Southern Savonia (electoral district)

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Southern Savonia (formerly Mikkeli) was an electoral district represented in the Finnish Eduskunta (parliament). It covered the administrative region of Southern Savonia, with a population of 163,276 (as of 2002). Southern Savonia elected six members of the Eduskunta. The electoral district was merged with Kymi to form the new Southeastern Finland district.

The constituency is largely rural, and the only major city is Mikkeli. The traditionally dominant party in the parliamentary elections, the Centre Party, lost one seat in 2007 elections and is in even to National Coalition Party.

Current members of parliament 2007–[edit]

Election results[edit]

Finnish parliamentary election, 2003
Party Seats Net Gain/Loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Centre 3 0 50.0 40.5 34,205 +7.0%
  Social Democratic 2 -1 33.3 32.0 27,030 +1.9%
  National Coalition 1 -1 16.7 13.3 11,283 -5.8%
  Christian Democrat 0 0 0.0 5.7 4,810 -0.3%
  Green League 0 0 0.0 4.0 3,410 -1.4%
  Left Alliance 0 0 0.0 2.7 2,282 -0.8%
  other groups 0 0 0.0 1.9 1,500 n/a

See also[edit]