Silvia Modig

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Silvia Modig

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Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
Member of the Finnish Parliament
In office
Personal details
Born (1976-07-08) 8 July 1976 (age 43)
Helsinki, Finland
Political party Finnish
Left Alliance
European United Left–Nordic Green Left

Anna Silvia Modig (born 8 July 1976[1]) is a Finnish politician and a former radio and TV host. She was a member of the Parliament of Finland 2011–2019, representing the Left Alliance, and was elected to the European Parliament in 2019. Modig is also a member of the Helsinki City Council.


Modig belongs to the Swedish-speaking minority of Finland. She was raised in the eastern suburbs of Helsinki. Modig started her television career at the age of 18 working for the Yle Children and Youth. Her latest tv show was YLE Teema's talk show Popkult.

Modig was elected to the Helsinki City Council by 895 votes in the 2008 municipal elections as an independent candidate on the Left Alliance list.[2] Modig was elected to the parliament in the 2011 elections, and re-elected in the 2015 elections.[3][4] She was left out of the parliament in the 2019 elections,[5] but was elected to the European Parliament in the 2019 European Parliament election with 51,608 votes nationwide as the only representative of the Left Alliance.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Modig was in a registered partnership with Rakel Liekki, but they broke up in the autumn of 2011.[7]


  1. ^ "Silvia Modig" (in Finnish). Parliament of Finland. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  2. ^ Karjalainen, Marketta (14 January 2009). "Silvia Modig pääsee nyt toteuttamaan intohimoaan" [Silvia Modig Can Now Take the Passion] (in Finnish). Helsingin Uutiset. Retrieved 19 December 2012.[dead link]
  3. ^ "Results of the 2011 parliamentary elections and new parlamentarians". Parliament of Finland. 20 April 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  4. ^ "New Parliament 2015". Yle. 19 April 2015. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Silvia Modig lähdössä eurovaaleihin" [Silvia Modig Heading for the European Elections] (in Finnish). 15 April 2019. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Tässä on eurovaalien tulos Suomessa: Vihreille historiallinen voitto, kokoomus suurin – nämä 13 ehdokasta pääsivät läpi" (in Finnish). 26 May 2019. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  7. ^ Rytkönen, Annika (20 April 2011). "Silvia Modigin rakas on ex-pornotähti" [Silvia Modig's Love Is an Ex-Porn Star] (in Finnish). Retrieved 19 December 2012.