Green party the biggest winner of Finnish European Elections

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Green Party leader Pekka Haavisto (L), Centre Party leader Juha Sipila, True Finns Party leader Jussi Halla-aho, National Coalition Party leader Petteri Orpo and Social Democratic Party leader Antti Rinne attend the parliamentary election night media event in Helsinki.

Green party the biggest winner of Finnish European Elections


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Finland’s Green Party made the biggest electoral gains in Sunday’s elections and ended the night with a 16% share of the vote. The Social Democratic Party came third, reaching just under 15% of the vote, while the Left Party captured 7%. The traditionally liberal Swedish People’s Party held onto its single MEP with a 6.3% of the vote.

The National Coalition Party led by Petteri Orpo came in first, making the NCP the biggest Finnish party and the clear leader of the centre-right with a 20.8% share of the vote. Juha Sipilä’s Centre Party saw it’s representation drop to 6.1%, gaining only one seat in the European Parliament.

With just under 5% of the vote, the Christian Democrats failed to elect an MEP.

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