Finland's Social Democrats, Finns Party nearly tied in election

  • World
  • Monday, 15 Apr 2019

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland's Social Democrats and the nationalist Finns Party landed nearly tied in first place in a general election on Sunday, with 17.7 percent and 17.5 percent of votes, respectively, justice ministry data showed.

The co-ruling Centre Party of Prime Minister Juha Sipila and the centre-right National Coalition stood at 13.8 percent and 17.0 percent, respectively.

(Reporting by Justyna Pawlak and Anne Kauranen)