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Results of the Parliamentary Elections Confirmed on 22th April

The final composition of parliamentary committees and other organs will be appointed after the government negotiations.

 Press releases

 

 

The opening of the parliamentary sessionhttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/The-opening-of-the-parliamentary-session.aspxThe opening of the parliamentary session2015-04-29T11:00:00Z
Digital archives workstation temporarily unavailable https://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Digital-archives-workstation-temporarily-unavailable-.aspxDigital archives workstation temporarily unavailable 2015-04-23T07:15:00Z
Two book scanners in the libraryhttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Two-book-scanners-in-the-library.aspxTwo book scanners in the library2015-04-23T06:15:00Z
Parliamentary Election Result Confirmedhttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/election_result2015.aspxParliamentary Election Result Confirmed2015-04-23T06:02:12Z
Library of Parliament’s website revampedhttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Library-of-Parliament’s-website-revamped.aspxLibrary of Parliament’s website revamped2015-04-22T14:00:00Z
Parliamentary term endedhttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Elections2015.aspxParliamentary term ended2015-04-19T15:45:00Z
Parliament in Recess until April Electionshttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Parliament-in-Recess-until-April-Elections.aspxParliament in Recess until April Elections2015-03-13T22:00:00Z
Continued cooperation in the Baltic Sea Regionhttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Continued-cooperation-in-the-Baltic-Sea-Region.aspxContinued cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region2015-03-19T08:00:00Z
Swedish King and Queen Visited the Parliamenthttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/Swedish-King-and-Queen-Visited-the-Parliament.aspxSwedish King and Queen Visited the Parliament2015-03-03T13:15:00Z
OSCE PA President calls for strict adherence to Ukraine ceasefire, deplores Debaltseve fightinghttps://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/tiedotteet/Pages/OSCE-PA-President-calls-for-strict-adherence-to-Ukraine-ceasefire,-deplores-Debaltseve-fighting.aspxOSCE PA President calls for strict adherence to Ukraine ceasefire, deplores Debaltseve fighting2015-02-17T07:00:00Z

​Eduskunta, the Parliament of Finland

The supreme decision-making authority in Finland is exercised by Parliament. The 200 Members of Parliament are elected every four years using a direct proportional system. Parliament enacts legislation, approves the state budget, ratifies international treaties and oversees the Government.

Parliament has three key arenas: the plenary session makes final decisions, the committees prepare matters and the parliamentary groups shape policy. Legislation is enacted according to the Constitution and the Procedure of Parliament. The Speaker directs parliamentary work together with the Deputy Speakers and the Speaker's Council. The Parliamentary Office provides services for MPs and is headed by the Secretary General of Parliament.

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April 2015 Parliamentary Election

Parliamentary elections in Finland will be held on Sunday, April 19th, 2015. The official election result can be found from the elections website of the Ministry of Justice.

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Parliament convenes in temporary facilities

The 1931 Parliament House has closed for extensive renovations. After the April 2015 parliamentary election Parliament of Finland will convene in the nearby Sibelius-Academy concert hall, which has been refurbished to fit the needs of parliament. Parliament will return to its own building in time for Centenary celebrations of Finnish Independence in the fall of 2017.

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Speaker and deputy speakers

Parliament elects among its members a Speaker and two deputy speakers during the first plenary session each year.

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Visitors' Centre

At the Visitors' Centre, operating in the Little Parliament, you will find information about Parliament.

The Library of Parliament

The Library of Parliament is open to the public.

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Media work in the Parliament

Guide for visiting journalists.