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The Åland Social Democrats (Swedish: Ålands Socialdemokrater) is a social-democratic[1] political party on the Åland Islands. In the 18 October 2015 parliamentary elections, the party won 17.4% of the popular vote and 5 out of 30 seats, a loss of one.[1]

Åland Social Democrats

Ålands Socialdemokrater
LeaderCamilla Gunell
Founded1971
HeadquartersEkonomiegatan 1, Mariehamn
Youth wingRosenskotten
Women's wingTörnrosorna
IdeologySocial democracy[1]
Political positionCentre-left
European affiliationNone
International affiliationNone
European Parliament groupNone
Nordic affiliationSAMAK
ColoursRed
Parliament of Finland
0 / 1
Parliament
5 / 30
Municipalities
15 / 208
Website
www.socialdemokraterna.ax

The current organisation was founded in 1971, although there have been worker's associations on Åland since 1906. After the independence of Finland the Social Democrats were closer to the Swedish Social Democratic Party than the Social Democratic Party of Finland. After the Second World War, the Social Democrats fought the supporters of the far-left Finnish People's Democratic League, which briefly became the largest political movement on the islands.

Election resultsEdit

Parliament of Åland[2]
 
Year MPs Votes
1979 3 1,125 12.0%
1983 5 1,717 16.5%
1987 4 1,489 14.0%
1991 4 1,564 14.5%
1995 4 1,711 15.2%
1999 3 1,427 11.8%
2003 6 2,340 19.0%
2007 3 1,513 11.8%
2011 6 2,404 18.5%
2015 5 2,188 15,8%
Parliament of Finland
(Åland constituency)
[3]
Year MPs Votes
1991 -- 940 10.1%
1995 -- 909 9.2%
1999 -- 924 8.8%
2003 -- 2,904 24.9%
2007 -- 1,607 14.4%
Municipal councils[4]
 
Year Councillors Votes
1995 13 1,491 13.1%
1999 10 1,332 10.9%
2003 18 1,967 15.7%
2007 14 1,703 12.8%
2011 17 2,245 16.7%
2015 15 2,124 14,6%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Nordsieck, Wolfram (2015). "Åland/Finland". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  2. ^ Lagtings- och kommunalvalet 2007 Archived 2011-07-23 at the Wayback Machine Statistik 4:2007 (ÅSUB), p. 32.
  3. ^ Riksdagsvalet 18.3.2007 Archived 2012-02-19 at the Wayback Machine, Tabell 8. Resultatet för de olika listorna vid riksdagsvalen 1987-2007 (ÅSUB)
  4. ^ Lagtings- och kommunalvalet 2007 Archived 2011-07-23 at the Wayback Machine Statistik 4:2007 (ÅSUB), p. 56.

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