Increase 4.0% Decrease 3.5% Increase 0.8%

  Seventh party Eighth party
  Anna-Maja Henriksson Sari Essayah
Leader Anna-Maja Henriksson Sari Essayah
Party Swedish People's Christian Democrat
Leader since 2016 2015
Last election 480 seats, 4.7% 300 seats, 3.7%
Seats won 471 316
Seat change Decrease 9 Increase 16
Popular vote 125,518 105,551
Percentage 4.9% 4.1%
Swing Increase 0.2% Increase 0.4%

Municipal elections were held in Finland on 9 April 2017 with advance voting between 29 March and 4 April.[1] The councils in 295 municipalities in Finland (excluding Åland) were elected.[2]. Several municipalities altered the size of their councils before the elections which resulted in reduction of seats available from 9,674 to 8,999.[3]

Opinion polls[edit]

Poll results are listed in the table below in reverse chronological order, showing the most recent first. The highest percentage figure in each poll is displayed in bold, and the background shaded in the leading party's colour. In the instance that there is a tie, then no figure is shaded. The table uses the date the survey's fieldwork was done, as opposed to the date of publication. However, if that date is unknown, the date of publication will be given instead. List includes only polls that were made for the municipal election.

Date Polling Firm KOK SDP KESK PS VIHR VAS SFP KD Others Lead
29 Mar-4 Apr 2017 Taloustutkimus 18.8 18.4 18.6 9.7 12.9 9.4 5.3 5.1 1.8 0.4
23–30 Mar 2017 TNS Gallup 19.7 19.3 18.9 10.7 11.9 8.1 4.8 3.9 2.7 0.4
6-28 Mar 2017 Taloustutkimus 19.1 18.8 18.4 10.3 13.3 8.3 5.1 3.6 3.1 0.3
Mar 2017 Accuscore[note 1] 19.4 20.6 19.4 8.8 11.5 8.9 5.1 3.7 2.6 1.2
13 Feb–10 Mar 2017 TNS Gallup 19.0 19.9 19.6 9.4 11.4 9.1 4.8 3.9 2.9 0.3
24 Feb–05 Mar 2017 Tietoykkönen 17.8 20.0 18.6 10.2 12.1 9.0 4.6 4.4 3.3 1.4
20–27 Sep 2016 Tietoykkönen 17.6 20.8 19.2 10.0 12.4 8.3 4.5 4.0 3.2 1.6
28 Oct 2012 Election Results 21.9 19.6 18.7 12.3 8.5 8.0 4.7 3.7 2.6 2.3

Results[edit]

e • d Finnish municipal elections 2017 results
Party Votes % +/– Seats +/–
National Coalition Kok. 531,599 20.7 –1.2 1,490 –245
Social Democratic Party SDP 498,252 19.4 –0.2 1,697 –32
Centre Party Kesk. 450,529 17.5 –1.1 2,824 –253
Green League Vihr. 320,235 12.5 +3.9 534 +211
Finns Party PS 227,297 8.8 –3.5 770 –425
Left Alliance Vas. 226,626 8.8 +0.8 658 +18
Swedish People's Party RKP 125,518 4.9 +0.2 471 –9
Christian Democrats KD 105,551 4.1 +0.4 316 +16
Pirate Party PP 9,119 0.4 +0.1 2 +2
Communist Party SKP 7,600 0.3 –0.2 2 –7
Feminist Party FP 6,856 0.3 New 1 New
Liberal Party Lib. 4,117 0.2 New 5 New
Independence Party IPU 1,846 0.1 ±0.0 2 +2
Animal Justice Party EOP 1,795 0.1 New 0 New
Communist Workers' Party KTP 702 0.1 ±0.0 0 ±0
Total valid votes 2,570,768 100 8,999 –675
Invalid votes 14,442 0.6
Total 2,585,210 100
Registered voters & turnout 4,391,558 58.9 +0.6
Source: Yle

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Counted by Accuscore, but based on various polls by different polling firms.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kuntavaalit: Aikataulut". Ministry of Justice. 27 January 2016. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Kuntavaalit". Ministry of Justice. 8 February 2016. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Kolmannes kunnista muuttaa valtuustonsa kokoa – vain kahdessa valtuusto kasvaa". Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities. 1 January 2017. Retrieved 7 June 2017.