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Opposition party wins Finland parliamentary elections

April 20, 2015, 2:55 updated at: April 20, 2015, 7:56 UTC+3 HELSINKI

The Center Party is getting 49 seats in the parliament

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Centre Party leader Juha Sipilae (C)

Centre Party leader Juha Sipilae (C)


HELSINKI, April 20. /TASS/. The opposition Center Party has won Sunday’s elections to Finland’s one-chamber parliament, according to the Central Election Committee (CEC) after all ballots have been counted.

The Center Party gained 21.2% of the vote and got 49 seats in the parliament, 14 more than it had in the previous composition. The National Coalition Party came second with 18.2% (38 seats). The Finns Party was third with 17.6% (37 seats), the Social Democratic Party came fourth with 16.5% (34 seats).

The Green League secured 8.5% (15 seats), the Left Alliance 7.1% (12), the Swedish People’s Party 4.9% (9) and Christian Democrats 3.5% (5).

Finns were electing 200 deputies for a four-year term. Voter turnout totaled 70.1%

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