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Sun, 19 Jan, 2014 03:46:24 AM
FTimes-STT Report, January 19
 
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Three out four Finns would like to see the major elections held in April, according to a survey conducted by the Alma Media.
 
The survey results showed that majority of Finns would prefer the concentration of municipal, presidential and European elections in April.
 
The proposal for what is called a “democracy weekend” was first presented in last autumn in a working committee comprising the secretaries of all the parties.
 
According to the proposal, all elections would be held on the third weekend of April during an election year.
 
Currently, European elections are held in April, municipal elections in October and presidential elections in January.
 
The secretaries said the proposal had received support and positive feedback.
 
Secretary of Suomen Keskusta (centre party) Timo Laatinen believed that holding elections in a designated and specific period would increase voter turnout.
 
The survey was conducted by Taloustutkimus last week and involved nearly 1,000 adult respondents. The margin of error was +/-3 in either direction.
 
 
 
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