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Finnish Social Democrats and nationalist Finns Party nearly tied in election

Tipped to win, the opposition Social Democrats scored 17.7 percent, while their eurosceptic Finns Party rivals were at 17.5 percent, according to nearly complete results published by the justice ministry. With 99.5 percent of votes counted, the co-ruling Centre Party of Prime Minister Juha Sipila and the center-right National Coalition stood at 13.8 percent and 17.0 percent, respectively. "For the first time since 1999 we are the largest party in Finland ... SDP is the prime minister's party,"...
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Finnish Social Democrats on top in partial election result

The center-right National Coalition of outgoing Finance Minister Petteri Orpo came in second, with 16.7 percent of the advance votes, after 47 percent of ballots were counted. The Centre Party of Prime Minister Juha Sipila scored third, with 15.5 percent. If final results confirm the outcome, Social Democrat leader Antti Rinne could become Finland's first leftist prime minister in two decades.
Tags: Science, Finland, Juha Sipila, Petteri Orpo, Antti Rinne


Finnish Social Democrats score first in advance voting in election

The centre-right National Coalition of outgoing Finance Minister Petteri Orpo came in second, with 17.2 percent of the advance ballots. The Centre Party of outgoing Prime Minister Juha Sipila scored third, with 15.4 percent. About 36 percent of voting-age Finns cast their votes in a seven-day advance voting period that ended on Tuesday.
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