Parliament of Åland

The Lagting, or Lagtinget, is the parliament of Åland, an autonomous, demilitarised and unilingually Swedish-speaking territory of Finland. The Lagting has 30 seats, which makes for approximately one seat per 700 voters in 2022.[1]

Parliament of Åland

Ålands lagting
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Leadership
Roger Nordlund, Centre
since 4 November 2019
Structure
Seats30
Composition of the Lagting (Åland) after the 2019 elections
Political groups
Government (19)
  •   Centre (9)
  •   Moderate Coalition (4)
  •   Non-aligned Coalition (4)
  •   Sustainable Initiative (2)

Opposition (11)

Elections
Last election
20 October 2019
Next election
15 October 2023
Meeting place
Ålands lagting.jpg
Mariehamn
Website
www.lagtinget.ax
A parliament chamber

Legislative work is carried out in three standing committees:[2]

  • Committee on Legal Affairs and Culture
  • Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • Committee on Social Affairs and the Local Environment

Electoral systemEdit

The 30 members of the Parliament of Åland are elected every four years by proportional representation, with seats allocated using the d'Hondt method.[3][4] The age limit for voting rights is 18 years, in addition to which Åland's right to vote in the home region is a prerequisite for the stand for election.[5]

Latest electionEdit

 
PartyVotes%Seats+/–
Åland Centre3,97027.849+2
Liberals for Åland2,80319.666–1
Moderate Coalition for Åland1,96713.804–1
Non-aligned Coalition1,93513.574+1
Åland Social Democrats1,3129.203–2
Sustainable Initiative1,1878.332+2
Future of Åland6664.671–1
Ålandic Democracy4182.9310
Total14,258100.00300
Valid votes14,25897.69
Invalid/blank votes3372.31
Total votes14,595100.00
Registered voters/turnout20,94669.68
Source: ASUB

1979–2019 Election tableEdit

election seats
ÅC MS ÅS ObS G Åfg ÅF ÅD Hi
1979 14 9 4 3
1983 11 9 5 5
1987 9 8 5 4 2 2
1991 10 7 6 4 3
1995 9 8 6 4 3
1999 9 9 4 3 4 1
2003 7 7 4 6 3 1 2
2007 8 10 3 3 4 2
2011 7 6 4 6 4 3
2015 7 7 5 5 3 2 1
2019 9 6 4 3 4 1 1 2
Source: Ålands statistik- och utredningsbyrå

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Arter, David (2022). "Personal representation or party representation? Elections in the autonomous Åland Islands". Regional & Federal Studies: 1–14. doi:10.1080/13597566.2022.2047940. ISSN 1359-7566. S2CID 248113785.
  2. ^ "Utskott och organ". Ålands lagting (in Swedish). October 14, 2015. Retrieved September 14, 2021.
  3. ^ E-voting in a Small Scale –the Case of Åland
  4. ^ "Ahvenanmaan vaaleissa valta vaihtui: Keskusta voitti, sosiaalidemokraatit hävisivät". YLE (in Finnish). Retrieved September 14, 2021.
  5. ^ "Vem får rösta?". Val.ax (in Swedish). 2019. Retrieved September 14, 2021.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 60°05′52″N 19°56′42″E / 60.0978°N 19.9450°E / 60.0978; 19.9450