Considering the disappointingly low turnout, 31.4 per cent, in 1999, the expectations were not running high in the run-up to the third Euro-elections to be held in Finland. Various public opinion surveys carried out in the months preceding the election indicated that turnout would again be low (albeit slightly higher), and, reflecting the consensual nature of Finnish politics, the main parties appeared to be in broad agreement about the future of European integration.
KeywordsElectoral System Vote Share Party Leader Vote Decision National Parliament
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