Posts Tagged: #vaalit2015

Facebook: These are OUR elections!

And we get another message today from a reader… If you have other accounts about post-election Finland and how racists are on the rampage please post them on www.facebook.com/likemigrant or migranttalesblog@gmail.com. Thank you!  

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The ballot box in Finland has shown a very different picture of PS support than opinion polls

The interesting matter to watch on election day is how well the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* will do and will it succeed in capturing undecided votes, which amount to about 40%, according to some predictions. There is another matter that baffles some observers as well about the today’s election: Why does the PS continue to be the

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Finland goes to the polls Sunday – don’t vote for these anti-immigration candidates

Finland will hold  parliamentary elections on Sunday. One of the interesting question marks is who will come in second or third place. One poll predicts the Center Party winning (no surprise) with the National Coalition Party (NCP) and Perussuomalaiset (PS)* coming in second and third, respectively. The Social Democrats are in fourth place.  During the last

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Green Party candidate Ali Giray: Respect can take you a long way

Ali Giray is a Green Party candidate from Joensuu who is running for parliament. After living 22 years in Finland, he still gets harassed because of his background. His campaign has been a target of near-constant vandalism and harassment. Despite these setbacks, Giray doesn’t plan to throw in the towel.

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Nasima Razmyar: A powerful voice of Finland’s ever-growing culturally diverse society

In the last four years since the 2011 parliamentary elections, Nasima Razmyar, 30, has developed tremendously as a politician to become the voice and hope of Finland’s ever-growing culturally diverse society.

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Finnish PS MP Tolppanen: Speaking in code and having a getaway plan after a racist statement

Perussuomalaiset (PS)* MP Maria Tolppanen is a good example of how anti-immigration politicians speak in code to their voters and have an escape plan after making a racist comment. Tolppanen’s getaway plan is the period mark in her statement.   These types of statements are double-edged swords because they give public exposure to a politician. Politicians like Tolppanen

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Perussuomalainen kansanedustaja Maria Tolppanen: “Vähemmän mamuja ja enemmän ihmisiä”

Perussuomalaiset ja vaalit on yhtä huono yhdistelmä kun viina ja ratti…

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