Workers' Party of Finland

Workers' Party of Finland (Finnish: Suomen Työväenpuolue, Swedish: Finlands Arbetarparti) is a left-wing political party in Finland. The STP was founded in 2006 as a successor to the Alternative League (1999–2006).

Workers' Party of Finland
Finnish nameSuomen Työväenpuolue STP
Swedish nameFinlands Arbetarparti FAP
LeaderJuhani Tanski
PresidentNone
Founded1999 (VEV)
2006 (STP)
HeadquartersHelsinki
IdeologySocialism
Political positionLeft-wing
European affiliationNone
International affiliationNone
European Parliament groupNone
ColoursRed
Parliament
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Municipalities
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Website
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In the 2007 parliamentary election the party obtained 1,764 votes.[1] The party was removed from the party register [fi] in May 2007 after left without parliamentary seats in two consecutive elections, but they re-registered the same year after collecting 5,000 signed supporter cards [fi] again.

The Workers Party of Finland was formed in Helsinki 17 September 2006. Four of the six elected party leaders were activists of the League of Communists, a 2002 split of the Communist Workers' Party. Juhani Tanski was elected president of the STP.

The party has a bimonthly newspaper Kansan ääni, which is shared between the organizations League of Communists, People's Front Against European Union (EUVKr), and Work Against War and Fascism (SFT).

ElectionsEdit

Results
Parliament
Year MPs Votes
2007 0 1,764 0.06%
2011 0 1 857 0.06%
2015 0 984 0.03%
Municipal
Year Councillors Votes
2000 0 400 0.02%
2004 1 2,257 0.09%
2008 0 703 0.03%
European parliament
Year MEPs Votes
2009 0 3,169 0.19%

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