Finnish elections enveloped most seats for the incumbent prime minister Matti Vanhanen, but somehow surprisingly they most probably got new coalition partners - The Unity Party (Kokomuus). Burguois parties came out as clear winners and out of the 201 seats in the Finnish eduskunta 111 are now taken by Centre, Unity, Swedish People´s parties and Independent from Ahvenanmaa/Åland. Hypothetically also Christian democratic 5 seats could be added to the previously mentioned coalition, but coalition making is a tricky business and whilst usually winners tend to take all whilst respecting also junior partners, who really wants to mess with another small partner:)
Greens (Vihreät) received one of the best results in their history, and their result probably shows the growing importance of environmental issues in the European/World party political agenda and also attest to the changes from the traditional to the post-modern features in the Finnish society. Another example of this traditional-post modern nexus is the bad result of the Social democrats. Finnish middle class is growing and the economic malaise (lama) of the late 1980´s and the early 1990´s, after the collapse of the USSR, is over. RKP/SFP was also getting rather good result and as Stephan Wallin (RKP leader) said in the election night that the Swedish speaking electorate is still there, but more and more RKP is appealing to the mixed marriage Finnish families.
The trend of changes is in the air, and Finland has thus followed into the shoes of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Somali born Ms Abdullah (Vihreät) did not get into Finnish eduskunta by some scant number of votes. Traditional Nordic welfare societies are changing in the front of our eyes.