General elections are taking place in Finland on April 2.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Voters in Finland head to the polls on Sunday to determine the fate of the ruling Social Democratic Party.
The elections will determine the composition of the Finnish parliament for the 2023 to 2027 session.
The Finnish parliament is unicameral and comprises 200 legislators, parliamentary elections are held every four years. Finnish citizens have the right to vote from the age of 18.
During the early voting period, 40.5% – or 1,731,441 voters – have already voted. Polling stations are located in supermarkets, libraries, schools and post offices across the country.
The votes are counted online and the preliminary results of 100% of the ballots will be summarized within approximately four hours after the close of the polls.
The Ministry of Justice will publish the official and final results on April 5.
The main struggle is between the ruling Social Democratic Party led by Sanna Marin, the opposition National Coalition Party led by Petteri Orpo and the Finnish Party led by Riikka Purra.