Centenary of women's full political rights in Finland

Electoral statistics

Introductive articles

  • Introduction to electoral statistics
  • Elections and women’s participation

Electoral statistics from Statistics Finland

  • Parliamentary elections
  • European Parliament elections
  • Municipal elections
  • Presidential elections

Articles and reviews by Statistics Finland

  • Parliamentary elections
  • European Parliament elections
  • Municipal elections
  • Presidential elections

International statistics

  • UN Womenwatch: Beijing +5
  • UNECE – Gender Statistics Website for Europe and North America
  • European Database on Women in Decision Making
  • Global Database of Quotas for Women
  • Interparliamentary Union: Women in National Parliaments
  • UNDP: Human Development Report 2005

Literature and sources

  • Berqvist, Christina et al: 1999. Proportion of Women in the Nordic Parliaments 1900-1990. See in: Equal Democracies? Gender and Politics in the Nordic Countries. Oslo: Scandinavian University.
  • Holli, Anne Maria: 2004. Quotas for Indirectly Elected Bodies: A Tailor-Made Solution for Finland. European Political Science 3, Summer 2004, 81–89.


An election poster from the 1930s. Finnish National Archives.