Social Democrats win first phase of Finland’s election
Finland’s leftist Social Democrats won first place in advance voting ahead of Sunday’s parliamentary election, with 18.9% of the votes, after 35.5% of ballots had been counted, justice ministry data showed.
The centre-right National Coalition of outgoing Finance Minister Petteri Orpo came in second, with 17.2% of the advance ballots.
The Centre Party of outgoing Prime Minister Juha Sipila scored third, with 15.4%.
The nationalist True Finns party came in fourth, with 15.1% of the vote.