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    A voter casts his vote at Mantsala town hall during the Finnish parliamentary elections, in Mantsala, Finland April 14, 2019.

    Finnish Social Democrats Take Lead in Parliamentary Poll – Justice Ministry

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    HELSINKI (Sputnik) - Finland’s Social Democratic Party holds a slim lead in this Sunday's parliamentary election, figures published by the Justice Ministry show.

    With 35 percent of ballots counted, the Social Democrats are ahead with 18.9 percent of votes, trailed by the center-right National Coalition Party with 17.2 percent.

    The liberal Center has 15.4 percent, while the right-wing Finns party is fourth with 15.1 percent. Voters are choosing among 2,468 candidates from 19 parties to fill the legislature's 200 seats.

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