Finnish parliamentary election, 1995

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Results by province.

Parliamentary elections were held in Finland on 19 March 1995.[1]

The previous centre-right, non-socialist cabinet fell as the Social Democratic Party (SDP) made strong gains and achieved the best result of any party since World War II, winning 63 of the 200 seats in the Eduskunta. The main reason for the defeat of the Centre Party-led coalition was its unpopular austerity program and lingering effects of the early 1990s recession.

After the election, a five party "Rainbow Coalition" was formed, between the SDP, National Coalition Party, Left Alliance, Swedish People's Party and the Green League, with SDP leader Paavo Lipponen appointed Prime Minister.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party 785,637 28.3 63 +15
Centre Party 552,003 19.8 44 –11
National Coalition Party 497,624 17.9 39 –1
Left Alliance 310,340 11.2 22 +3
Green League 181,198 6.5 9 –1
Swedish People's Party 142,874 5.1 11 0
Finnish Christian League 82,311 3.0 7 –1
Young Finns 78,066 2.8 2 New
Finnish Rural Party 36,185 1.3 1 –6
Alliance for Free Finland 28,067 1.0 0 New
Liberal People's Party 16,247 0.6 0 –1
Åland Coalition 9,905 0.4 1 0
Women's Party 7,919 0.3 0 New
Ecological Party the Greens 7,865 0.3 1 New
Natural Law Party 6,819 0.2 0 New
Pensioners for People 5,124 0.2 0 0
Communist Workers' Party – For Peace and Socialism 4,784 0.2 0 0
Pensioners' Party 3,974 0.1 0 0
Joint Responsibility Party 1,706 0.1 0 0
Others 11,797 0.4 0
Invalid/blank votes 22,681
Total 2,803,602 100 200 0
Registered voters/turnout 4,088,358 68.6
Source: Tilastokeskus[2]
Popular vote
SDP
  
28.25%
KESK
  
19.85%
KOK
  
17.89%
VAS
  
11.16%
VIHR
  
6.52%
RKP
  
5.14%
SKL
  
2.96%
NUOR
  
2.81%
SMP
  
1.30%
VSL
  
1.01%
Others
  
3.11%
Parliament seats
SDP
  
31.50%
KESK
  
22.00%
KOK
  
19.50%
VAS
  
11.00%
RKP
  
5.50%
VIHR
  
4.50%
SKL
  
3.50%
NUOR
  
1.00%
SMP
  
0.50%
Others
  
1.00%

By Province[edit]

Province Social Democratic Party Centre Party National Coalition Party Left Alliance Green League Swedish People's Party Christian League Young Finns Rural Party Alliance for Free Finland Liberal People's Party Electorate Votes Valid votes Invalid votes
Southern Savonia 31,890 26,559 13,841 3,082 4,899 0 4,157 1,076 3,753 1,300 123 135,397 92,275 91,384 891
Northern Savonia 32,905 42,915 16,674 21,203 7,369 0 4,364 2,474 2,877 1,629 274 199,660 134,227 133,259 968
North Karelia 36,839 25,251 11,714 5,065 4,134 0 6,226 708 1,868 717 224 135,731 94,191 93,539 652
Kainuu 6,724 16,366 4,935 12,709 2,109 0 1,084 471 388 1,614 1,031 72,939 48,598 48,118 480
Uusimaa 192,889 36,779 143,737 61,533 72,789 64,218 12,067 37,658 2,949 7,497 2,084 909,997 658,294 652,716 5,578
Eastern Uusimaa 14,097 3,954 4,814 2,649 2,299 15,507 536 1,132 193 320 51 65,300 47,086 46,697 389
Southwest Finland 67,865 36,880 57,235 32,634 14,320 11,017 4,559 10,665 2,624 2,290 487 334,154 247,761 245,994 1,767
Tavastia Proper 33,434 15,617 22,893 8,229 5,696 0 3,655 1,317 423 505 85 127,549 94,859 93,925 934
Päijänne Tavastia 33,601 13,274 29,766 9,873 5,725 109 4,853 2,400 1,633 1,016 468 153,856 104,974 104,040 934
Kymenlaakso 43,682 15,851 23,889 9,442 7,111 0 3,352 1,290 229 953 262 152,169 108,372 107,559 813
South Karelia 27,828 18,919 15,752 2,681 5,190 0 2,455 1,164 579 653 784 110,296 77,004 76,357 647
Central Finland 43,916 35,886 18,467 17,947 8,427 0 9,724 2,361 943 1,212 475 197,959 141,369 140,306 1,063
Southern Ostrobothnia 18,168 57,084 19,671 4,940 3,419 254 3,359 924 5,762 544 113 152,617 115,865 115,171 694
Ostrobothnia 19,876 9,966 6,765 7,407 1,965 47,267 2,892 823 677 476 533 131,511 99,754 99,100 654
Satakunta 46,996 29,443 26,692 21,057 4,395 1 4,700 1,111 3,091 604 929 191,292 142,330 141,164 1,166
Pirkanmaa 73,178 33,646 48,750 33,277 15,790 0 6,392 5,613 3,395 2,278 3,399 333,840 242,226 240,209 2,017
Central Ostrobothnia 7,429 17,106 2,539 2,549 1,184 2,862 3,533 841 1,288 320 99 53,280 40,414 40,080 334
Northern Ostrobothniaa 30,798 72,673 17,314 24,898 11,008 0 2,547 4,547 2,384 3,487 4,471 254,316 182,207 180,758 1,449
Lapland 20,333 42,590 9,779 27,675 2,558 0 1,545 1,165 995 537 265 151,860 109,448 108,397 1,051
Åland Islands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18,938 9,874 9,799
Source: European Election Database

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p606 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Eduskuntavaalit 1927–2003[permanent dead link] Tilastokeskus 2004
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