Europe’s march to the right comes to Finland!
The True Finns party which opposes immigration, same-sex marriage, and EU bailouts gained 19% of the vote. This is up from the 4% they received last time. The Finnish National Coalition received 20.4%, and the Socialists received 19.1%.
This means that the True Finns were just 1.4 points away from the largest party. All together, right of center parties got 47.7% and left-wing parties got 34.4%, with the centrist party receiving 15.8%.
Every single party lost ground except for the True Finns.