Jan Vapaavuori from the National Coalition Party was the vote-puller in Helsinki with 295,47 votes. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

At 03:00 on Monday morning it was clear: National Coalition Party (NCP) is the clear winner of the 2017 [highlight color=#FFFF00 ]municipal elections[/highlight].

The party, which speaks for liberal and conservative values, received 20.7 percent of all votes in the country. They received 530,788 votes and 1,492 seats in city councils across the nation. It’s one of the four largest parties in Finland, a pro-European coalition packing 41,000 members.

Antti Rinne, the chair of SDP, has suggested a language test for foreigners moving to Finland for work. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

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