Feb. 11, 2024 Held


Republic of Finland

Election for Finnish Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:3,072,329
Valid Votes:2,051,759
Invalid Votes:20,570

Vote Share by Candidate:

Alexander STUBB1,575,211


Pekka HAAVISTO1,476,548


Results Notes

Results Source: Ministry of Justice - Information and Result Service

Election Results Modified: Feb 12, 2024

General Information

At Stake in this Election:

  • The Presidency of Finland

The first round was held on 28 January 2024.

Government Structure:

  • Chief of State: President Sauli NIINISTÖ (since 1 March 2012)
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Petteri ORPO (since 20 June 2023)
  • Assembly: unicameral Parliament (Eduskunta) with 200 seats

Electoral System:

  • The President is directly elected by absolute majority vote in up to two rounds. The president may serve up to two 6-year terms.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by Parliament.
  • 199 members of Parliament are directly elected in single and multi-seat constituencies via proportional representation vote. The remaining member, who represents the autonomous region of Åland, is directly elected by plurality vote. All members serve 4-year terms.

Last Election:

In the first round of the 2024 presidential election, Alexander STUBB (Kokoomus) led the field, winning 27.2% of the vote. Pekka HAAVISTO (Independent) finished in second place with 25.8% of the vote, advancing with STUBB to the second round. Voter turnout was 71.55%.

Information for Voters:

Tasavallan presidentin vaali 2024 (in Finnish)

Information about the Presidential Election (20 different languages)

Key Deadlines:

  • Candidate filing deadline: 12 December 2023 at 16:00
  • Voter registration deadline: N/A; Finland uses a passive, residence-based voter registration system. Voter residence data was collected on 8 December 2023.

Main Candidates in this Election:

  • Alexander STUBB
    • National Coalition / Kansallinen Kokoomus
  • Pekka HAAVISTO
    • Independent (supported by a voters’ association)

Population and Registered Voters:

Gender Data:

Disability Data:

  • CRPD Status: Signed 30 March 2007, Ratified 11 May 2016
  • Projected population with a disability: 888,978 (2022 est.)

IFES Resources:

  • Does IFES have a presence in Finland: No  
  • Election Access: Yes
  • Election Judgements: Yes, 1 judgement and 15 resources
Election Modified: Feb 12, 2024

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