Finland: Parties at a glance

Parties in comparison

Post-materialistic way of life
Socialist
Capitalist
Traditional way of life

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.

SDP

Social Democratic Party of Finland

SDP (Suomen Sosialidemokraattinen Puolue) is a center-left party and currently represented in parliament with 40 MPs. The party favors financial redistributions from rich to poor, wants to invest more in public services, and advocates liberal lifestyles.

Compared to the last election, SDP scores an increase of +1.3 and comes in at 19.0%.

Name Suomen Sosialidemokraattinen Puolue
Translation Social Democratic Party of Finland
Political orientation Centre-left
Government Part of the government
Current poll value 19.0 (+1.3 since last election )
Seats in parliament 40 / 200
Group in the EU Parliament S&D
Core topics
  • Redistribution from rich to poor
  • More investment in public services
  • Advocates liberal lifestyles
  • More government intervention in markets/economy
All information at a glance: SDP

Suomen Keskusta

Centre Party of Finland

Suomen Keskusta is a party of undefinable orientation and currently represented in parliament with 31 MPs. The party favors the promotalization of political decisions, wants a strong nation-state, and puts economic interests and stability above environmental protection.

Current polls show Suomen Keskusta at 10.1. That's a loss of -3.7 compared to the last election.

Name Suomen Keskusta
Translation Centre Party of Finland
Political orientation Transversal
Government Part of the government
Current poll value 10.1 (-3.7 since last election )
Seats in parliament 31 / 200
Group in the EU Parliament RE
Core topics
  • More promotionism
  • Strong nationalism
  • Economic growth more important than environmental protection
  • Strict crime control
All information at a glance: Suomen Keskusta

Vihreä liitto

Green League

Vihreä liitto is a green party that is currently represented in the parliament with 20 MPs. The party advocates liberal lifestyles, has a dream of an open world without borders, and stands for an open-minded immigration policy.

In the current election trend, Vihreä liitto comes in at 10.1%, losing -1.4 compared to the last election.

Name Vihreä liitto
Translation Green League
Political orientation Environment & Climate
Government Part of the government
Current poll value 10.1 (-1.4 since last election )
Seats in parliament 20 / 200
Group in the EU Parliament Greens
Core topics
  • Advocates liberal lifestyles
  • Open world without borders
  • Open-minded immigration policy
  • Environmental protection more important than economic growth
All information at a glance: Vihreä liitto

Vasemmisto

Left Alliance

Vasemmisto (Vasemmistoliitto) is a left party that is currently represented in parliament with 16 seats. The party wants to invest more in public services, favors financial redistributions from rich to poor, and advocates liberal lifestyles.

Current polls have Vasemmisto coming in at 7.6% - a loss of -0.6 since the last election.

Name Vasemmistoliitto
Translation Left Alliance
Political orientation Left-wing
Government Part of the government
Current poll value 7.6 (-0.6 since last election )
Seats in parliament 16 / 200
Group in the EU Parliament Left
Core topics
  • More investment in public services
  • Redistribution from rich to poor
  • Advocates liberal lifestyles
  • More regulation of markets
All information at a glance: Vasemmisto

Svenska

Swedish People’s Party of Finland

Svenska (Svenska folkpartiet i Finland) is a liberal party and currently represented in parliament with 9 MPs. The party advocates liberal lifestyles, has a dream of an open world without borders, and stands for an open-minded immigration policy.

Current polls show Svenska at 4.4. That's a loss of -0.1 compared to the last election.

Name Svenska folkpartiet i Finland
Translation Swedish People’s Party of Finland
Political orientation Liberal politics
Government Part of the government
Current poll value 4.4 (-0.1 since last election )
Seats in parliament 9 / 200
Group in the EU Parliament RE
Core topics
  • Advocates liberal lifestyles
  • Open world without borders
  • Open-minded immigration policy
  • Pro multiculturalism
All information at a glance: Svenska

Perussuomalaiset

Finns Party

Perussuomalaiset is a right-wing party that is currently represented in parliament with 39 seats. The party advocates strict immigration policy, advocates consistent crime fighting, and wants a strong nation-state.

In current polls, Perussuomalaiset comes in at 18.5%. Compared to the election, that's an increase of +1.0.

Name Perussuomalaiset
Translation Finns Party
Political orientation Right-wing
Current poll value 18.5 (+1.0 since last election )
Seats in parliament 39 / 200
Group in the EU Parliament ID
Core topics
  • Strict immigration policy
  • Against multiculturalism
  • Strict crime control
  • Strong nationalism
All information at a glance: Perussuomalaiset

Kokoomus

National Coalition

Kokoomus (Kansallinen Kokoomus) is a center-right party that is currently represented in the parliament with 38 MPs. The party is against too much regulation of markets, wants more free world trade, and wants tax cuts.

In current polls, Kokoomus is getting 21.8% of the vote - an increase of +4.8 since the last election.

Name Kansallinen Kokoomus
Translation National Coalition
Political orientation Centre-right
Current poll value 21.8 (+4.8 since last election )
Seats in parliament 38 / 200
Group in the EU Parliament EPP
Core topics
  • Less regulation of markets
  • Free world trade
  • Tax cuts
  • Less government intervention in markets/economy
All information at a glance: Kokoomus

Kristillisdemokraatit

Christian Democrats

Kristillisdemokraatit is a center-right party that is currently represented in the parliament with 5 MPs. The party favors traditional lifestyles, wants a strong nation-state, and advocates consistent crime fighting.

In current polls, Kristillisdemokraatit is getting 4.0% of the vote - an increase of +0.1 since the last election.

Name Kristillisdemokraatit
Translation Christian Democrats
Political orientation Centre-right
Current poll value 4.0 (+0.1 since last election )
Seats in parliament 5 / 200
Group in the EU Parliament EPP
Core topics
  • Prefers traditional lifestyles
  • Strong nationalism
  • Strict crime control
  • Against multiculturalism
All information at a glance: Kristillisdemokraatit

Liike Nyt

Movement Now

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

Current polls show Liike Nyt at 1.9. That's a loss of -0.4 compared to the last election.

Name Liike Nyt
Translation Movement Now
Political orientation Centre-right
Current poll value 1.9 (-0.4 since last election )
Seats in parliament 1 / 200
All information at a glance: Liike Nyt

Piraattipuolue

Piraattipuolue

Piraattipuolue is a left party from Finland.

Name Piraattipuolue
Political orientation Left-wing
Seats in parliament 0 / 200
All information at a glance: Piraattipuolue

Sininen tulevaisuus

Sininen tulevaisuus

Sininen tulevaisuus is a center-right party from Finland.

Name Sininen tulevaisuus
Political orientation Centre-right
Seats in parliament 0 / 200
All information at a glance: Sininen tulevaisuus

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