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Conservatives win municipal elections in Finland

Conservatives win municipal elections in Finland

Finland's conservative party has made gains in municipal elections, beating both its main government partner and the largest opposition party.
Results Monday show the conservative National Coalition Party with 23 percent of the vote, ahead of the opposition Social Democrats which falls to second place with 21 percent. The ruling government Center Party came third with 20 percent.
Finns braved stormy weather Sunday voting for 10,000 seats on local councils contested by 38,500 candidates. Turnout was 61 percent, up from 58 percent in the last municipal elections in 2004.
Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen and conservative leaders say the election results will not affect cooperation in the four-party government.


Updated : 2021-03-09 01:48 GMT+08:00