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  Centre
POLITICAL PARTY DETAILS
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AbbreviationKesk
Websitehttps://keskusta.fi/
CountryFinland
Established1906-07-26
Disbanded0000-00-00
Contributor411 Name Removed
Last EditedIndyGeorgia - September 24, 2021 02:00pm
DescriptionCenter-right, agrarian-interests party founded in 1906 as the Agrarian Union (Maalaisliitto, ML) and renamed in 1988 the Center Party of Finland [Suomen Keskusta (keskusta or Kesk.)], following the renaming trend of 'agrarian' parties to 'center' that spread through Europe beginning in the 50s. Party was founded by Santeri Alkio who is also the party's idealogue, penning a theory called 'embryonism', which essentially sees a nation progress only when the rural poor get richer. Party has been in almost every government, mostly in coalition, since 1917, and can tout twelve prime ministers. Party received its largest ever presence in Parliament with 55 MPs after the economic recession of 1991, collapsing to 35 after elections held in 2011. Party is chaired by the Minister of Finance and Southwest Finland MP, Annika Saarikko.

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MOST RECENT RACES
04/01/2023 Finland Prime Minister Annika Saarikko ???
04/01/2023 FIN Eduskunta - Popular Vote Center Party of Finland ???
06/11/2022 Centre Party Leader Paavo Väyrynen Lost 10.12% (-79.76%)
06/11/2022 Centre Party Leader Annika Saarikko Won 89.88% (+79.76%)
05/27/2021 FIN Minister of Finance Annika Saarikko Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
05/27/2021 FIN Minister of Science and Culture Antti Kurvinen Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
09/10/2020 FIN Deputy Prime Minister Annika Saarikko Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
09/05/2020 Centre Party Leader Annika Saarikko Won 51.10% (+16.96%)
09/05/2020 Centre Party Leader Petri Honkonen Lost 13.60% (-37.50%)
09/05/2020 Centre Party Leader Ilkka Tiainen Lost 0.97% (-50.13%)
09/05/2020 Centre Party Leader Jari Tasanen Lost 0.18% (-50.93%)
09/05/2020 Centre Party Leader Katri Kulmuni Lost 34.14% (-16.96%)
08/06/2020 FIN Minister of Science and Culture Annika Saarikko Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
06/08/2020 FIN Minister of Finance Matti Vanhanen Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
06/08/2020 FIN Deputy Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
12/10/2019 FIN Minister of Science and Culture Hanna Kosonen Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
12/10/2019 FIN Minister of Finance Katri Kulmuni Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
12/10/2019 FIN Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
09/25/2019 IMF Managing Director Olli Rehn Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
09/12/2019 FIN Deputy Prime Minister Katri Kulmuni Won 100.00% (+100.00%)