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Doing the least possible in the historical parliamentary elections of Finland. Historical in the sense that the National Coalition Party made it's best result in its whole history by winning 44 out of 200 seats and the populist True Finns sprang from 5 to 39 seats. The Social Democrats came second, by comparison with their worst result since 1962, with 42.


Katri, #56 in Helsinki, from Left Alliance (socialist) didn't get in (nor did I assume so), but the Left Alliance doubled its seats in Helsinki, which is nice. Overall the result was poor, 14 seats (meaning a loss of three seats). This was mostly due to heightened voting activity. The Left Alliance gets nearly always the same amount of votes in elections as they don't lose traditional voters, but hardly win new ones.


The Helsinki electoral area being an exception as the party leader Paavo Arhinmäki made the highest personal result in Helsinki and had the 4th highest votes nationally.


Be as it may, this was a right-wing populist victory this time. We must work harder the following four years to counter the racist fraction of the True Finns as well as the neoliberal technocratic right of the NCP.

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Taken on April 17, 2011