Offical finnish Presidental election result thread


Gollevainen

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My spelling?? It changes everyday...:rolleyes: :cool:

But by what you mean whit platforms? political ideologyes or support rates, supporter basis??
 

sumdud

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Thinks that's what he means, the standings on issues, ideologies, supporter basis.

And six years?? O_O That's a long term.....
 

Gollevainen

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six years almoust too short, if you compare it to the fact thayt UKK Kekkonen stayed in the office from 1956 to 1983 and became a synonyme for the word president (queting the famous misshap of one newsreporter that read the daily headlines as 'President has been once again elected as Republic's Kekkonen...') Our political system is just slowly recovering from the strong presidental system...

but if you want to know what tha partyes are, here is little briefing..

As in anywere else in europe, our working class is (or attleast was) political active and the trades/labour unions are political organisations as well.
the biggest party is the Sosial democratic party (SDP) whit some 25 % of votes in general. Its basicly a british labour type of party with ideology and actions. Other left partyes are the Leftist Union, former communists, with some 10% of votes. Its a sorry excuse for grandious finnish communist party, whose split colored our political life trough the cold war but due that split, its support has dropped from the 25% to 10%. Althougth its offical program is nonsense mambo jambo, most of its members are hard line communists still "struggleling for freedom" and fighting the system. My hats off to them (too bad most flaoboant charrecters arent from my election district)

Then there is the greens with similar program and policy as other european greens/enveriomentals and some 8% of votes.

The Right side is divided by national coalition (old/neo conservatives, big money's party) party with some 20% of votes and witht he Central party (former agrar union) wich is countryside party with 24-25% of votes. These two are bitter rivals are seldomly have find their way into same government. Small partyes are the nationalistic/rigthwing populists 'Basic Fins' -party, Christian democrats (its rather weird that thougth our country side is still infested with religious nutcases, their party is rather tiny) and the swedsih speaking people's party wich is offcourse for the biggest money as the swedes traditionally have been the owning up class and elite...

The parialiment is elected every four year, after the elections, the winning party starts to formulate thre government, usually its SDP with one of the rigthwing partyes (they were rigthwing government 1990-1994 and everything was fucked up in our country during that time...) And since 1990 our goverments have usually sitted trough whole election period, as in the past they changed as fast they disaproved Moscov or the president...

main political issues envolps around the rift between welfarestate and new liberal economics that have contaminated minds of all power eleite, including ones of the Social democrats, agrar policy and EU benefits, and anything related to these...
 

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