Finland

True Finns


Published 31st March, 2011

The True Finns or PS were founded in 1995 upon the dissolution of the Finnish Rural party (SMP).

In the 1995 election they won 1 seat and 1.3% of the vote. In 1999 the situation didn’t change but in 2003 the True Finns won 3 seats and 1.57% of the vote. In 2007 they increased their represntation once more and took 5 seats and 2.5% of the vote.

In recent times the True Finns have cut a controversial line opposing EU membership and wanting to cut social welfare for immigrants. They have risen in the opinion polls and as of March 2011 were standing at 18.4%.


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