Finnish municipal elections, 2008

Finnish municipal election, 2008 was held in Finland on 26 October with advance voting between 15 and 21 October 2008. 10,412 municipal council seats were open for election in 332 municipalities. The number of councillors decreased by over 1,554 compared to the previous election due to the merging of several municipalities.[1]

National results

Party Votes[3] Council seats
Number % Number Net ±
National Coalition 597,727 23.45% 2,020 -58
Social Democratic 541,187 21.23% 2,066 -519
Centre 512,220 20.09% 3,518 -907
Green League 227,999 8.94% 370 +56
Left Alliance 223,673 8.77% 833 -154
Finns 137,497 5.39% 443 +337
Swedish People's 119,896 4.7% 511 -125
Christian Democrat 106,639 4.18% 351 -40
Communist Party 13,986 0.55% 9 -7
Seniors' Party 2,618 0.10% 2 +1
Independence Party 1,482 0.06% 2 ±0
Communist Workers' Party – For Peace and Socialism 1,063 0.04% 0 -1
For the Poor 1,063 0.04% 1 +1
Workers Party 711 0.03% 0 -1
Others 61,478 2.41% 286 -134
Total 2,549,235 10,412 -1,554

References

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