Social Democrats win first phase of Finland’s election

epa07505953 Finnish Social Democrat Party leader Antti Rinne (L) prepares to vote at a polling station in Mantsala, Finland, 14 April 2019. Finns across the country are heading to the poles to vote in the Finnish parliamentary election. EPA-EFE/MARKKU OJALA

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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.

Via Euronews

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