A voter placing a vote slip into a ballot box at Mäntsälä Town Hall on Sunday, 14 April 2019.(Emmi Korhonen – Lehtikuva)

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ELECTORAL DISTRICTS have confirmed the results of the parliamentary elections held in Finland on Sunday, 14 April, according to the Ministry of Justice.

The election recount resulted in no changes in the power balance between parties in the Finnish Parliament: the Social Democrats received 546,471 votes, equivalent to 17.7 per cent of the votes cast, to secure 40 seats in the Parliament.

The Finns Party fell 7,666 votes short of upsetting the pre-election favourite, winning 17.5 per cent of the vote and 39 seats in the Parliament. The National Coalition, in turn, received 523,957 votes, equivalent to 17.0 per cent of the votes cast, to secure 38 seats in the Parliament.

Both the Finns Party and National Coalition increased their seat tally by one in comparison to the newly concluded parliamentary session.

The recount also confirmed the nosedive of the Centre Party, which won 13.8 per cent of the vote – its lowest vote share in over a century – and 31 seats in the Parliament.

Aleksi Teivainen – HT
Source: Uusi Suomi