Social Democratic Party of Finland

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Social Democratic Party of Finland

Suomen sosialidemokraattinen puolue[nb 1]
Finlands socialdemokratiska parti
AbbreviationSDP
LeaderSanna Marin
Founded20 July 1899; 123 years ago (1899-07-20)
HeadquartersSaariniemenkatu 6, Helsinki
NewspaperDemokraatti
Student wingSocial Democratic Students
Youth wingDemarinuoret
Women's wingSocial Democratic Women in Finland [fi][1]
Membership (2019)39,450[2]
IdeologySocial democracy
Political positionCentre-left
European affiliationParty of European Socialists
International affiliationProgressive Alliance[3]
Socialist International[4]
European Parliament groupProgressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats[5]
Nordic affiliationSAMAK
The Social Democratic Group
Colours  Red
Parliament
40 / 200
European Parliament
2 / 14
Municipality councils
1,449 / 8,999
County seats
275 / 1,379
Website
sdp.fi

The Social Democratic Party of Finland (SDP, Finnish: Suomen sosialidemokraattinen puolue [ˈsuo̯men ˈsosiɑ(ː)liˌdemokrɑːtːinen ˈpuo̯lue]; Swedish: Finlands socialdemokratiska parti), shortened to the Social Democrats (Finnish: Sosiaalidemokraatit; Swedish: Socialdemokrater) and also known in Finnish as Demarit (Swedish: Socialdemokraterna),[6] is a social-democratic political party in Finland.[7] It is currently the largest party in the Parliament of Finland with 40 seats.

List of party leaders[change | change source]

Time Leader
1899–1900 Nils Robert af Ursin
1900 J. A. Salminen
1900–1903 K. F. Hellstén
1903–1905 Taavi Tainio
1905–1906 Emil Perttilä
1906–1909 Edvard Valpas-Hänninen
1909–1911 Matti Paasivuori
1911–1913 Otto Wille Kuusinen
1913–1917 Matti Paasivuori
1917–1918 Kullervo Manner
1918–1926 Väinö Tanner
1926–1930 Matti Paasivuori
1930–1942 Kaarlo Harvala
1942–1944 Väinö Salovaara
1944–1946 Onni Hiltunen
1946–1957 Emil Skog
1957–1963 Väinö Tanner
1963–1975 Rafael Paasio
1975–1987 Kalevi Sorsa
1987–1991 Pertti Paasio
1991–1993 Ulf Sundqvist
1993–2005 Paavo Lipponen
2005–2008 Eero Heinäluoma
2008–2014 Jutta Urpilainen
2014–2020 Antti Rinne
2020–present Sanna Marin

Notes[change | change source]

  1. For historical reasons, the party's name is spelled in the old-fashioned way, with a short a.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Member Organisations". Socialist International Women. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  2. "About the SDP". Suomen sosialidemokraattinen puolue (in Finnish). 2019. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  3. "Parties & Organisations". Progressive Alliance. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  4. "Full list of member parties and organisations". Socialist International. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  5. Terry, Chris (3 March 2014). "Social Democratic Party of Finland (SDP)". The Democratic Society. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  6. Icoronato, Katja (June 25, 2019). "Ministerivastuun alla ei voi enää puhua pötyä - Demarit selittelevät tätä fuulausta vielä pitkään". Uusi Suomi (in Finnish). Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  7. Nordsieck, Wolfram (2019). "Finland". Parties and Elections in Europe.