Kirjava ”Puolue” – Elonkehän Puolesta

Kirjava "Puolue" – Elonkehän Puolesta (KiPu; Swedish: Det Eko-Brokiga Partiet) was a Finnish political party[1] founded in 1988, best known for its alliance with Pertti "Veltto" Virtanen. It was a faction of the Green movement, which is now represented by the Green League in parliament. Virtanen went on to change allegiance to the Finns Party and was re-elected for two terms in 2007 and 2011.

Kirjava ”Puolue” – Elonkehän Puolesta
Founded1988 (1988)
Dissolved2003 (2003)

The original name from 1992 was Vihreät (The Greens), then it changed to Ekologinen puolue Vihreät (Ecological Party the Greens) and became Kirjava Puolue in 1998.

The only MP the party had was Virtanen in 1995–1999. In 2003, the party was removed from the party register after failing to gain MPs in two consecutive elections.

The party advocated degrowth and rejection of Finnish membership in any global economic organizations; thus, EU, WTO, GATT, IMF and World Bank. It also opposed new construction, wanted to reduce energy consumption and limit population growth. Instead, it proposed that organic farming should be the main livelihood.


  1. ^ "Puoluerekisterissä olevat puolueet" (in Finnish). Ministry of Justice. 23 April 1999. Archived from the original on 29 April 1999. Retrieved 23 May 2019.