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Parliamentary elections on Sunday 2 April 2023

16.3.2023 10.44

Finland’s parliamentary elections will be held on 2 April 2023. In the elections, Finnish citizens entitled to vote will elect 200 Members of Parliament for a four-year electoral term.

Every Finnish citizen who reaches the age of 18 years on election day at the latest has the right to vote. In the parliamentary elections, voters may vote either on election day, which is Sunday 2 April, or in advance during the advance voting period, which is from 22 to 28 March.

Current issues

Ministers for European affairs to prepare for March European Council

20.3.2023 15.41
The EU General Affairs Council (GAC) will meet in Brussels on Tuesday 21 March. The meeting will focus mainly on preparations for the March European Council. The ministers will also discuss EU-UK relations and continue their annual rule of law dialogue. Minister for European Affairs and Ownership Steering Tytti Tuppurainen will represent Finland at the meeting.

Finland to grant additional support to earthquake areas in Türkiye and Syria

20.3.2023 17.25
Finland will grant additional EUR 12 million in humanitarian assistance to help earthquake survivors in Türkiye and Syria. The support will be used to finance food aid, water services, emergency shelters and protection to those who lost their homes.

IPCC report: Decisions made now have impacts for thousands of years – climate change challenges can be met with swift and extensive action

20.3.2023 15.02
Kuvassa lähikuva sulavasta jäästä.
The scientific evidence is clear: climate change is a threat to the wellbeing of humans and nature. In the report published today, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC points out that urgent action is needed to ensure a liveable future for all. There is very little time for corrective actions but solutions are available.

258,100 unemployed jobseekers in February

21.3.2023 8.03
Unemployed jobseekers at the end of February, a total of 258 100, 7 500 deductions from the year before.
The number of unemployed jobseekers decreased by 7,500. The number of new vacancies reported in February totalled 92,000. In all, the number of unfilled vacancies amounted to 198,400, which is 44,000 fewer than a year ago.

EU Foreign Affairs Council to discuss Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and matters concerning Tunisia

19.3.2023 15.11
EU foreign ministers will convene in Brussels on 20 March. A joint session of EU foreign and defence ministers will be held on the same day. Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto will represent Finland at the Foreign Affairs Council meeting. Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister of Defence Antti Kaikkonen will represent Finland at the joint session. In addition, Minister Haavisto and Minister Kaikkonen will meet NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.


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Photos of ministers, public officials and government premises are available in the government material bank.


Live webcasts of the Government’s press conferences and other events are streamed on the Government’s YouTube channel.

See also

Parliamentary elections 2023

Parliamentary elections 2023

Parliamentary elections on Sunday 2 April 2023. Advance voting from 22 to 28 March in Finland and 22 to 15 March abroad.

Government Programme

Government Programme

The Programme of Prime Minister Sanna Marin's Government: "Inclusive and competent Finland – a socially, economically and ecologically sustainable society".

Finland's EU policy

Finland's EU policy

The basic stance of Finland’s EU policy is to further develop the European Union and to promote growth, stability and security in Europe. Finland is an active, pragmatic and result-oriented Member State.


Finnish Government

Finnish Government

The term ‘Government’ refers to the Government of Finland which consists of a prime minister and a required number of ministers. It also denotes a decision-making body consisting of the government plenary session and the ministries.

About the Government

Government in office

Government in office

On 10 December 2019, the President of the Republic appointed Prime Minister Sanna Marin’s Government, which is Finland’s 76th government. Marin’s Government is formed by the Social Democratic Party, the Centre Party, the Greens, the Left Alliance and the Swedish People's Party of Finland. The Government has 19 ministers.

Prime Minister Marin's Government

Finnish Governments

Finnish Governments

Search information on the Finnish Governments, their compositions and Government Programmes throughout Finland’s independence – as of 1917.

Governments and ministers since 1917

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