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European elections, 23 - 26 May 2019, country sheet: Finland

· Official EE19 website

https://vaalit.fi/en/european-elections

· Other elections/referenda held the same day

none

· Number of MEPs before/after Brexit

13/14

· Current government

Caretaker government: KESK (ALDE), KOK (EPP), SIN, Negotiations ongoing for a new government


ELECTORAL RULES


· Obligatory vote

no

· Number of constituencies

1

· Preferential vote

yes

· Postal vote

yes (first time)

· Advanced vote

yes (in Finland 15-21 May, abroad 15-18 May)

· Threshold to get elected

no threshold

· Day of EE19

Sunday 26 May

· Opening time of polling stations

8.00 CET

· Closing time of polling stations

19.00 CET

· Exit polls

N/A, 19.00 CET early voting results

· Official announcement of first results

N/A

· Provisional final results expected

22.00 CET


VOTERS


· Total

N/A

· Minimum age

18

· Average age

N/A


CANDIDATES


· Lists (total)

17 + one independent candidate

· Candidates (total)

270

· Female candidates %

N/A

· Legal minimum age

18

· Lead candidates per list or party (affiliation)
(In bold those represented in outgoing ep)

no lead candidates

· MEPs re-running
(no lead candidates)

Henna Virkkunen (EPP)

Petri Sarvamaa (EPP)

Sirpa Pietikäinen (EPP)

Miapetra Kumpula-Natri (S&D)

Pirkko Ruohonen-Lerner (ECR)

Nils Torvalds (ALDE)

Elsi Katainen (ALDE)

Mirja Vehkaperä (ALDE)

Heidi Hautala (Greens/EFA)

Merja Kyllönen (GUE/NGL)

RESULTS 2014


MEPs

% votes

KOK (EPP)

3

22.6 %

KESK (ALDE)

3

19.7 %

PS (ECR)

2

12.9 %

SDP (S&D)

2

12.3 %

VIHR (Greens/EFA)

1

9.3 %

VAS(GUE/NGL)

1

9.3 %

RKP (ALDE)

1

6.8 %

KD (EPP)

-

5.2 %


TURNOUT 2014

39.10 %