Today: Wednesday, 22 May 2024 year

Polling stations have opened in Finland for parliamentary elections.

Polling stations have opened in Finland for parliamentary elections.

Polling stations have opened for parliamentary elections in Finland, which will form the country’s 77th government, according to the Ministry of Justice.

During the period of early voting, 40.5% of voters or 1,731,441 people have already taken part in the elections.

“On election day, polling stations are open from 9 am to 8 pm,” the statement said.


Polling stations are located in supermarkets, libraries, schools and post offices across the country, among others.

The Cabinet of Ministers announced on Sunday that, according to the law, national flags will be raised in Finland on election day.

The first voting results, based on the results of the preliminary expression of the will of citizens, will be made public immediately after the polling stations are closed – in the evening, the votes are counted online and preliminary results for 100% of the ballots will be summed up within about four hours after the polling stations close. The Ministry of Justice will publish the official and final results on April 5.


The main struggle is between the ruling Social Democratic Party led by Sanna Marin, the opposition Coalition Party led by Petteri Orpo and the True Finns led by Riikka Purra.
There are 2424 candidates for 200 seats in the Finnish Parliament, the Ministry of Justice specifies.