Posts Tagged: municipal elections

Finnish municipal elections analysis: Anti-immigration and us-vs-them politics aren’t sustainable

One of the most important lessons of Sunday’s municipal elections is that the right-wing populist Perussuomalaiset (PS)*, and especially its conservative anti-immigration message and wing, are the biggest losers.

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Finnish municipal elections: Greens make big gains, Perussuomalaiset are the biggest losers

The result of Sunday’s municipal elections were especially good news especially for migrants and minorities, who have been a target of the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* party chiefly after the parliamentary elections of 2011, when it won 39 seats (19.05%) from 5 MPs (4.05%) in the previous elections.

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UPDATE: National Coalition Party forecast to win municipal elections, PS the biggest losers

YLE forecasts that the National Coalition Party (NCP) will be the winner of the 2017 municipal elections with 20.4% of the votes followed by the Social Democrats (19.2%) and Center Party (17.6%). The biggest winner will be the Greens (13.6%) and the biggest loser the Perussuomalaiset* (8.2%).  The PS saw their support nosedive from the last municipal elections

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Amiirah Salleh-Hoddin & Jana Turk: Vote, vote and vote on Sunday!

The 2017 municipal elections in Finland will be held this Sunday on 9 April, with advance voting having already taken place from 29 March to 4 April. Finnish municipal elections are held on the third Sunday of April every 4 years to elect councilors in the 295 municipalities in continental Finland and 16 in the Province of Åland as of the beginning of 2017.

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Shamsul Alam is one of the new brave faces of Finland that nobody can make go away

Racism and hate speech are social ills that have spread like wildfire in Finland. Racists in Finland come from the same place than other racists in other countries. It is unacceptable that in a country like Finland, which prides itself as a modern Nordic welfare state, that racism and hate speech can see another day with near-impunity.

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YouTube Perussuomalaiset candidate: We don’t want asylum seekers in Finland – leave

This interview by an Iraqi asylum seeker of Tampere Perussuomalaiset (PS)* municipal election candidate, Elisa Hiltunen, highlights why many migrants see the PS a hostile party against migrants, especially asylum seekers. Hiltunen reveals the extreme egoism and outright ignorance of our laws and international commitments.

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The true face of the PS is being exposed by its poor election results

There’s an interesting editoral on Saturdary’s Helsingin Sanomat (HS) that shows how close Nordic anti-immigration are when it comes to the support they received in recent elections and poll standings. Migrant Tales wrote six days after Anders Breivik murdered in cold blood 77 people on July 22, 2011 that the tide had turned for far right anti-immigration parties

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