Lapland (electoral district)
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Lapland is an electoral district represented in the Finnish Eduskunta (parliament). It covers the administrative region of Lapland, with a population of 187,777 (as of 2002[update]). Lapland currently elects seven members of the Eduskunta.
The constituency is largely rural, and the only cities in the area are rather small. Thus, the dominant party has traditionally been the rural Centre Party. The second party has been SKDL/Left Alliance.
The other two major Finnish parties, Social Democrats and conservative National Coalition have usually got one of the scarce seats in constituency, National Coalition has usually allied with Christian Democrats, and in 2007 with Green League to secure their seat.
Members of parliament 2007–2011
- Ulla Karvo (National Coalition)
- Hannes Manninen Centre), Minister of Regional and Municipal Affairs of Finland in Matti Vanhanen's first cabinet.
- Markus Mustajärvi (Left Alliance)
- Johanna Ojala-Niemelä (Social Democrats)
- Janne Seurujärvi (Centre)
- Esko-Juhani Tennilä (Left Alliance)
- Paavo Väyrynen (Centre), Minister for Foreign Trade and Development in Matti Vanhanen's second cabinet.
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