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Finland: Political parties at a glance

Parties in comparison

Liberal
Socialist
Capitalist
Conservative

Explanation of the chart

The graph shows the economic orientation of the parties on the X-axis from left to right. The further left, the more actively the state should intervene via taxes, regulations and redistribution. The further to the right, the less the state should intervene.

On the Y-axis from top to bottom, the parties are categorized according to their life models. The further up a party, the more it prioritizes liberal lifestyles over traditional views and material goods. The further down, the more a party aligns itself with traditional lifestyles and sees the state as the moral authority for living together.

Data was collected through the 2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey by more than 400 policy experts. Party positions may change over time. Therefore, the chart serves only as an overview and cannot make statements about specific political topics.

Ryan Bakker, Liesbet Hooghe, Seth Jolly, Gary Marks, Jonathan Polk, Jan Rovny, Marco Steenbergen, and Milada Anna Vachudova. 2020. “2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey.” - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Kokoomus

National Coalition
Centre-right
EPP
EU Parliament
Government

Kokoomus (Kansallinen Kokoomus) is a center-right party that is currently represented in the parliament with 48 MPs.

Kokoomus upholds values such as a market economy, competition, and individual freedom. The party advocates for entrepreneurial initiative and economic efficiency.

Perussuomalaiset

Finns Party
Right-wing
ECR
EU Parliament
Government

Perussuomalaiset is a right-wing party that is currently represented in parliament with 46 seats.

Perussuomalaiset upholds conservative and nationalist values. The party emphasizes Finland's sovereignty, the protection of traditional culture, and restrictions on immigration.

Svenska folkpartiet

Swedish People’s Party of Finland
Liberal politics
RE
EU Parliament
Government

Svenska folkpartiet (Svenska folkpartiet i Finland) is a liberal party and currently represented in parliament with 9 MPs.

The SFP upholds values such as minority protection, cultural diversity, and social justice. The party advocates for the interests of the Swedish-speaking population in Finland.

Kristillisdemokraatit

Christian Democrats
Centre-right
EPP
EU Parliament
Government

Kristillisdemokraatit is a center-right party that is currently represented in the parliament with 5 MPs.

Kristillisdemokraatit upholds Christian and conservative values. The party emphasizes the importance of family, pro-life principles, and social justice.

SDP

Social Democratic Party of Finland
Centre-left
S&D
EU Parliament
Opposition

SDP (Suomen Sosialidemokraattinen Puolue) is a center-left party and currently represented in parliament with 43 MPs.

The SDP upholds core values such as social justice, equality, and strengthening social security. It advocates for workers' rights and social welfare programs.

Suomen Keskusta

Centre Party of Finland
Center
RE
EU Parliament
Opposition

Suomen Keskusta is a text.party-info-orientation-center and currently represented in parliament with 23 MPs.

The Centre Party upholds values such as decentralization, agricultural interests, and regional development. It emphasizes the importance of rural areas and the quality of life there.

Vihreä liitto

Green League
Environment & Climate
G/EFA
EU Parliament
Opposition

Vihreä liitto is a green party that is currently represented in the parliament with 13 MPs.

The Green League upholds values such as environmental protection, social justice, and sustainability. It advocates for ecological, social, and economic responsibility.

Vasemmistoliitto

Left Alliance
Left-wing
LEFT
EU Parliament
Opposition

Vasemmistoliitto is a left party that is currently represented in parliament with 11 seats.

The Left Alliance upholds progressive values such as social justice, equality, and the empowerment of the working class. The party advocates for comprehensive social security and the protection of the most vulnerable in society.

Liike Nyt

Movement Now
Centre-right
NI
EU Parliament
Opposition

Liike Nyt is a center-right party and currently represented in parliament with 1 MPs.

Liike Nyt emphasizes transparency, efficiency, and accountability in politics. The party advocates for modern and data-driven governance.