Monday, 18 April 2011

Election results are in - Suomen Sisu scores landslide victory

The election results are in, and the True Finns got an even larger landslide of a victory than projected, scoring 19% of the votes and gaining 35 seats in parliament. The result is an upset of massive proportions, as well as the largest electoral victory in Finnish political history. Every party other than the True Finns lost support and the True Finn party now ranks above the current prime minister Kiviniemi's Centre party, giving the True Finns a mandate to govern which will be hard to ignore. They were not the only winners last night, however.

Jussi Halla-Aho on the right

 You may recall I blogged before about Suomen Sisu, a neo-nazi organisation which states it is against race mixing and has a rather dubious literary taste. They have always had political aspirations, but previously their loftiest heights attained were from getting a council seat in the greater Åbo area. They now have four MPs. Blogger and popular racist Jussi Halla-Aho made it through as the second highest voted candidate in the Helsinki constituency after the Left Alliance's Arhinmäki. James Hirvisaari, member of Suomen Sisu who stood court for racial incitement also made it through. Olli Immonen and Juha Eerola, who have actually not got a criminal record as far as I can tell, made it through from the Suomen Sisu members list as well.