Centre Party (Finland)

registered political party in Finland

The Centre Party (Finnish: Suomen Keskusta [ˈsuo̯men ˈkeskustɑ], Kesk; Swedish: Centern i Finland), officially the Centre Party of Finland, is an agrarian political party in Finland.[1] It was founded in 1906. The party's ideology can be seen as centre on the political spectrum.[2][3] It has been also seen as liberal,[4] social liberal,[5] liberal-conservative,[6][7] and conservative-liberal.[8] Its leader is Annika Saarikko since 2020.[9]

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  1. Nordsieck, Wolfram (2015). "Finland". Parties and Elections in Europe. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014.
  2. Josep M. Colomer (2008). Political Institutions in Europe. Routledge. p. 260. ISBN 978-1-134-07354-2.
  3. Andrews Nordlund (2007). "Nordic social politics in the late twentieth century: An analysis of the political reform agenda". In Nanna Kildal; Stein Kuhnle (eds.). Normative Foundations of the Welfare State: The Nordic Experience. Routledge. p. 74. ISBN 978-1-134-27283-9.
  4. "Finland's largest political parties". Information campaign of the European Parliament. Retrieved 26 August 2021.
  5. "Finland—Political parties". Norwegian Centre for Research Data. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  6. "Finnish PM improves his prospects with deft handling of a hot potato". The Guardian. 2007-03-17. Retrieved 2021-12-21.
  7. Caroline Close (2019). "The liberal party family ideology: Distinct, but diverse". In Close, Caroline; van Haute, Emilie (eds.). Liberal Parties in Europe. Routledge. pp. 338–339. ISBN 9781351245487.
  8. "Keskustan puheenjohtajaksi on valittu Annika Saarikko – "Sanon tämän niin painokkaasti kuin osaan: me tarvitsemme sinua Katri jatkossakin"". mtvuutiset.fi (in Finnish). 2020-09-05. Retrieved 2020-09-05.