An opposition centre-right party came top in Sunday’s local election in Finland, ahead of Prime Minister Sanna Marin’s ruling Social Democratic Party. It was the first election for Marin since she took office 18 months ago. With all votes counted in the Nordic nation’s municipal election, initial results showed on Monday that the conservative National Coalition Party had taken 21.4 per cent of votes nationwide, while the Social Democrats took 17.7 per cent and centrist government member Center Party 14.9 per cent respectively. The vote to renew local councils in Finland’s more than 300 municipalities, with some 35,000 candidates running from the northern Lapland region to the autonomous territory of Aland Islands in the south, is viewed as a key indicator of parties’ popularity ahead of the country’s 2023 parliamentary election. The elections were the first for Marin as leader of both the government and her party. PM Marin: Results, low voter turnout a disappointment She acknowledged that the result was a disappointment as support for the Social Democrats was 1.7 percentage points lower from the 2017 election, while the conservatives managed to increase their support by 0.7 percentage points. “The result was not as good as I had expected,”… Read full this story
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