Thursday. 01.12.2022

Finland votes pro-EU and celebrates victory in the ice hockey World Cup

The parties that support the European Union share 11 of the 13 seats reserved for Finland in the European Parliament. Two representatives of the party of the True Finns will travel to Brussels too.

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The leader of Kokoomus, Petteri Orpo, during the celebrations. Photo: @PetteriOrpo Twitter account.

Elections to the European Parliament were settled in Finland with a large majority for the parties that support the European Union.

That happened on a night marked by celebrations across the country due to Finland's triumph in the ice hockey World Cup. While some people in the country counted the ballots deposited by voters at the polls, the Finnish Lions (Leijonat) defeated Canada in the finals (3-1) and filled the country with pride.

Video by Accidental Arts that shows how Finns took over the streets to celebrate victory in ice hockey.

For this reason, many Finns found last night a double reason to celebrate.

This was the case of the voters of the conservative National Coalition Party (Kokoomus), who were probably the most happy at the time of going to the squares to party. They were also the big winners on the electoral night, with 20.8% of the votes and three seats in the European Parliament.

The Green League Party (Vihreät) also achieved a historic result, 16% of the votes and 2 seats, and emerged as the second Finnish political force in these elections. 

The Social Democrats (SDP) led by Antti Rinne, the man who seems to be called to lead the next coalition Government in Helsinki, were the third force with 14.6% of the votes and 2 seats in Brussels.

The anti-immigration and anti-EU party of the True Finns (Perussuomalaiset) got 13.8% of the votes and 2 seats.

The Centre Party (Keskusta) of former prime minister Juhä Sipilä got 13.5% of the votes and won also 2 seats in the European Parliament.

The other two seats reserved for Finnish deputies were won by candidates of the Left Alliance (Vasemmistoliito) and the Swedish People's Party (RKP), who won 6.9% and 6.3% of the votes, respectively.

If you want to check all the results achieved by Finnish parties in the European elections, you can do it by clicking HERE

Finland votes pro-EU and celebrates victory in the ice hockey World Cup
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