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Satakunta (formerly Turku Province North) is a Finnish constituency represented in eduskunta. It covers the administrative region of Satakunta, with a population of 221,752 (as of 2015 [update] ). Satakunta elects nine members of the Eduskunta.
There are thirteen constituencies in Finland. The citizens of each constituency elect members of the Parliament of Finland, ranging from 6 to 35 per constituency, except for 05 Åland, which only elects one. The constituency division is based on the province division in use from 1634 to 1997, and has remained basically the same since the first parliamentary election, which was held in 1907. In 1939, the constituency of Northern Oulu was divided between the constituencies of Lapland and Oulu. The constituency of Southern Oulu was renamed to Oulu in the process. After the Continuation War, the electoral districts of Eastern and Western Viipuri, which lost much of their territories to the Soviet Union, were united to the new constituency of Kymi. At the same time, Åland became a distinct constituency. In 1954, Helsinki was cut from the constituency of Uusimaa. In 1962, the southern and northern Vaasa constituencies were united. In 2015, the constituencies of Kymi and Southern Savonia were united, forming the constituency of South-Eastern Finland; similarly, the constituencies of Northern Savonia and North Karelia were united to form the constituency of Savonia-Karelia.
The Parliament of Finland is the unicameral supreme legislature of Finland, founded on 9 May 1906. In accordance with the Constitution of Finland, sovereignty belongs to the people, and that power is vested in the Parliament. The Parliament consists of 200 members, 199 of whom are elected every four years from 13 multi-member districts electing 7-36 using the proportional d'Hondt method. In addition, there is one member from Åland.
Satakunta is a region of Finland, part of the former Western Finland Province. It borders the regions of Southwest Finland (Varsinais-Suomi), Pirkanmaa, South Ostrobothnia and Ostrobothnia. The capital city of the region is Pori. The name of the region literally means Hundred. The historical province of the same name was a larger area within Finland, covering modern Satakunta as well as much of Pirkanmaa.
The constituency is largely rural, and the largest cities are Pori and Rauma. The largest parties in the parliamentary elections are the Social Democratic Party of Finland and the Centre Party.
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. The city is located some 10 kilometres (6 mi) from the Gulf of Bothnia, on the estuary of the Kokemäenjoki river. Pori was established in 1558 by Duke John, who later became John III of Sweden.
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. 39,400 inhabitants on the west coast of Finland, 92 kilometres (57 mi) north of Turku, and 50 kilometres (31 mi) south of Pori. Granted town privileges on 17 April 1442, Rauma is known for its paper and maritime industry, high quality lace and the old wooden architecture of its centre, which is a UNESCO world heritage site.
The Social Democratic Party of Finland, shortened to the Social Democrats, is a social-democratic political party in Finland. The party is the largest party in the Finland's parliament with 40 seats. The party has set many fundamental policies of Finnish society during its representation in the Finnish Government. Founded in 1899, the SDP is Finland's oldest active political party. The SDP has a close relationship with Finland's largest trade union, SAK, and is a member of the Socialist International, the Party of European Socialists, and SAMAK.
Anne Elisabeth Holmlund is a Finnish politician and Minister of the Interior of Finland from 2007 to 2011. She has been a Member of Parliament for the National Coalition Party since 2002.
The National Coalition Party is a centre-right political party in Finland considered liberal, conservative, and liberal-conservative. Founded in 1918, the National Coalition Party is one of the three largest parties in Finland, along with the Social Democratic Party and the Centre Party. The current party chair is Petteri Orpo, elected on 11 June 2016. The party self-statedly bases its politics on "freedom, responsibility and democracy, equal opportunities, education, supportiveness, tolerance and caring" and supports multiculturalism and gay rights. It is pro-NATO and pro-European as well as a member of the European People's Party (EPP).
Timo Juhani Kalli is a Finnish politician from the Centre Party. He is a farmer.
The Centre Party of Finland is a centrist, liberal, agrarian political party in Finland.
Laura Huhtasaari is a Finnish politician. A member of the Finns Party, she has represented Satakunta in the Parliament of Finland since April 2015. She was the Finns Party candidate for the 2018 Finnish presidential election.
The Finns Party, formerly known in English as the True Finns, is a Finnish conservative political party, founded in 1995 following the dissolution of the Finnish Rural Party.
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Eurajoki is a municipality of Finland located in the region of Satakunta in the province of Western Finland. The municipality has a population of 9,452 and covers an area of 1,504.96 square kilometres (581.07 sq mi) of which 298.39 km2 (115.21 sq mi) is water. The population density is 27.37 inhabitants per square kilometre (70.9/sq mi).
Pirkanmaa, is a region of Finland. It borders the regions of Satakunta, Tavastia Proper (Kanta-Häme), Päijät-Häme, South Ostrobothnia, Central Finland and Southwest Finland (Varsinais-Suomi).
Huittinen is a town and municipality of Finland.
Nakkila is a municipality of Finland.
Ulvila is a town and municipality of Finland. It is one of the six medieval cities of Finland, as well as the third oldest in the country. Its position as city was taken over by Pori in the 16th century.
Parliamentary elections were held in Finland on 16 March 2003. The Centre Party led by Anneli Jäätteenmäki overtook the Social Democratic Party (SDP) to become the largest party in the Eduskunta. This was credited mainly to Jäätteenmäki's powerful leadership and modernization of the party still often viewed as agrarian and conservative by many. However, the SDP actually won some seats and increased its share of the vote, losing in the number of total popular votes only by a few thousand.
Johan Bjarne Kallis is the former chairman of the Christian Democratic Party (KD), previously known as the Finnish Christian Coalition (SKL), and a member of the Parliament of Finland. Kallis works as the principal of the Kokkola academy of commerce and has a Master's degree in political sciences.
Central Finland is a Finnish constituency represented in Eduskunta. It covers the administrative region of Central Finland, with a population of about 265,000. Central Finland currently elects ten members of Eduskunta.
Kymi is an electoral district represented in the Finnish Eduskunta (parliament). It covers the administrative regions of South Karelia and Kymenlaakso in south-eastern Finland, with a combined population of about 322,000. Kymi currently elects 12 members of the Eduskunta.
Lapland is a Finnish constituency represented in eduskunta. It covers the administrative region of Lapland, with a population of 187,777. Lapland currently elects seven members of eduskunta.
Northern Savonia was an electoral district represented in the Finnish Eduskunta (parliament). Since 2013 it has been part of the Savonia Karelia electoral district. It covered the administrative region of Northern Savonia, with a population of about 251,000. Northern Savonia currently elects ten members of the Eduskunta.
Oulu is a Finnish constituency represented in eduskunta. It covers the administrative regions of Northern Ostrobothnia and Kainuu, with a combined population of about 459,000. Oulu currently elects 18 members of eduskunta.
Pirkanmaa is a Finnish constituency represented in eduskunta. It covers the administrative region of Pirkanmaa, with a population of 453,978. Pirkanmaa currently elects 18 members of the Eduskunta.
Uusimaa is a Finnish constituency represented in eduskunta. It covers the administrative region of Uusimaa, excluding the capital city of Helsinki, which forms its own constituency. Uusimaa elects 36 members to eduskunta, which makes it the largest electoral district in the country.
Vaasa is a Finnish constituency represented in eduskunta. It covers the administrative regions of Ostrobothnia, Central Ostrobothnia and Southern Ostrobothnia. Vaasa currently elects 17 members to eduskunta.
Parliamentary elections were held in Finland on 19 April 2015, with advance voting taking place from 8 to 14 April. The 200 members of eduskunta were elected with the proportional D'Hondt method.
South-Eastern Finland is a Finnish constituency represented in eduskunta. It covers the regions of South Karelia, Southern Savonia and Kymi Valley. The South-Eastern district currently elects 17 members to Eduskunta. The district was formed in 2013 by merging the electoral districts of Southern Savonia and Kymi into one.
Parliamentary elections were held in Finland on 14 April 2019.