Finns Party – In English
THE FINNS PARTY’S EUROPEAN UNION POLICY
INTRODUCTION: THE FINNISH PEOPLE IN EUROPE
The backbone of the Finns Party’s role in Finnish politics is the defence of Finnish democracy, culture and way of life. That fact is the reason for the Finns Party’s critical approach to the increasing efforts of the European Union to advance political and economic integration of its members into the Union. The endurance of Finnish democracy and its valued ‘welfare society’ in the future is dependent on Finland prying itself loose from the intrusion of Brussels into all aspects of daily Finnish life. This encroachment of European ‘bureaucracy’ does not represent – or advance – the real value and virtues of European values. Read more >>
THE FINNS PARTY’S ELECTION PROGRAM 2019
INTRODUCTION: The Very Reason for the Existence of a Country Defined as Finland: It is to defend and promote the interests of Finland and the Finnish citizens – There could be no other justification. The Finnish government is for the Finns – and it is the Finnish people who must always come first and foremost in its policies and actions. Read more >>
THE FINNS PARTY’S PRINCIPLE PROGRAM
INTRODUCTION: The emphasis is on the value of the ordinary Finnish citizens and their role and voice in the politics, economics and culture of Finland. The focus is neither on any particular professions nor ‘interest groups’ but on the Finnish nation as a whole. Read more >>
Finns Party’s ‘Workmen’s Discussion Hour’, April 18, 2019: Jussi Halla Aho, Chairperson, the Finns Party and Riikka Slunga-Poutsalo, Secretary, the Finns Party
Prior to Jussi Halla-aho’s and Riikka Slunga-Poutsalo’s talk there was a presentation of a Finns Party video – both to to the audience present and also via internet broadcast – the text was as follows:
Europe’s political situation has seen dramatic changes since the European elections of 2014. There’s been a growth of many large nationalist and patriotic parties that have even formed governments. It’s been a case of people being fed-up with the inability of traditional political parties to solve the challenges facing Europe – with the most serious problem being the immigration crisis.
The Finns Party has a full list of 20 candidates in the May 26th elections. When you vote for any of them, you have voted for a Finnish Finland and a European Europe!
Vote for a return to Finland: the Finns Party
PRESENTATION OF THE FINNS PARTY’S ELECTION PROGRAM 2019
Jussi Halla-aho, Chairperson, the Finns Party – Finns Party’s ‘Workmen’s Discussion Hour’, February 22, 2019
Riikka Purra – M.S. Political Science, the Finns Party Policy Planner – Finns Party’s ’Workmen’s Discussion Hour’, February 22, 2019
Finns Party’s ‘Workmen’s Discussion Hour’, February 7, 2019 – Jussi Halla-aho, Chairperson, the Finns Party
See below The Finns Party’s election campaing 2019 video: Ketutus – a story of being seriously pissed off
THE FINNS PARTY’S ELECTION RESULTS
In the National Parliamentary Election of 2011, the Finns Party received more than 560 000 votes. This is a result which may indeed be termed to be of ‘landslide’ proportions.
Since then, The Party has maintained its support and today The Finns Party (Finnish: Perussuomalaiset), according to a Finnish Broadcasting poll in June 2019, is the most popular party in Finland. In the June survey, The Finns Party support was 19.5 percent.
From the general election of 2019, The Finns Party is the second largest party in the national parliament (Eduskunta) – and the largest party in opposition.
The Finns Party has support throughout Finland – it is geographically dispersed as well as represented in both urban and rural areas and today party has in addition nearly 800 Finns Party municipal and communal council members throughout Finland and two MEP’s in the European Parliament.
Of the main political organizations in Finland, it is both the youngest – established in 1995 – and one of the oldest – with roots going back to the 19th century. A significant predecessor was the Finnish Rural Party – established in the 1950’s and disbanded in the early 1990’s.
The basic reasons why The Finns Party want to influence Finnish and European politics you can read more in our party programs from the top of this page.
The following tables show the development and success of the Finns Party in recent Finnish elections:
National Parliamentary Elections:
||Number of votes|
|Parliamentary Election 2019||17,5 %||39||538 805|
|Parliamentary Election 2015||17,7 %||38||524 054|
|Parliamentary Election 2011||19,0 %||39||560 075|
|Parliamentary Election 2007||4,0 %||5||112 256|
Local Municipal and Communal Elections:
|Elections||Support||Local Council Members|
|Local Election 2017||8,8 %||770|
|Local Election 2012||12,3 %||1195|
|Local Election 2008||5,4 %||443|
|Elections||Support||The Finns Party Candidate|
|Presidential Election 2018||7,0 %||Laura Huhtasaari|
|Presidential Election 2012||9,4 %||Timo Soini|
|Presidential Election 2006||3,4 %||Timo Soini|
European Union (EU) Parliamentary Elections:
|EU Parliamentary Election 2019||13,8 %||2|
|EU Parliamentary Election 2014||12,9 %||2|
|EU Parliamentary Election 2009||9,8 %||1|
|EU Parliamentary Election 2004||0,5 %||0|
LOCAL MUNICIPAL AND COMMUNAL ELECTIONS
THE MAIN CONCERNS
Five main concerns (pdf 88 kB) >
Economic policy (pdf, 112 kB) >
DEFENCE AND SECURITY POLICY
Defence and Security policy (pdf, 159 kB) >
Immigration policy (pdf, 163 kB) >
Language policy (pdf, 205 kB) >
Further information in English:
The Finns Party Parliamentary Group: Contact >
Secretary of International Affairs
phone. +358 503262227
email. tuulia.tiihonen [a] eduskunta.fi
THE FINNS PARTY OFFICE
phone. +358 (0)40 172 7525
email. matias.turkkila [a] perussuomalaiset.fi