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Results of the European elections in Finland

    BACKGROUND NOTE

RESULTS OF THE EUROPEAN ELECTIONS IN FINLAND

58,8% of the electorate (2,3 million de votes) participated in the first European elections in Finland on 20 october 1996.

The official results will be known on 24 October 1996. The distribution of the 16 seats among the political groups is provisionally as follows:


Parties % VOTES Members elected * % 95 % 91
Suomen Keskusta (ELDR) 24,4 4 (-1) 19,8 24,8
Suomen Sosialidemokraattinen Puolue (PES) 21,5 4 (-) 28,3 22,1
Kansallinen Kokoomus (EPP) 20,2 4 (-) 17,9 19,3
Vasemmistoliitto (EUL/NGL) 10,5 2 (+1) 11,2 10,1
Vihreät (Greens) 7,6 1 (-) 6,5 6,8
Svenska Folkpartiet (ELDR) 5,7 1 (-) 5,5 5,5

*        Change in terms of seats compared with the 1991 general elections, which served as a reference point for the nomination of MEPs. The Finnish MEPs were nominated in January 1995, ie before the last general elections in March 1995.
        
            
Like the Austrian MEPs, the new Finnish MEPs will not take their seats until the session in November 1996

MEMBERS ELECTED *

ATTENTION : The distribution of new Members among the political groups of the EP will become official only when the Members have joined the political group of their choice.

*    The names underlined are those of Members who have been reelected to the European Parliament.

KESK (ELDR): 4

Paavo VÄYRYNEN, Sirkka-Liisa ANTTILA, Mirja RYYNÄNEN, Kyösti VIRRANKOSKI

SDP
(PES): 4

Pertti PAASIO, Jörn DONNER, Riitta MYLLER, Reino PAASILINNA

KOK (EPP): 4

Kirsi PIHA, Marjo MATIKAINEN-KALLSTRÖM, Raimo ILASKIVI, Jyrki OTILA

VAS (EUL/NGL): 2

Esko SEPPÄNEN, Outi OJALA

VIHR (Greens): 1

Heidi HAUTALA

SFP (ELDR): 1

Astrid THORS

ATTENTION : This provisional table to be confirmed when MEPs have officially joined the political groups.

B DK D Gr E F IRL I L NL A P FIN S UK EP
PES 6 4 40 10 21 16 1 18 2 7 6 10 4 7 63 215
EPP 7 3 47 9 30 12 4 14 2 10 7 1 4 5 19 174
UFE 2 16 7 27 1 3 56
ELDR 6 5 2 1 1 6 1 10 1 8 5 3 2 51
EUL/
NGL

4 9 7 5 3 2 3 33
Greens 2 12 2 4 1 1 1 4 27
ERA 2 12 2 1 2 20
EN 4 12 2 18
Ind 3 11 11 6 1 32
Total 25 16 99 25 64 87 15 87 6 31 21 25 16 22 87 626

NB: to form a political group, the number of Members needed is as follows:

- 29 Members if they belong to one Member State
- 23 Members if they belong to two Member States
- 18 Members if they belong to three Member States
- 14 Members if they belong to at least four Member States

For further information : Jacques NANCY - tel. 33.3.88.40.07; Patrick BARAGIOLA, tel. 33.3.88.40.05; EP Office in Helsinki, tel. 358 0 622.04.50

 
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