Published: 11 June 2014

Confirmed result: Left Alliance and Finns Party successful in the European Parliament elections 2014

The Left Alliance won one seat in the European Parliament and support for the party rose to 9.3 per cent, which is 3.4 percentage points higher than in the previous European Parliament elections. Compared to the 2009 European Parliament elections, the share of votes cast for the Finns Party rose by 3.1 percentage points to 12.9 per cent. The Finns Party won one additional seat in the election, which raises the number of the party's seats in the European Parliament to two.

Support for the largest parties in the European Parliament elections in 2004 to 2014 (%)

Support for the largest parties in the European Parliament elections in 2004 to 2014 (%)

The Christian Democrats that were in an electoral alliance with the Finns Party in the previous European Parliament elections received 5.2 per cent of votes cast increasing their support by 1.1 percentage points compared to the previous European Parliament elections. Despite the increase in the share of votes cast, the party lost their only seat in the European Parliament

The biggest losers in the elections were the Finnish Social Democratic Party and the Green League. The Finnish Social Democratic Party received a 12.3 per cent support in the elections, which was 5.2 percentage points lower than in the previous European Parliament elections. Despite the decrease in the share of votes cast, the party maintained its two seats in the European Parliament. Compared to the previous European Parliament elections, the share of votes cast for the Green League decreased by 3.1 percentage points to 9.3 per cent and the party lost its second seat.

Support for the largest parties in the European Parliament elections in 2014, 2009, 2004, 1999 and 1996

Party European
Parliament
elections
2014  
European
Parliament
elections
2009  
European
Parliament
elections
2004   
European
Parliament
elections
1999   
European
Parliament
elections
1996   
National
Coalition
Party
KOK
22.6 23.2 23.7 25.3 20.2
Centre
Party
of Finland
KESK
19.7 19.0 23.4 21.3 24.4
The Finns
Party
PS
12.9   9.8   0.5   0.8   0.7
The Finnish
Social
Democratic
Party
SDP
12.3 17.5 21.2 17.9 21.5
Green
League
VIHR
9.3 12.4 10.4 13.4   7.6
The Left
Alliance
VAS
9.3   5.9   9.1   9.1 10.5
Swedish
People's
Party
in Finland
RKP
6.8   6.1   5.7   6.8   5.8
Christian
Democrats
in Finland
KD
5.2   4.2   4.3   2.4   2.8

The National Coalition Party and the Centre Party both secured three seats in the European Parliament and thus maintained their previous number of seats. The National Coalition Party got the largest share of all votes cast, namely 22.6 per cent. Its share of votes cast decreased by 0.6 percentage points from the previous European Parliament elections. The Centre Party received 19.7 per cent of all votes cast and its share of votes cast rose by 0.6 percentage points compared to the previous European Parliament elections. The Swedish People’s Party got a 6.8 per cent share of all the votes cast and managed to keep its only seat.

Votes cast for the largest parties and seats in the European Parliament elections 2014, 2009 and 2004

Party European
Parliament
elections
2014
votes   
European
Parliament
elections
2009
votes   
European
Parliament
elections
2004
votes   
European
Parliament
elections
2014
places   
European
Parliament
elections
2009
places   
European
Parliament
elections
2004
places   
National
Coalition
Party
KOK
390,376 386,416 392,771 3    3    4
Centre
Party
of Finland
KESK
339,895 316,798 387,217 3    3    4
The Finns
Party
PS
222,457 162,930     8,900 2    1    0
The Finnish
Social
Democratic
Party
SDP
212,781 292,051 350,525 2    2    3
Green
League
VIHR
161,263 206,439 172,844 1    2    1
The Left
Alliance
VAS
161,074   98,690 151,291 1    0    1
Swedish
People's
Party
in Finland
RKP
116,747 101,453   94,421 1    1    1
Christian
Democrats
in Finland
KD
90,586   69,458   70,845 0    1    0

Alexander Stubb of the National Coalition Party was the biggest winner of the European Parliament elections 2014 with 148,190 votes. Jussi Halla-aho of the Finns Party received the second most votes (80,772) and Olli Rehn of the Centre Party was third with 70,398 votes. Nils Torvalds of the Swedish People's Party got elected with the lowest number of personal votes, 29,355. The female candidate who received most votes in the European Parliament elections 2014, Sari Essayah (61,264) of the Christian Democrats, did not get elected. Finland elected 13 representatives to the European Parliament. Six of the elected representatives have no prior experience of the European Parliament.

Finnish Members elected to the European Parliament and their number of votes in 2014

Finnish Members elected to the European Parliament and their number of votes in 2014

The new European Parliament convenes for the first time on 1 July 2014. The Members of the European Parliament elected in Finland will join the political groups of the European Parliament.

Voting turnout in these European Parliament elections was 41.0 per cent, which is 0.7 percentage points up from the 2009 European Parliament elections. Voting was liveliest in the Åland electoral district, where voting turnout rose to 57.5 per cent. Voting was least active in the North Karelia electoral district, where voting turnout was only 32.9 per cent. Of individual municipalities, the country's highest voting turnout was in Kauniainen (71.2 per cent) and the lowest in Kaavi (27.6 per cent).

Voting turnout in the European Parliament elections in 1996 to 2014, Finnish citizens resident in Finland (%)

Voting turnout in the European Parliament elections in 1996 to 2014, Finnish citizens resident in Finland (%)

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Source: European Parliament Elections 2014, Statistics Finland

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Updated 11.6.2014

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): European Parliament elections [e-publication].
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